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Total CAD ConverterX

Safely convert your CAD files to images on web-servers.

Server CAD Converter With ActiveX

2012/2016/2019/2022 Server

Total CAD ConverterX (SDK) converts CAD files to PDF, TIFF, JPEG, BMP, WMF, PNG, DXF, BMP on web-servers. The program has no GUI or any interrupting messages. The list of source formats is rather wide: dxf, dwg, dwf, plt, hg, hgl, hpg, plo, hp, hpl, hpgl, hp1, hp2, hpgl2, gl2, spl, prn, svg, cgm. Total cad Converter X (SDK) includes command line converter and ActiveX.

Total CAD ConverterX has unique options to batch convert several CAD files at a time:

  • convert each CAD file to the target format of your choice (for example, 10 DXF files to 10 PDF files);
  • convert several CAD files to one file (for example, 10 DXF files into 1 multi-page PDF file);
  • combine output files within folders;
  • convert and combine output files based on the common file name. For example, converting files Qwe 1.dxf, Qwe 2.dxf, Asd 1.dxf, Asd 2.dxf you get Qwe.tiff and Asd.tiff.
If you convert large amounts of CAD files on a daily basis you will find these options indispensable. Total CAD ConverterX can easily resize your files during conversion, no additional actions are required. Download your free evaluation copy now and try it on your files. It's valid for 30 days.

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Examples of Total CAD ConverterX

Convert CAD files With TotalCADConverterX and .NET

string src="C:\\test\\Source.dwg";
string dest="C:\\test\\Dest.PDF";

CADConverterX Cnv = new CADConverterX();
Cnv.Convert(src, dest, "-c PDF -log c:\\test\\CAD.log");

MessageBox.Show("Convert complete!");

Download .NET CAD Covnerter example

Convert CAD Files On Web Servers With Total CAD ConverterX

public static class Function1
        public static async Task Run(
            [HttpTrigger(AuthorizationLevel.Anonymous, "get", "post", Route = null)] HttpRequest req,
            ILogger log)
            StringBuilder sbLogs = new StringBuilder();
                ProcessStartInfo startInfo = new ProcessStartInfo();
                startInfo.CreateNoWindow = true;
                startInfo.UseShellExecute = false;
                var assemblyDirectoryPath = Path.GetDirectoryName(Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().Location);
                assemblyDirectoryPath = assemblyDirectoryPath.Substring(0, assemblyDirectoryPath.Length - 4);

                var executablePath = $@"{assemblyDirectoryPath}\Converter\CADConverterX.exe";
                sbLogs.AppendLine(executablePath + "...");
                var msgPath = $@"{assemblyDirectoryPath}\MSG\MSG-1.dwg";
                var outPath = Path.GetTempFileName() + ".pdf";
                startInfo.FileName = executablePath;

                if (File.Exists(outPath))

                if (File.Exists(executablePath) && File.Exists(msgPath))
                    sbLogs.AppendLine("files exists...");
                    sbLogs.AppendLine("EXE & MSG files NOT exists...");
                startInfo.WindowStyle = ProcessWindowStyle.Hidden;
                startInfo.Arguments = $"{msgPath} {outPath}";
                using (Process exeProcess = Process.Start(startInfo))

                int sleepCounter = 10;

                while(!File.Exists(outPath) && sleepCounter > 0)
                if (File.Exists(outPath))
                    sbLogs.AppendLine("Conversion complete successfully.");
            catch (Exception ex)

            return new OkObjectResult(sbLogs);
Some more infromation about Azure.

