Blog 10.1.2019 No Comments

Overview

CADSharp is partnering with EhCanadian and is pleased to present one their flagship products, “Convert DWG Task”. Formerly called, “Convert With DraftSight”, Convert DWG Task is a SOLIDWORKS PDM task add-in that converts DWG files to PDF and DXF. This program comes with its own built-in PDF generator but also supports DraftSight and AutoCAD scripting.

SOLIDWORKS includes a DWG to PDF add-in using DraftSight but its functionality is quite limited compared to Convert DWG Task, as you can see in the table below.

Features Comparison DRAFTSIGHT OUR ADDIN
Output file in or out of vault type
Variables in the filename
Secondary ouput paths
Secondary output paths can be relative
Duplicate file handling
Create reference from the destination file
Custom menu command
Use DraftSight for conversion
Use AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT for conversion
Includes built-in PDF generator
VB.NET scripting
C# scripting
Page setup by default, layout, block, file name, etc
Export all or specific sheets
Export sheets based on file name or sheet name
Export sheets to one or seperate PDFs
Ignore model layout when exporting all
Combine all PDFs from the task into one file
Full API for scripting
Watermark PDF on export with image or text
Apply password protection to PDFs
Separate email notifications with PDF attachments
Email notification supports SSL
Full logging

 

Requirements
  • SolidWorks EPDM/PDM Professional.
  • DraftSight or AutoCAD must be installed on the computer running the task if you’re using scripting.
  • .NET 4.5 is required, so as of version 201, this add-in will not run on EPDM 2013 and earlier.
Pricing

999 USD sign-up fee, followed by 150 USD per year

Please visit EhCanadian for more details.

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