CGM graphics in PDF files

CGM graphics in PDF files

Post by K C » Thu, 17 Jul 2003 22:45:44

I am trying to write a program that converts an automotive parts
catalog database into an actual catalog in PDF format,

Inserting the parts data is a breeze. The problem is the graphics for
the parts are all line drawings in the old .cgm graphics format which
can't be imported into PDF files. (At least no way that I can

Because .cgm is a vector based graphics format, converting the
graphics to a raster format (.jpg, .tif, .bmp) degrades the quality of
the graphics to an unusable format.

Does anyone have any ideas/suggestions?


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