CADViewer Technical Documentation, Installation Guide and Reference Samples Library

Vue JS

Install CADViewer

Install CADViewer from: npm i cadviewer

There are some general image and XML configuration files that CADViewer needs during execution, please download and place in your VueJS /public/ project folder.

Install CAD Conversion Server

Download the CADViewer Node JS CAD Conversion server (or alternatively the PHP, .NET or Servlet Server implementations).

Use the NodeJS CADServer instructions.

Install Converters

Download the CAD Converter AutoXchange 2022.

Go to:, register and receive email and then download from AutoXchange 2020 Downloads.

Place the Converter as part of the CAD Conversion server structure, typically: /converters/ax2022/windows or /converters/ax2022/linux. See instructions on download page on how to set up paths and fonts folders.

Reference Sample

NOTE: You can install the sample below from Github: cadviewer-testapp-vue-01.

Setup of sample and npm installation of CADViewer

Install Vue CLI on your computer and run the command

vue create cadviewer-testapp-vue-01

In folder cadviewer-testapp-vue-01, install CADViewer.

npm i cadviewer

For the sample methods, remove hard method syntax checking:

npm uninstall @vue/cli-plugin-eslint

Modify App.vue

In the main src/App.vue, we add three new components. The main CADViewer canvas component, and then two components CADViewerHelperMethods that illustrates working with the CADViewer API to highlight and control objects on the canvas and CADViewerSpaceObjects which illustrates how to select and add SVG or bitmap objects to the CADViewer canvas as interactive Space Objects.

Modify main.js

In src/main.js , add the declaration of an eventbus which allows the tree CADViewer components to exchange method calls between them.

export const eventBus = new Vue(); // added to trigger inter components call of methods

Add CADViewer components

Download the CADViewer Vue components and add them to the /src/components/ folder structure.

Sample component vue files:

  • CADViewerCanvas.vue
  • CADViewerHelperMethods.vue
  • CADViewerSpaceObjects.vue

(the download zip also includes a modified HelloWorld.vue file)

Add CADViewer content to /public/

There are some general image and XML configuration files that CADViewer needs during execution, please download and place in your VueJS /public/ project folder.

NOTE: Follow instructions to install NodeJS conversion server and Converters.

Bookkeeping paths

Note that the path book-keeping in your main *.vue file invoking CADViewer is important for proper initialization, where the ServerBackEndUrl and ServerLocation is the location and Url of the CAD Server and ServerUrl is the Url of the VueJS application encapulating CADViewer.

	var ServerBackEndUrl = "";
	var ServerUrl = "http://localhost:8080/";
	var ServerLocation = "";

See the API documentation for initialization:

General Information

LICENSE: TMS 1.0: Use freely on localhost. Commercial use requires licensing, both using entirely or in parts. Forbidden to remove license key check. Contact Tailor Made Software, , for more information.

Use the CADViewer API to open and manipulate drawings in your application.

Use our five guides to learn to manipulate interactive content:

Read the Guide on how to create hotspots (Space Objects), it outlines how spaces can be processed on a drawing to create interactive objects.

Read the Guide on how to add or modify hotspots & imgages (Space Objects), this will help you work with the code in this sample.

Read the Guide on how to style hotspots (Space Objects).

Read the Guide to introduce The Canvas API.

And finish off by learning how to Retain AutoCAD Handles in drawings.

Read the general documentation on CADViewer is found at: .

The general documentation on AutoXchange 2022 is found at: .

The CADViewer API is found at: .

CADViewer Sample

The sample loads a drawing with interactive Spaces, Area Calculation on Spaces, as well as helper methods to do various interaction with CADViewer.

CADViewer VueJS

Last updated on 25 Feb 2022
Published on 31 Mar 2021