Aspose is proud to expand its Java APIs family with the addition of a new product known as Aspose.CAD for Java. This is a new addition to Aspose for Java APIs and allows users to work with CAD formats . including DWG and DXF formats. Aspose.Imaging for Java also supports CAD formats but these formats will be removed from Aspose.Imaging for Java in next three months and all features related to CAD formats will be the part of Aspose.CAD only. This release of Aspose.CAD for Java supports converting DWG and DXF formats to PDF and raster image formats. Converting CAD layers and layouts to PDF and raster image formats has also been supported by this release. You can also remove entities from DWG and DXF documents. Aspose.CAD for Java allows you to convert CAD drawings to PDF format. Aspose.CAD for Java allows you to convert CAD drawings to raster image formats. Image.load method can be used to load CAD drawings, CadRasterizationOptions can be used to set vector rasterization options, ImageOptionsBase can be used to set image options and com.aspose.cad.Image.save method can be used to save output image. Aspose.CAD for Java allows you to remove specific entities from CAD drawings. Image.load method can be used to load CAD drawings, CadImage.getEntities() can be used to loop through each entity and CadImage. removeEntity can be used to remove any entity. There are some important new features included in this release, such as converting CAD layers to PDF, Convert CAD layouts to PDF, Converting CAD layers to raster image formats and Converting CAD layouts to raster image formats. The main new features added in this release are listed below
- Add support for removing entities
- Support CAD file formats for FileFormat enumeration and properly update Image.GetFileFormat method
- Support DXF 2007 format
- Add support for leaders entity for DWG format
- Add support for solid entity for DWG
- Add support for solid entity for DXF
- Converting DWG to PDF is producing PDF of zero size
- Exceptions namespace should be removed or renamed since it conflicts with Microsoft guidelines
- Fix reading DimensionStyle entity for 2004 DWG format
- Improve dashed polylines drawing
- Render only part of an image during CAD to PDF export
Newly added documentation pages and articles
Some new tips and articles have now been added into Aspose.CAD for Java documentation that may guide users briefly how to use Aspose.CAD for performing different tasks like the followings.
Aspose.CAD for Java enables developers to convert AutoCAD DWG and DXF files to PDF, JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF and GIF image formats. It is a native API and does not require AutoCAD or any other software to be installed. Developers can also convert the selected layers and layouts from the AutoCAD files. The conversion to PDF and Raster images is of very high quality. Developers can also remove entities from DWG and DXF documents. It also adds support for leader’s entity for DWG format.