Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM)

Computer Graphics Metafile is a format used for the exchange of vector and bitmap data. This file format is supported by Autovue and Corel. LEADTOOLS supports versions 1, 2, 3 and 4 of CGM, as well as the Binary data-encoding format of CGM.

LEADTOOLS supports loading this format as a raster image, vector image, or SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) document.

The following table indicates which objects LEAD can load and which objects it can save:

Object:

Load:

Save:

Cell Array

Supported

Not Supported

Circle

Supported

Not Supported

3-Point Circular Arc

Not Supported

Not Supported

Circular Arc Center

Supported

Not Supported

Ellipse

Supported

Supported

Elliptical Arc

Supported

Not Supported

Font

Supported

Supported

Lines

Supported

Supported

PolyBezier

Supported

Not Supported

Polygons

Supported

Supported

Polyline

Supported

Supported

Polymarker

Supported

Not Supported

Raster

Supported

Not Supported

Rectangle

Supported

Supported

Restricted Text

Supported

Not Supported

Text

Supported

Supported

This file format is not supported in the Imaging Pro toolkits. Read and write support for this format is provided in the Document and Medical Imaging toolkits.

The default extension used by this file format is: CGM.

This file format does not support layers.

The file constants associated with this file format are:

Constant

Read Support

Write Support

Description

FILE_CGM

Yes

Yes

[62] Computer Graphics Metafile.

When CGM files are rasterized, they are 24 BPP.

Required DLL: LFCGM. For a listing of the exact DLLs needed, based on the toolkit version, refer to Files To Be Included With Your Application.

Related Formats:  CMX - Corel Presentation Exchange Format, DGN - Intergraph Format, DRW - Micrografx Designer DRaWing, DWF - DWF Format, DWG - DWG Format, DXF - Drawing Interchange Format, EMF - Windows Metafile Formats, GBR - Gerber Format, PCL - Printer Command Language Format, PCT - Macintosh Pict Format, PDF - Portable Document Format, PLT - PLT / HPGL Format, PS - PostScript Document Format, RTF - Rich Text Format, SHP - ESRI Shape Format, SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics Format, VEC - LEADTOOLS Vector Dump Format, VPG - WordPerfect Vector Format, WMF - Windows Metafile Formats, WMZ - Compressed Windows Metafile Format, E00 - ArcInfo Interchange File Format, MIF - MapInfo Interchange File Format.

Platforms

Win32, x64.

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