Spicer Imagenation®

Spicer Imagenation®
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magenation is a powerful tool for accessing, sharing and distributing your
company’s information. Its ability to handle the majority of document viewing
requirements—from native file viewing, 3D CAD model viewing, to direct scanning and cleanup of paper documents, to document markup and revision—makes
Imagenation one of the most frequently selected viewing tools on the market.
For custom Web or desktop viewing and markup applications, Spicer’s Image a•X
OEM Toolkit combines the flexibility of Microsoft’s ActiveX™ technology and the
proven view-markup-print-edit capability of Imagenation. See page 20 for details.
Common Applications
Spicer solutions for your document workflow needs
Universal Viewer for ECM
Use a single application to access unlimited formats stored in your ECM (Enterprise Content Management)
system.
Spicer Imagenation solutions
are used Industries worldwide
• Manufacturing
• Architecture/Engineering/
Construction (AEC)
• Geographic Information
Systems (GIS)
• Records Information
Management (RIM)
• Government
• Utilities
• Financial & Insurance
• Legal
• Reprographics
Engineering Viewer
Gather information and incorporate document changes throughout a project cycle using a common interface for
technical and design document review with partners and clients.
View-Markup for ECM and PLM
Equip everyone in the enterprise with instant access to the same, up-to-date ECM or PLM system content for realtime design and document reviews.
Format Conversion
Identify, preview and convert hundreds of business and technical file types for emailing, printing, publishing, and
archiving.
PDF Viewing and Markup
Simplify PDF document workflows with solutions for rapid viewing, integrated markup, online collaboration, and
format conversion.
Spicer SMF Viewing and Markup
Keep your intellectual property secure and private during shared viewing, annotation, and markup.
Scan, Print, and Plot
Scan using built-in drivers. Clean up and print large format documents.
Printing and Plotting
Streamline plotting workflows and save costs on multiple drawing packages and third party viewers with a single
application for printing from the desktop, or through a server.
Scan to File
Use a single application to scan, preview, and clean up color, grayscale, and bilevel documents, and save to a
standard format for archival storage.
Raster Cleanup
Simplify the cleanup and update of archived drawings using a single application to open unlimited engineering and
office formats.
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In This Profile…
Native File Viewing ...........2
Navigation and Display .....3
Document Revision ..........4
Markup Tools ....................5
Complex Documents ........6
Document Information ......7
Printing, Faxing, and
Mailing .........................8
Batch Processing..............9
Scanning...........................11
Image Cleanup & Raster
Editing .........................12
3D CAD Model Viewing ....13
Multi-Language Support ...17
Hotspots ...........................17
Integrating Imagenation ....18
Spicer Image a•X Toolkit...20
Licensing ..........................21
Customer Service .............22
Spicer Universal Viewing
Solutions .....................23
The Power of Universal
Viewing ........................24
Editions .............................24
Native File Viewing
Freedom to open files without the original software
? What is native file viewing?
This means opening files, such
as AutoCAD, without converting
them to another format.
Imagenation views over 200
native file formats. Native file
viewing is the fastest, most versatile method for getting access
to the information stored in your
documents.
! Requesting Support for a
Format
Not all supported formats are
listed here. If you require support for a format that is not
listed, contact your Sales Manager. Spicer is always adding
new formats. We may already be
working on your format.
By displaying documents from numerous programs without having the program
installed, Imagenation lets you share information with more people, in less time,
for less money. And, with Imagenation’s inherent security features, companies can
confidently protect sensitive data from being viewed or altered by unauthorized users.
