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Cortona2D Viewer

Cortona2D Viewer is a fast, reliable and highly interactive 2D Viewer

Cortona2D Viewer enables you to view various graphic formats including CGM, BMP, ICON, GIF and JPEG to name just a few.

Cortona2D Viewer works as a pluggable component for Internet Explorer and Office applications (Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word). At this time the Cortona2D Viewer is available on the Windows platform.

Cortona2D Viewer is more than just a viewer! The powerful API allows for integration of Cortona2D Viewer into any third-party application supporting ActiveX technology. With Cortona2D Viewer, you can create a wide range of 2D applications.


Benefits and Features of the Standalone Cortona2D viewer:

  • Navigate hotspots and embedded hyperlinks in your technical drawings just like any web page.
  • Support for WebCGM v2.0
  • Support for CGM, BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, WMF, and EMF
  • 32-bit and 64-bit support
  • Shell extension for 2D image preview in Windows Explorer (thumbnails)

Benefits and Features of the Cortona2D in conjunction with Cortona3D RapidAuthor

  • 2D images generated in procedures are linked to the procedure action and timeline allowing automated update (including raster images generated from 3D)
  • 2D images generated in catalogs are linked to the sheet view allowing automated update (including raster images from 3D)
  • Ability to show one or multiple callouts for similar parts
  • Ability to show one or multiple leader lines per callout
  • Optional SVG output
  • Clipping of the scene to the back of the camera for orthogonal projections


Cortona2D Viewer is free for personal, non-commercial, and academic use. In case of commercial use you need to purchase a license.

The RapidAuthor license allows the user to copy and distribute Cortona2D Viewer to third parties alongside content generated from RapidAuthor.

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