Convert CAD Files On Web Servers With Total CAD ConverterX

dim C
Set C=CreateObject("CADConverter.CADConverterX")
C.Convert "c:\test\source.dwg", "c:\test\dest.pdf", "-cPDF -log c:\test\CAD.log"
Response.Write C.ErrorMessage
set C = nothing
Example2 ASP: directly stream the resulting PDF
dim C
Set C=CreateObject("CADConverter.CADConverterX")
Response.AddHeader "Content-Type", "binary/octet-stream"
Rresponse.AddHeader "Content-Disposition", "attachment; filename=test.pdf"
Response.BinaryWrite c.ConvertToStream("C:\www\ASP\Source.dwg", "C:\www\ASP", "-cpdf  -log c:\html.log")
set C = nothing

Convert DWG and DFX Files On Web Servers With Total CAD ConverterX

Example PHP:
if (file_exists($dest)) unlink($dest);
$c= new COM("CADConverter.CADConverterX");
$c->convert($src,$dest, "-c pdf -log c:\\test\\Mail.log");
if (file_exists($dest)) echo "OK"; else echo "fail:".$c->ErrorMessage;

Convert CAD files With Total CAD ConverterX and Ruby

require 'win32ole'
c = WIN32OLE.new('CADConverter.CADConverterX')


c.convert(src,dest, "-c PDF -log c:\\test\\CAD.log");

if not File.exist?(dest)
  puts c.ErrorMessage

Convert CAD files With Total CAD ConverterX and Python

import win32com.client
import os.path

c = win32com.client.Dispatch("CADConverter.CADConverterX")


c.convert(src, dest, "-c PDF -log c:\\test\\CAD.log");

if not os.path.exists(file_path):

Convert CAD files With Pascal and Total CAD ConverterX

uses Dialogs, Vcl.OleAuto;

  c: OleVariant;
  C.Convert('c:\test\source.dwg', 'c:\test\dest.pdf', '-cPDF -log c:\test\CAD.log');
  IF c.ErrorMessage<> Then

Convert DWG and DFX Files On Web Servers With Total CAD ConverterX

var c = new ActiveXObject("CADConverter.CADConverterX");
c.Convert("C:\\test\\source.dwg", "C:\\test\\dest.pdf", "-c PDF");
if (c.ErrorMessage!="")

Convert CAD files With Total CAD ConverterX and Perl

use Win32::OLE;

my $src="C:\\test\\test.dwg";
my $dest="C:\\test\\test.pdf";

my $c = CreateObject Win32::OLE 'CADConverter.CADConverterX';
$c->convert($src,$dest, "-c pdf  -log c:\\test\\CAD.log");
print $c->ErrorMessage if -e $dest;


Total CAD ConverterX Customer Reviews 2024

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Rated 4.7/5 based on customer reviews
5 Star

"It's been very helpful having this software. We have many old .plt files that we have no way of opening any longer without the help of software like this. I find Total CAD Converter very easy to use. Thank you!"

5 Star Brian Litherland, PE
Chief Engineer Transportation Design

"I use Inkscape to run a laser cutter. Inkscape does export as a PLT file but is very glitchy and more often than not fails. I have used another free converter available but the quality of the exported file was poor - with most curved lines being staggered. Total CAD Coverter converts in a smooth curve and gives many other export options."

5 Star Calida Hartley

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Updated Wed, 28 Feb 2024

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Pro Suite

Key Features Of Full Registered Version

  • Provides access via ActiveX interface for all legacy programming languages (Visual Basic 6 or Delphi) as well as scripting (i.e. VBscript).
  • Any language that supports Web Services including .NET (2.00, 3.5, 4.00), Ruby, PHP and Java is supported.
  • Supports dxf, dwg, plt, hg, hgl, hpg, plo, hp, hpl, hpgl, hp1, hp2, hpgl2, gl2, spl, prn, svg, cgm files.
  • Converts them to PDF, TIFF, JPEG, BMP, WMF, PNG, DXF, BMP.
  • Has no GUI, perfect for servers and terminals.
  • Preserves original document layout, fonts, curves, colors.
  • Offers a lot of additional settings (watermarking, pagination, encryption, merging files into one, etc.)
  • Is extremely easy-to-use.

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