Supported File Formats (partial list)
CAD
AutoCAD (DWG, DWF,
DXF)
AutoDESK Inventor
CADRA
CAD Overlay
CoCreate ME10 MI
Gerber (RS 274-D &
RS 274-X)
GTX RasterCAD
Microstation DGN, DGN v8
Softelec VPMax
Visio (*.vsd) preview
Solidworks 2D drawings
(*.slddrw)
3D CAD
AutoDESK Inventor
CATIA
Pro/E
SAT
STEP
VDA-FS
IGES
STL
VRML
XGL/ZGL
SolidWorks parts (*.sldprt)
and assemblies
(*.sldasm)
UGS JT
Raster
AIIM Type II
Auto-trol DX
Brooktrout FAX
CAD Overlay
Calcomp CCRF
CALS
Compuserve GIF
DCX Multipage
DDIFF
Digital Negative (preview)
EDMICS C4
FileNET Banded
FileNET Tiled
Formtek
GEM IMG
Group IV
GTX Group IV
Hitachi Raster HRF
IBM IOCA
Image Machines TG4/IG4
ImageCenter TG4
Intergraph
JEDMICS
JFIF-JPEG
JPEG 2000
LaserData
MicroDynamics MARS
MrSID
OS/2 BMP
PCX
Photomatrix Group 3 & 4
PNG
Progressive JFIF
RLC, RLC 2, RCLX
Skantek
Sun Raster
Targa Truevision
TIFF (various)
Versatec VDS
Vidar
Windows BMP
WINFAX Pro
WordPerfect WPG
Xerox Docuplex
Xionics Group 4
XWD RAW
Zsoft ZGF
Auto-trol TI
CADDS
CGM
CIMAGE DWG
Compressed MI
Enhanced Metafile EMF
Macintosh PICT
MI
Micrographx DRW
SBD
SVG
Visio (*.vsd) preview
Windows Metafile WMF
XMS
Text
Adobe Acrobat PDF
ASCII Binary & Text
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Outlook MSG
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft RTF
Microsoft Word
OMNEX Aqua II
OTG COLD
TeamWorks (TW) COLD
WordPerfect
ZIP
Print/Plot
Adobe Acrobat PDF
PostScript
EPS
HPGL
HPGL/2
HP RTL
Calcomp 906/907
Vector Graphics
AQU
Auto-trol DG
For a complete list of supported file formats, visit www.spicer.com.
AVAILABLE IN:
Large-Format Documents
; SVME
; SVE (Raster only)*
; VME
; VM
; V*
3D CAD Models
; VME 3D+
; VM 3D+
; V 3D+
Office-Size Documents
; OVA*
Batch Editions
; SVME+B
*Does not view Vector/CAD formats.
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Imagenation for Windows
Navigation and Display
See your documents the way you want to
When working with complex documents, Imagenation’s navigation and display
tools make finding information simple.
Improve Display
Negative, mirrored, rotated, or dense images make on-screen viewing difficult. Use
Imagenation’s View options to improve their display. For vectors, simplify images
with commands such as Invert, Hairlines, Wireframes, and Monochrome. Redraw
images with the Refresh command to update display changes.
Use the Format options to customize how different formats, such as IGES, ME10,
Gerber, Adobe PDF/PS, COLD, Calcomp/HPGL, Auto-trol DG, CADRA, CGM,
MicroStation DGN, Word, Raster Formats, and AutoCAD, are displayed.
Text Search
Locate text strings in virtually any file—including CAD drawings, plot files, and
office documents. Search options include Match Case and Whole Words Only.
Configure the color and blink setting for the result highlight.
Zoom, Scale, and Rotate
Zoom to a defined area using the cursor. Set images to Fit to the window, 1:1 view,
or Actual Size. Magnify and reduce the image. Rotate the view of your document.
? What are the ‘view
settings’ used for?
By configuring view settings—
such as Sample, Scale to
Gray, Hairlines, Wireframes, and
Monochrome—you can control
the level of display detail and
performance.
! Right Mouse Button (RMB)
Context Menu
Click the right mouse button in
a document window to display a
context-sensitive menu.
Reference Window
Get a bird’s-eye view of the active document with the Reference
window. A crossed box shows the displayed area; simply move the
box to change the view. Excellent for navigating CAD drawings
and large-format scanned images.
Detail Window
Use the Detail window as a magnifying glass to see a close-up view
of any area on an image. Read data, such as small text or figures,
without zooming the entire document in and out.
Navigate Multipage Documents
Imagenation contains standard page navigation commands,
such as Go To page, Next or Previous page, and Last page. It
also contains a Multipage Contents dialog box, which allows
you to choose a page by title.
Thumbnails Window
Visually locate the page you are looking for. Click a thumbnail image to view that page.
Model and Paper Space Layouts
Simultaneously view the two primary spaces that AutoCAD
objects reside in, paper space—the area used to create a finished layout for printing or plotting—and model space—the
area where the majority of drafting and design is completed.
Imagenation also supports the viewing of multi-layout drawings.
