DWG files are basically CAD drawings containing vector image data. Designers or architects frequently work with DWG format files. In some cases, you might need to convert a DWG file to a DWF format. In accordance with such requirements, this article covers how to convert a DWG to a DWF file programmatically in C#.
DWG to DWF Conversion – .NET API Installation
Aspose.CAD for .NET API supports creating, converting, or updating various CAD-related file formats. You can easily access the API by downloading its DLL file from the Downloads section or with the following NuGet command:
PM> Install-Package Aspose.CAD
Convert DWG to DWF Programmatically in .NET
DWG to DWF file conversion is a simple process. You only need to make a few API calls in the following steps:
- Create an instance of the Image class to load the source DWG file.
- Cast the Image class object to CadImage type.
- Write the output DWF file with the Save method.
The following code sample elaborates how to convert a DWG file to a DWF file programmatically in C#:
Explore More Features
You may take a look at several other features of the API where different chapters cover information about manipulating the CAD file formats in your applications. All of these features are covered under the API documentation section.
In this article, you have learned how to convert DWG to DWF file format. You can scale this conversion process by taking the advantage of multi-threading. The API is written with managed code so it is thread-safe. However, to avoid any issues with the processing, you need to ensure each thread accesses a separate file. In case of any queries, please write to us at the forum.