CADConverter Release Notes 2015.2.0.17047

This ActivePDF CADConverter release includes new features.

Software Requirements

  • Windows Server® 2008 (32- or 64-bit edition) OR
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 OR
  • Windows Server 2012R2 
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.0 (If it is not detected, it will be installed automatically)

Hardware Requirements

The minimum hardware requirements for CADConverter are:

  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 150 MB of hard disk space (for application)


  • Additional hard disk space is needed to meet the requirements of any installed applications and the volume of files being processed.
  • ActivePDF does not officially support running CADConverter in a Remote Desktop Services (RDS), Terminal Services or Citrix® environment.

New Features

  • You can now add the current datetime to a text stamp setting used by Watch Folders.

    To add the current datetime into the text stamp, wrap the standard .NET Custom Date and Time Format String with <d> and </d> tags.
    For more details, refer to the .NET Framework Custom Date and Time Format String article:

    For more information about text stamping, see Adding Stamps to PDF Conversions in the DocConverter API Reference manual.

  • New behavior: When page or extent parameters are not found in the source CAD file, CADConverter uses the default page size set in the ActivePDF Configuration Manager > Converter Profiles > Settings tab.
  • Parameter change for the SetExtentsPageSize: Decimal values are now used when setting the parameters for the page width and height.

Installation and Getting Started

Installation instructions and CADConverter Configuration Manager information is available in the CADConverter Quick Start Guide:

API Reference

API information is available in the CADConverter API Reference Guide: