PCL files are based on Page Description Language and are used to control different printer features. There are different features of PCL files that are supported by different applications. In some scenarios, you may need to convert PCL files to preview the file contents in different environments. This article covers how to convert PCL to PDF files programmatically using C#.

PCL to PDF Converter – C# API Installation

Aspose.CAD for .NET API supports manipulating or converting PCL files in addition to many other file formats. Simply configure the API by downloading its DLL files from the Downloads section, or with the following NuGet command:

PM> Install-Package Aspose.CAD

Convert PCL to PDF Programmatically in C#

You can convert a PCL file to a PDF file by following the steps below:

  1. Load the input PCL file.
  2. Initialize a PdfOptions class instance.
  3. Set the width and height for output PDF file.
  4. Finally, convert the PCL to PDF file.

The following code snippet demonstrates how to convert PCL file to a PDF document using C#:

Explore More Features

You can explore several other features offered by the API by going through the documentation section. It contains all the details for performing different operations on CAD file formats without needing to install the AutoCAD application.


In this article, you have explored how to convert a PCL file to a PDF document. However, please note that a PCL file can have different dialects where Aspose.CAD for .NET API supports HP-GL/2, PCL5, and PJL versions. You may embed this PCL to PDF conversion feature in your .NET or .NET Core based applications. Furthermore, please feel free to get in touch with us via the forum. We will be happy to assist you.

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