CADViewer Technical Documentation, Installation Guide and Reference Samples Library

Installing Back-End CAD Converters

CADViewer Back-End CAD Converters Folder Structure

The Back-End CAD converter structure supporting CADViewer application, is typically installed under the main cadviewer folder in the folder converters. There are three back-end converters used, of which AutoXchange must be installed for CAD drawings display, the other two are optional:

  • AutoXchange 2020 is the core converter component handling CAD formats, PDF and advanced raster formats such as TIFF converting into the CADViewer open display format SVG. - required
  • DwgMerge 2020 is used when merging Redlines into DWG or DXF for redistribution. DwgMerge is additionally used in the CADViewer QR code interface to mark drawings with QR codes. - optional
  • LinkList 2020 is used to make queries to CAD drawings to list any external references associated with a drawing. This is used to query what needs to be added for the drawing to display with all defined external content or sub-drawings. - optional

─── cadviewer
    └── converters
        ├── ax2020
        │     ├── windows 
        │     │      └── fonts
        │     └── linux
        │            └── fonts
        ├── dwgmerge2020
        │         ├── windows 
        │         │      └── fonts
        │         └── linux
        │                └── fonts
        ├── linklist2020
        │         ├── windows  
        │         │      └── fonts
        │         └── linux
        │                └── fonts
        └── files
		

AutoXchange 2020 Installation

Download AutoXchange from our site. Add it into the CADViewer structure as specified depending on the Handler technology used. There is a separate documentation for AutoXchange 2020 for application programmers who wants to use the AutoXchange 2020 command line interface to control the display file creation themselves.

DwgMerge 2020 Installation

Download DwgMerge from our site. Add it into the CADViewer structure as specified depending on the Handler technology used.

Download LinkList from our site. Add it into the CADViewer structure as specified depending on the Handler technology used.

Handler Connections between Converters and CADViewer

Depending on back-end platform technology, a set of Handlers is the glue between CADViewer and the Back-End CAD Converters, please see the Handler section.

Last updated on 11 May 2020
Published on 11 May 2020