Convert to Cals

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OttoBX
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Convert to Cals

Postby OttoBX » Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:18 am

Hi
I use Inkscape a lot for exploded drawings, tech illustrations and similar.
Now I have a customer who requires CALS as the final raster format.
I have searched for suitable conversion software but so far I have only found two that writes to cals (there are many who read cals but doesn't write).
I have found these: Varyview from Cheewoo engineering and ViewCompanion.
VaryView works but seem like old software and their web site seem dead so I can't buy it.
ViewCompanion works but I'm not at all happy with the quality of the end result.
Can you please help me find some suitable software, preferably one that converts directly from svg?

v1nce
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Re: Convert to Cals

Postby v1nce » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:18 am

Use inkscape to export to png
Use any software that could go from png 24 to ccit 4.6 (I think image magick could do it)
Append the 2048 ascii header as described in the following url BEFORE the file and it should be ok
http://www.fileformat.info/format/cals/egff.htm

OttoBX
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Re: Convert to Cals

Postby OttoBX » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:40 pm

Thanks for the tip. Maybe a bit too tecnical for me but I will have a look at it.


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