Software Companions - Multi-format viewers and converters

CGM Viewer and Converter

CGM Viewer and Converter

View, print and convert Computer Graphics Metafiles
Convert to PDF, DWF, DXF, CALS, JPEG, TIFF and PNG

ViewCompanion can view, print and convert CGM and other file formats.


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CGM Viewer and Converter

With ViewCompanion you can:

  • Open Binary encoded CGM files.
  • Open Clear Text encoded CGM files.
  • Open other file formats including Adobe PDF, Autodesk DWF, PLT and much more.
  • Convert your files to PDF, TIFF, JPEG, CALS, DWF, DXF and other formats.
  • Print to all plotter and printer devices supported by Windows.
  • Do batch convert and batch print.
  • Do precise measurement with snap to drawing geometry.
  • Compare two cgm files.
  • Use the command line interface for conversion and printing.
  • Markup your file with text, stamp, symbol, barcode, qr-code, highlight, polygon and other shapes.

ViewCompanion is available as three different editions: Standard, Pro and Premium.
The Pro and Premium editions add support for raster image formats and additional features.


Please see the different product descriptions for more information:


You may find a ViewCompanion family comparison chart, that list the main differences between the editions, here:



A fully functional evaluation copy can be downloaded from our web site.
The downloaded software will run in evaluation mode for a period of 30 days.


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Do you need to add conversion of CGM files to your own application, or server?

ScConverter may be what you're looking for; it can easily be integrated into your application by using either the COM interface, or by using ordinary DLL import.
scConverter can convert CGM, PLT, DWF, TIFF, Gerber and other formats, to an extensive list of output formats which includes PDF, DXF, TIFF, PNG, JPG and DWF.
A complete list of supported input and output formats as well as a description of all functions can be found by clicking the link below:


scConverter Conversion DLL / SDK