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New ViewCompanion Pro Release

Compare and overlay files using ViewCompanion Pro

For immediate release: August 10, 2004

Oslo, Norway - Software Companions, a company focused on developing powerful document viewing and conversion software, once more brings new features and functionality to the CAD/CAM marketplace, with the release of ViewCompanion Pro version 3.0.

This latest release adds overlay and compare as the new key features.
Use the new compare feature to compare two plotter files, and then see the differences visually.
With the new overlay function you can add up to 10 files as overlays on top of the viewed file, and then print them together.

ViewCompanion has other important improvements as:

  • Text search.
  • Text extraction.
  • Change markup draw order using move to front/back.
  • LZW compressed TIFF files supported.
  • Measurement using entity snapping.
  • Add hyperlink to markup entities.
  • Watermark position and rotation are now user configurable.
  • Many other features and bug fixes.

About Software Companions:
Founded in 1997, Software Companions develops view and conversion software for the CAD/CAM market. The main product is ViewCompanion, which includes advanced printing, viewing, markup and conversion of HPGL-2 files. Other Software Companions products are GerbView and ActiveX Controls. For more information on Software Companions, send e-mail to, or visit the company's web site at
Take a look at the ViewCompanion home page to find more information about this product.

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