Introduction

The LEADTOOLS Vector Imaging Pro toolkit provides the ability to load, modify and save vector images, and includes everything you need to create powerful 2-D and 3-D viewers, editors, and converters that support both vector and raster image formats. By creating these types of applications, you eliminate the need to install or license the more expensive original application that created the vector files, and you only have to include the functionality for your specific needs.

LEAD also offers the LEADTOOLS Vector View Plug in, which can be added to any LEADTOOLS Imaging Product. The LEADTOOLS Vector View Plug in provides only the LEADTOOLS Vector Viewing Features. These features provide the ability to load vector images and perform limited vector image manipulation.

All LEADTOOLS Vector features are included in LEADTOOLS Vector, Document, and Medical Imaging toolkits. To use these features, they must first be unlocked. For information on unlocking support for the Vector features, follow the link at the bottom of this page.

Executable demos are included in all LEADTOOLS products. The executable demos provide a quick and easy way to evaluate the Vector features and performance.

Note: functions available only in the LEADTOOLS Vector Imaging Pro toolkits are so designated in this help file.

Key Features:

Vector image formats that can be loaded, saved, converted and exported to a raster format include CGM, DGN, DRW, DWF, DWG, DXF, EMF, WMF, PLT, Gerber, PCL, PCT, SVG, VWPG, CMX and SHP.

Support for primitive objects include Arc, Bitmap, Brush, Camera, Circle, Clone, Ellipse, Elliptical Arc, Font, Group, Layer, Line, Pen, Pie, Chord, Poly Draw, Polygon, Poly Line, Poly Bezier, Raster, Rectangle, Text, Vertex and Clipping objects.

Low and high-level functions to control the view of vector drawings include zooming (both uniform or around any axis), panning, rotation (around any axis) and anti-aliasing. Vector drawings can be edited in any way desired including adding, modifiing, deleting and copying objects into the clipboard or between different vector drawings.

Functionality to scale the vector drawing to any resolution desired without distorting the original image ensures that fine details of the drawing will not be lost during printing.

Vector files can be loaded from one format and saved as another, without the need for the original application that created the file.

Vector files can be converted to any resolution raster image and saved to any of the 150+ image file formats and sub-formats that the LEADTOOLS Raster Imaging products support.

LEADTOOLS SDK also includes general raster imaging features, such as  Image Processing (Transforms, Filters, Drawing, Region of Interest, Color Conversion, Display, Special Effects (choose from more than 2000 effects), Compression, Image Format (import/export), Printing, Internet/intranet imaging, Database imaging, Imaging Common Dialogs and Screen Capture.

Supported Environments

The toolkit comes in Win32 and x64 editions that can support development of software applications for any of the following environments:

For more information, refer to:

Programming with LEADTOOLS Vector

Tutorials

Summary of All Supported Image File Formats

Demo Programs

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