About CAD .NET

Develop CAD .NET applications with support for AutoCAD DWG/ DXF, PLT and other CAD formats.

CAD .NET enables developing CAD applications in .NET environments. Its main features include creating, importing and exporting of drawings, their visualization and printing. The library supports AutoCAD DWG, DXF, CGM, PLT, PDF, JPG, WMF, etc. Also, a developer can get access to drawing data, the structure of which is presented in accordance with the format specification, and access to additional entity data. This considerably simplifies working with drawings.

CAD .NET is a component that allows specialists to develop in .NET environment (C#, VB.NET, J#) applications to work with CAD files. Its main features include:

  • Import of CAD formats, raster images and metafiles;
  • Creation of new drawings from scratch;
  • Access to drawing data structure;
  • Adding/editing drawing data programmatically;
  • Adding/editing drawing data visually;
  • Visualization and print;
  • Controls for CAD drawings;
  • Export to raster formats and metafiles;
  • Export to G-code;
  • Export to CAD formats.

The component supports:

  • AutoCAD DWG, DXF
  • Hewlett-Packard HPGL: PLT, HPGL
  • Computer Graphics Metafile: CGM
  • Stereolithography file format: STL
  • Gerber: GBR
  • Windows Metafile: EMF, WMF
  • Raster formats: BMP, JPG, GIF, TIFF, PNG

This component can be used for different purposes including working with industrial drawings, databases, document management systems, CNC machining, monitoring and remote control programs. CAD .NET may also be used in server applications based on ASP.NET technology.

CAD .NET provides the control elements to display CAD drawings. The use of ready-made controls makes the process of developing solutions for drawing visualization simpler.

An important feature of CAD .NET is that it does not require the installation of AutoCAD or other third-party applications. The library assembly is compiled with the ANY_CPU directive which makes it compatible with x86 and x64 platforms.

CAD .NET is delivered with illustrative demo projects and detailed documentation, as well as brief descriptions of the most important classes that will be useful when starting to work with CAD .NET.