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Convert CAD Files Via Command Line With Total CAD Converter

Use Total CAD Converter to convert CAD drawings into PDF, TIFF, JPEG, BMP, WMF, PNG, DXF, BMP, CGM, HPGL, SVG, PS, SWF. When we say CAD drawings we mean dxf, dwg, dwf, plt, hg, hgl, hpg, plo, hp, hpl, hpgl, hp1, hp2, hpgl2, gl2, spl, svg, cgm files. The program has both GUI and command line. Please, note that we also offer a special server version with ActiveX.

Usage: CADConverter.exe <source> <destination> <options>
If you have a path with spaces use quotation marks.

Options:

  • -log - Don`t show errors. Write them to the log file
  • -verbosity - Log file verbosity
    • error - Write to log file only errors (default)
    • detail - Write detailed log file
  • -logmode - Log file mode
    • overwrite - Overwrite (default)
    • append - Append
  • -list - File with files mask to convert. Simple text file, each file on new line
  • -Recurse:off - Include subfolders
  • -do - Delete originals
  • -kfs - Keep folder structure
  • -fo - Force overwrite existed files
  • -combine:off - Combine all files into one document (pdf, tiff)
  • -sort - Sort source file list
    • unsorted - Unsorted, natural order (default)
    • name - Sort by file name
    • date - Sort by file modification date
    • numbers - Sort by numbers in file name
  • -ext - Use custom extension for output files
  • -c - Convert to
    • PDF - convert to PDF
    • TIF - convert to TIFF
    • DXF - convert to DXF
    • DWG - convert to DWG
    • SVG - convert to SVG
    • BMP - convert to BMP
    • JPG - convert to JPEG
    • PNG - convert to PNG
    • WMF - convert to WMF
    • WMF - convert to EMF
    • CGM - convert to CGM
    • PLT - convert to PLT
    • HPGL - convert to HPGL
  • -WithoutBorder:off - Convert without autocad border
  • -cimt - Combine images to multipage document
    • none - Every image to separate file
    • onefile - All images to one file
    • folder - Separate files by folders
    • name - Separate files by common name part
  • -npr - Range you want to analyze for grouping files by name
  • -s - Resize to <Width>x<Height>
  • -o - Rotate
    • tr - top / right side
    • br - bottom / right side
    • bl - bottom / left side
    • lt - left side / top
    • rt - right side / top
    • rb - right side / bottom
    • lb - left side / bottom
  • -cm - Color model
    • n - Show drawing in colors
    • bw - Show drawing in black-and-white
    • g - Show drawing in grayscale
  • -tc - TIFF Image Compression
    • Uncompressed - uncompressed TIFF
    • LZW - LZW compression
    • RLE - RLE compression (packbits)
    • JPEG - JPEG compression
    • CCITT1D - Bilevel Huffman compression (CCITT1D)
    • G3FAX1D - Bilevel Group 3 CCITT compression, monodimensional (G3FAX1D)
    • G3FAX2D - Bilevel Group 3 CCITT compression, bidimensional (G3FAX2D)
    • G4FAX - Bilevel Group 4 CCITT compression, bidimensional (G4FAX)
  • -tiffpi - TIFF Photometric interpretation
    • wz - White is zero
    • bz - Black is zero
    • rgb - RGB
    • pal - RGB Palette
    • mask - Transparent mask
    • cmyk - CMYK
    • ycbcr - YCBCR
    • cielab - CIELAB
  • -dpi - Image DPI
  • -jq - JPEG Quality
  • -TM - Top Margin (inches)
  • -LM - Left Margin (inches)
  • -BM - Bottom Margin (inches)
  • -RM - Right Margin (inches)
  • -po - Paper Orientation
    • Portrait - Portrait
    • Landscape - Landscape
  • -ps - Paper size
    • Letter - Letter
    • LetterSmall - LetterSmall
    • Tabloid - Tabloid
    • Ledger - Ledger
    • Legal - Legal
    • Statement - Statement
    • Executive - Executive
    • Folio - Folio
    • A0 - A0
    • A1 - A1
    • A2 - A2
    • A3 - A3
    • A4 - A4
    • A4Small - A4Small
    • A5 - A5
    • B4 - B4
    • B5 - B5
    • Quarto - Quarto
    • EnvC5 - Envelope C5
    • EnvC3 - Envelope C3
    • EnvC4 - Envelope C4
    • EnvC6 - Envelope C6
    • EnvB4 - Envelope B4
    • EnvB5 - Envelope B5
    • EnvB6 - Envelope B6
    • EnvMonarch - Envelope Monarch
    • Custom - Custom, you need to set paper dimensions
  • -pd - Custom paper size dimensions in mm <width>x<height>
  • -autosize - The size of the document pages will be calculated automatically
  • -fitpage - Fit drawing to page
  • -pc - PDF file compression
    • Fastest - Fastest compression
    • Normal - Normal compression
    • Maximum - Maximum compression
  • -mp - PDF master (owner) password
  • -up - PDF user password
  • -perm - PDF user permissions
    • Copy - Copy
    • Modify - Modify
    • Annotation - Annotation
    • FormFill - FormFill
    • Accessibility - Accessibility
    • DocAssembly - DocAssembly
    • HighResPrint - HighResPrint
  • -PFXFile - PFX File for sign document
  • -PFXPass - The password to open the PFX file
  • -SignLoc - The location that the signing was done
  • -SignCon - The contact information of the signer
  • -SignRes - The reason for signing document
  • -PDFAuthor - PDF document author
  • -PDFSubject - PDF document subject
  • -PDFTitle - PDF document title
  • -pdfa:off - PDF/A compatibility mode
  • -pdfver - PDF document format version 1.2 - 1.6
  • -wmt - Watermark text
  • -wmf - Watermark font [name,size,color]
  • -wmh - Watermark horizontal position
    • Left - Left
    • Center - Center
    • Right - Right
  • -wmv - Watermark vertical position
    • Top - Top
    • Center - Center
    • Bottom - Bottom
  • -wmm - Watermark margins [left,top,right,bottom]
  • -wif - Watermark image file name

Note that -list is used when there is a list of files in a file.

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