Product Profile
AVAILABLE IN:
Large-Format Documents
; SVME
; SVE (Raster only)*
; VME
; VM
; V*
3D CAD Models
; VME 3D+
; VM 3D+
; V 3D+
Office-Size Documents
; OVA*
Batch Editions
; SVME+B
*Does not view Vector/CAD formats.
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Navigation and Display
(continued)
! Right Mouse Button
Context Menu for Raster Detail
Viewing
Raster Detail Viewing
Quickly view the contents of highly compressed JPEG2000 or MrSID files with
advanced raster detail viewing. For large files, Imagenation initially loads a lower
resolution preview image and then allows the user to increase or decrease the detail
level as required, through right-click context menu commands. Users can also zoom
in on a portion of the image and increase or decrease the detail level of that portion
only.
Stamps and Banners
Provide document control and tracking through stamps and banners. Pre-defined
system variables, such as Date, File Name, and User ID, or any user-defined text can
be placed on printed, faxed or rasterized images. System administrators can create
custom variables and can also define banners and stamps that appear on all documents.
Browser Plug-ins
View and print any Imagenation-supported file format directly from your Web
browser. Plug-ins are available for several popular Web browsers, including
Netscape, Internet Explorer and Firefox. The easy-to-install plug-ins allow users
to drag and drop documents from Windows Explorer into the browser, where the
plug-in automatically loads and displays the document.
Among the many available 2D view options are: invert, rotate, mirror, magnify, and
reduce. With 3D images you can rotate, zoom, and pan. If additional functionality is
required, Imagenation can be launched from the plug-in interface and will automatically load the active document.
Document Revision
Communicate concisely, easily, and quickly
? Do revisions alter my documents?
No. Markups are placed on
transparent layers on top of the
document, preserving the integrity of the original document.
? Are markup layers part of
the document?
No. Markup layers are treated
as separate objects. You can
remove them, attach attributes to
them, or link them to the original
in a database system.
If you wish, you can permanently
‘burn’ your markup layers into a
raster image of your document
using the Rasterize command.
Communicate document revisions using Imagenation’s customizable markup tools.
Commonly referred to as redlining, revisions are often used to indicate engineering
change orders (ECO), to record comments, or to highlight specific data.
Preserving Originals
By placing a transparent layer on top of the document, users can make revisions
without altering the original drawing. Imagenation can place thousands of these
transparent layers over a document, making it possible to save the revisions from
different users on multiple layers, differentiated by color, type, and so on.
Document:
AutoCAD,
MicroStation
HPGL, HPGL/2,
PS, PDF, TIFF,
IGES, CGM,
JPEG, PCX
BMP, CALS,
DOC, XLS, etc.
Document Storage
Imagenation
+
Mark upLayer*
Markup
Layer*
Native Document
Linked
Mark upLayers
Markup
Layers
*Stored as separate file
Typical view-markup Imagenation integration
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Imagenation for Windows
Markup Tools
Powerful document markup capability
Imagenation’s markup tools range from standard geometric shapes to custom symbols, such as a logo or an AutoCAD shape (.shp) file. Users can set default colors,
line widths, fills, and fonts for each layer, or for each markup tool.
Markups can be grouped and object attributes can be altered for single markups or
groups of objects. Define any markup object as a hotspot.
Make markups a permanent part of the image by rasterizing the document.
This requires the VME or SVME editions of Imagenation. (For details, see Image
Cleanup and Raster Editing on page 12.)
? Can markup layers be
imported into my CAD or
Technical application?
Yes. You can exchange markup
data with AutoCAD, MicroStation, and Tech Illustrator.
Drawing Tools
Add geometric shapes, lines and arrows to your
documents. Using Tool Preferences settings, all
drawing tools can be customized either individually or globally. For example, line
color, line width, fill style and fill color can all be changed.
Hotspots
Create and configure hotspot links to open associated files, launch applications or
copy objects.
? What about security?
By using edit layers, your base
documents are secure, yet still
accessible. In an integrated
solution, the layers adhere to
the EDM/PDM system’s revision
control and security features.
Text, Annotations, and Highlights
Document reviewers can
provide information to other
users or can draw attention to specific parts
of a document. Text markups display directly
on the image, while Annotations can be displayed as icons or as text. The Highlight and
Highlight Area tools allow users to quickly
mark important details: either a single line or
a larger area of a specified shape, such as a
box, circle, ellipse, or polygon.
Dimensions
Draw internal and external dimension lines
on an image and enter dimension values.
