Aspose.CAD 24.5.0

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dotnet add package Aspose.CAD --version 24.5.0                
NuGet\Install-Package Aspose.CAD -Version 24.5.0                
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="Aspose.CAD" Version="24.5.0" />                
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Aspose.CAD --version 24.5.0                
#r "nuget: Aspose.CAD, 24.5.0"                
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Aspose.CAD as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Aspose.CAD&version=24.5.0

// Install Aspose.CAD as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Aspose.CAD&version=24.5.0                

CAD/BIM Drawing Documents Processing .NET API

Version 24.5 Nuget


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Aspose.CAD for .NET is a standalone class library to enhance ASP.NET, Web API, Desktop and other .NET and .Net Core applications to process & render CAD drawings without requiring AutoCAD or any other rendering workflow. The CAD Class Library allows high quality conversion of DWG, DWF, DWFX, DWT, DGN, STL, DXB, OBJ, CF2, IGES(IGS), IFC, PLT, COLLADA(DAE), STEP(STP), CGM, U3D, 3DS and DXF files, layouts, and layers to PDF & raster image formats.

CAD File Processing Features

  • Supports the latest versions of DWG, DWF, DWFx, DWT, DGN, STL, OBJ, CF2, IGES(IGS), IFC, DXB, PLT, COLLADA(DAE), STEP(STP), U3D, 3DS & DXF formats.
  • Convert CAD to PDF.
  • Convert CAD to images.
  • Track files processing progress.
  • Manipulate drawing entities and blocks.
  • Select and convert specific layouts of CAD drawings.
  • Select and convert specific layers of CAD drawings.
  • Adjust CAD drawing size before rendering.

New Features & Enhancements Version 24.5

  • Vectorization of bitmap drawings (Paper to CAD)
  • Ability to export to the OBJ file format.
  • Save any CAD or BIM format drawing to DWG or DXF
  • Support of SHX files
  • Support for HoloLens 2.
  • Support for the AutoCAD Plotter Configuration (PC3) files.

Please visit Aspose.CAD for .NET 24.5 - Release Notes for the detailed notes.


To become familiar with the most popular Aspose.CAD functionality, please have a look at our free online applications.

Supported Platforms

Microsoft Windows Linux macOS
Windows 2012 Server (x64, x86) Ubuntu macOS version 10.9 (Mavericks)
Windows 2016 Server (x64, x86) Fedora and others
Windows 2019 Server (x64, x86) Arch
Windows XP (x64, x86) Mageia
Windows Vista (x64, x86) and others
Windows 7 (x64, x86)
Windows 10/11 (x64, x86)
and others

You possess the ability to deploy a wide range of applications in diverse cloud environments, leveraging the flexibility and scalability offered by various cloud platforms to meet your specific needs.

Deployment Platforms Description
Docker Aspose.CAD in Docker.
Docker Compose Compose serves as a utility for specifying and executing Docker applications that consist of multiple containers.
Kubernetes Kubernetes stands as a flexible and extensible open-source platform designed to oversee containerized workloads and services.
OpenShift OpenShift Container Platform brings together Docker and Kubernetes.
Lambda Docker image in AWS Lambda Function.
Azure Function Conversion function that converts a CAD file and saves it as an image. The application can then be built in Docker and run in Azure Function.
Google Cloud Creating a Google Cloud Function using Docker and Artifact Registry.

Cross-language references

Supported programming languages

The possibility of processing documents in different programming languages is provided. You can see examples of converting a drawing to JavaScript, .NET, Python and Java, or get more language-specific information from one of the links below:

Aspose.CAD can be ported to WebAssembly(wasm) and used as a module in JavaScript.

For more detailed information about the Aspose.CAD product with demonstrations of the library's capabilities for various programming languages, please visit the links below:

Web frameworks

With Aspose.CAD you can also create applications using various web frameworks. To learn how to work with different frameworks, select the one you are interested in and follow the links below:

Read CAD and BIM Formats


Save and publish drawings As


Read & Write

CAD: DXF, DWF, DWFX, FBX, STP, STEP Raster Images: PNG, BMP, DIB, TIFF, TIF, JPEG, GIF, PSD, JPG, JPE, JIF, JFIF, WEBP, DCM, DICOM, JP2, J2K, JPF, JPM, JPG2, J2C, JPC, JPX, MJ2 , DJVU Vector Images SVG, CGM The Advanced Visualizer: OBJ, GLB, GLTF (Write features are partially supported.)

Platform Independence

Aspose.CAD for .NET supports .NET framework (ASP.NET applications & Windows applications) as well as .NET Core. It supports any 32-bit or 64-bit operating system where .NET or Mono framework is installed, this includes but is not limited to, Microsoft Windows desktop (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10), Microsoft Windows Server (2003, 2008, 2012), Microsoft Azure, Linux (Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, CentOS, and others), and Mac OS X.

Getting Started with Aspose.CAD for .NET

Are you ready to give Aspose.CAD for .NET a try? Simply execute Install-Package Aspose.CAD from Package Manager Console in Visual Studio to fetch the NuGet package. If you already have Aspose.CAD for .NET and want to upgrade the version, please execute Update-Package Aspose.CAD to get the latest version.

Add Watermark to CAD using C# Code

You can execute below code snippet to see how the API performs in your environment or check the GitHub Repository for other common usage scenarios.

CadText text = new CadText();
text.DefaultValue = "Watermark text";
text.TextHeight = 40;
text.FirstAlignment = new Cad3DPoint(300, 40);

Export of DWG to PDF with drawing color change using C#

Image img = Image.Load("Drawing.dwg");
MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream();

var rasterizationOptions = new CadRasterizationOptions();
rasterizationOptions.PageWidth = 500;
rasterizationOptions.PageHeight = 500;
rasterizationOptions.Layouts = new string[] { "Model" };
rasterizationOptions.DrawColor = Color.Red;

var pdfOptions = new PdfOptions();
pdfOptions.VectorRasterizationOptions = rasterizationOptions;

img.Save("output.pdf", pdfOptions);

Change drawing color

Generate DXF drawing from scratch and its conversion to PNG using C#

DxfImage img = new DxfImage();

CadLine line = new CadLine(new Cad3DPoint(0, 0, 0), new Cad3DPoint(100, 100, 100));

CadText text = new CadText();
text.FirstAlignment = new Cad3DPoint(0, -50, 0);
text.TextHeight = 10;
text.DefaultValue = "text value";

CadCircle circle = new CadCircle(new Cad3DPoint(50, 0), 10);

var rasterizationOptions = new CadRasterizationOptions();
rasterizationOptions.PageWidth = 256;
rasterizationOptions.PageHeight = 256;

var pngOptions = new PngOptions();
pngOptions.VectorRasterizationOptions = rasterizationOptions;

img.Save(ms, pngOptions);

Add new elements to drawing

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