Creating Addin for PDF xChange Editor

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Creating Addin for PDF xChange Editor

Post by jim0110 » Fri May 17, 2019 1:06 am

We are looking to create an addin for PDF Xchange Editor that allows our users to apply a signature to multiple documents.
We are a design team that at times have to sign hundreds of single page documents(drawings) at a time.
Currently we are doing this in document management software (Projectwise) and want to move away from using this.

So the questions are:
1. Can this be done with the Core or Editer SDK's
2. Can we place the scripts behind the buttons in our own custom ribbon for the different steps in the process. Checking and Approving the document, as well as adding a certificate to the files.

Sorry for the basic question I'm new to working with the tracker API. Have done most of my programming in C# for Revit API.

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Re: Creating Addin for PDF xChange Editor

Post by Sasha - Tracker Dev Team » Fri May 17, 2019 7:37 am

Hello Jim,

From the first look, that is indeed possible to do via the Editor SDK. If you want to use the Editor Control in your application of some sort that can be written in C#. The control in your application however is another program apart from the Editor.
Developing a plugin, judging by your requirements, requires C++. It can be written on C# - but there are memory address space bloats that cannot be addressed because of .Net inner memory management - in x86 it simply eats all of the address space in a day of usage. Using x64 version of Editor only can cope up with these problems as the .Net memory manager stops at some point and the application can be utilized.
If written correctly the plugin is much more compact and user friendly as it integrates into the End-User Editor itself and can be used natively without some other programs - just pass the pvp file to the needed client and he will have all of the functionality that you require for him to have.
Also, if you are interested, we can write a plugin on C++ for you in private manner. This will probably be faster, cheaper, stable and more suitable for your needs as you will own the end code and can modify it as you like for further usage.

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Re: Creating Addin for PDF xChange Editor

Post by jim0110 » Mon May 20, 2019 12:16 am

Alex

Thanks for the feedback. That has given me a better idea of where to start.
For the moment the team has decided to investigate the batch options that come as part of your other product PDF Tools.
We may be able to achieve the desired workflows working with its inbuilt capabilities. If that does not work out we will definitely come back to you about the c++ option you mentioned. This way at least we will have the workflow better defined.

Cheers
Jim

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Re: Creating Addin for PDF xChange Editor

Post by Sasha - Tracker Dev Team » Mon May 20, 2019 7:31 am

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