Batch Convert CGM Images + hotspot authoring (XML)

Setup CGM batch conversion via hot folders, programs, and scripts

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Batch Convert CGM Images plus hotspot authoring (JSON and XML)

Setup batch conversion via hot folders, programs, and scripts. This functionality comes standard with SDI DragonPrint.

Hot folder batch processing

  1. Create a new hot folder
  2. Copy files into the hot folder
  3. Daemon
    • Copies the files in the hot folder
    • Executes a CGM to output file conversion command

Batch process common file-to-file conversions like CGM to SVG, CGM to PDF, and CGM to PNG.

Batch file trigger in a hot folder

Users can add a "trigger file" to the hot folder. In the instance of converting cgm:

  1. Daemon searches for a .par file
  2. Par file contains
    • Multiple parameters to the conversion process
    • Specifies the name of the CGM to be converted

Programs and scripts

SDI CGM image converters can be called from any scripting language on Linux or Windows.

  • Powershell
  • Python
  • C#
  • Bourne and etc.
Example scenario

Some applications generate a PDF, but a SVG file is also needed as part of the workflow. A converter is then called inside of the program to convert PDF to SVG. You can batch convert these image converter formats too.

New HOTSPOT authoring features

  • Convert an image (TIFF, JPG, PNG) to text searchable CGM, PDF, or SVG
  • OCR text is exported as a JSON or XML companion file
    • Optionally, replace image text with vector text
  • Author a hotspot region using data from the companion file and add attributes (hyperlinks, tool tips, SSID, part numbers. and etc.)
    • - Use case for an interactive electronic technical manual (IETM)

FREE online CGM utilities

Image viewer
open_in_new CGM to SVG viewer open_in_new View CGM in your browser
Image file converters
open_in_new CGM to SVG open_in_new CGM to PDF

CGM image converter file formats

CGM to vector
  • CGM to DGN
  • CGM to DWG
  • CGM to DXF
  • CGM to EMP
  • CGM to HPGL2
  • CGM to GeoJSON
  • CGM to SHP
  • CGM to PDF
  • CGM to PS
  • CGM to SVG
  • CGM to WebCGM
CGM to raster
  • CGM to BMP
  • CGM to GIF
  • CGM to PNG
  • CGM to TIFF

In one-step, upload single or multiple CGM files and view the output SVG file(s) in your web browser via our FREE online CGM2SVG tool.

Additional image converter formats
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