Software Companions - PDF, DWF, PLT and TIFF Viewing and Conversion Software

ViewCompanion Premium

ViewCompanion Premium is the most powerful member of the ViewCompanion family. ViewCompanion Premium can view, print and convert Adobe PDF, PDF/A, Autodesk DWF, PLT, CGM, TIFF, CALS, EDMICS and several other file formats.

With ViewCompanion Premium you can convert your files to many different output formats, please check the complete list of supported output formats below.

Your PLT, CGM, Gerber and DWF files can be converted into Autodesk DXF format, which can be read by all popular CAD applications, for example Autodesk AutoCAD™.
With the built-in PDF to CAD tools, you can convert your PDF files into editable DXF, Gerber, CGM or SVG files.

Both batch convert and batch print is included. The software can be configured to monitor a user defined folder, and all files copied to that folder will be automatically printed using your settings.

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Add markups, also known as comments or annotations, to your documents.

You can merge multiple files of different formats to a single multi-page PDF, DWF or TIFF file.
ViewCompanion can split a multipage PDF, TIFF or DWF file into multiple files. You may split a PDF file either based on a maximum number of pages per file or based on the maximum file size for each output file.

With ViewCompanion you can measure dimension lengths and areas. All measurements can be done using snap to drawing geometry to give the highest accuracy. Calibration of the measurement tools is available to make sure you get correct results even if your drawings are not scaled 1:1. The measurement results may be exported to either a Excel Workbook (XLSX) or to a CSV file which can be opened by any spreadsheet application.

PDF to CAD converter from Software Companions
PDF to CAD conversion is included

Use ViewCompanion to compare files of different revisions and visualize the differences. You can compare all supported file formats, including PDF. A multipage PDF file can be compared page by page.

Annotate your files using markup elements like text, highlight, dimension line, area measurement, stamp, freehand, arrow, barcode, symbol, image and more.
ViewCompanion support symbol libraries that make it easy to add frequently used symbols as markups. You can create your own symbol libraries from any image file. You will also find a few libraries available for you to use after installation.
All markup elements will be stored in a separate file and the original file will be left unmodified. The markup elements can be included when the viewed file is printed or converted.

Key Features

ViewCompanion Premium can open the following formats for viewing and conversion:

1. Supports CGM files using binary and clear text encoding. Supported profiles includes ATA, CALS, WEBCGM and CGM*PIP.
2. Supported TIFF compression methods: Uncompressed, Packbits, LZW, Deflate, JPEG, CCITT G3 and G4.

If you have Microsoft Office1, or LibreOffice, installed you can open the additional document formats:
  • Microsoft® Excel
  • Microsoft® PowerPoint
  • Microsoft® Word
  • OpenOffice Document Format
  • RTF (Rich Text Format)
  • Lotus Word Pro 2
  • Microsoft Visio 2
  • SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) 2
  • WordPerfect 2
1. Requires that Microsoft® Office 2007 or newer is installed.
2. Only supported if LibreOffice is installed.

ViewCompanion Premium can convert to the following formats:

All input file formats can be converted into the following formats:
  • Adobe PDF
  • Adobe PDF/A
  • Autodesk DWF
  • AVI 1
  • CALS CCITT Group 4 Raster 2
  • GIF Image Format
  • HEIC Image Format
  • HPGL-2
  • HP-RTL Raster
  • JPEG Image Format
  • JPEG2000 Image Format
  • Paintbrush PCX
  • Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
  • TIFF Raster 3
  • WebP Image Format
  • Windows Bitmap
  • Windows Enhanced Metafile
  • Windows Metafile
If the loaded file is a vector file, you may convert it into the following additional formats:

The following file formats are classified as vector: PDF, CGM, DWF, DWFx, HPGL/2, PLT, Excellon, Gerber and Calcomp.

1. AVI files can be created by using the Movie Maker tool. This tool will let you add multiple files, of all the different formats ViewCompanion supports, to a movie. Each page from all the added files will be converted to a single frame in the movie.
2. MIL-PRF-28002B Type 1.
3. Supported compression methods for TIFF includes: Uncompressed, CCITT-G3, CCITT-G4, LZW, Deflate, JPEG and Packbits.
4. No additional applications or drivers are needed for conversion.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista, 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows 7, 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows 8, 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows 8.1, 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows 10, 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows 11
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2022
  • Supports Terminal Server and Citrix
Windows 7 Compatible  Windows 8 Compatible  Windows 10 Compatible


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The downloaded product will run in evaluation mode for a period of 30 days.
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