Symbols
Create custom symbols from grouped vector
objects saved as an individual file. Users can
select symbols in the Symbols Palette and place
them on an active edit layer using the Symbol tool.
Redaction blocks out confidential information.
Redaction
Protect confidential information and prevent identity theft with Imagenation’s
redaction tools. Portions of a document can be blacked out to hide sensitive data.
Imagenation can be configured with permission-based layers to prevent users from
copying the base document or any markup objects. Redacted data is secure from
unauthorized access.
Product Profile
AVAILABLE IN:
Large-Format Documents
; SVME
; SVE (Raster only)*
; VME
; VM
… V
3D CAD Models
; VME 3D+
; VM 3D+
… V 3D+
Office-Size Documents
; OVA*
Batch Editions
; SVME+B
*Subset of markup tools.
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Complex Documents
Mix file formats and document types
? Why use complex documents?
Complex documents allow you
to keep all documents related
to one process or order in the
same file. Many Document Management Systems can manage
multiple files as a single “virtual”
document without converting
them from their original file formats.
Create complex documents that mix different file formats, such as AutoCAD DWG,
faxes, and MS-Word, and different document types, such as layers, single pages,
and multipages. Maintain all of these formats within one, easily opened file.
Layer Management
Add edit layers, import or export layers, and create complex, multilayer pages.
Consolidate two or more edit layers, including subordinate layers, into one edit
layer. Hide or show layers, change their display color, or move them for more clarity on-screen. Use layers to preserve originals when marking up documents.
Layers Window
With a click of the mouse, manage all layers in a document using the Layers
window. This floating window displays raster layers, CAD
layers, plot pens, and Imagenation edit layers.
Right click in the Layers window to reveal a Layers
Options menu.
Page Management
Create and view complex multipage documents by adding, removing, reordering,
replacing, importing, and exporting pages.
? What happens if I open a
document but my system does
not have all the fonts?
Imagenation maintains a font
database from which you can set
font replacements. For example,
if AutoCAD fonts are not available, you can set each font to
be replaced by a font that is
available on your system. This
replacement is used when AutoCAD drawings are displayed.
View Multiple Documents as a Single Document
Open separate files as a multipage document with the Open as Multipage feature.
Save them as a multipage document. Or save them as a group of linked files that
can be opened separately, or into a single document window.
For information on navigating multipage documents, see Navigation and Display
on page 3.
“Open as Multipage” opens separate documents as one multipage document.
AVAILABLE IN:
Large-Format Documents
; SVME
; SVE (Raster only)*
; VME
; VM
; V*
3D CAD Models
; VME 3D+
; VM 3D+
; V 3D+
Office-Size Documents
; OVA*
Batch Editions
; SVME+B
*Limits adding, deleting and creating
layers and pages.
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Vector and Raster Hybrid CAD files
Many CAD formats, such as HP ME10 and MicroStation DGN, can display raster
images with their CAD data. Other applications, such as GTX Raster CAD, add this
functionality to CAD applications. Imagenation can view all of these files.
Imagenation for Windows
Document Information
Compare, measure, and analyze your documents
Information alone is not valuable unless you can analyze and use it—turning your
data into meaningful knowledge. Imagenation’s robust measure, compare, and
document properties features allow you to do just that.
Comparing Layers
Imagenation can place different documents on layers and compare them. This is
ideal for determining changes made between versions of documents. You can compare differences or similarities between layers, or compare only the parts that are
the same on each displayed layer.
Measuring Images
Imagenation features a sophisticated Measure tool that allows you to configure the
tool with which you measure, the decimal accuracy, the unit values, and the measurements displayed in the Measurements window. You can also calibrate distances
(see sidebar) in an image.
? What areas can I measure?
Measure length, perimeter, area,
angle, and relative angle using
tools such as:
• line
• sketch
• polyline
• arc
• box
• circle
• ellipse
• polygon
The Measurements window tracks all measurements. Right click in the window to get a menu
in which to select the unit for measuring and the
tool to measure with, or to calibrate the image.
Copy measurement data and paste it into other
applications, such as a database or spreadsheet.
The Snap to Object feature allows you to precisely measure between defined “snap”
points. Choose what type of points you want to highlight: endpoint or midpoint of
lines, centers of circles
and ellipses, insertion
point for text objects,
and more. Configure the
Snap to markers to the
desired color, and size,
and define how close the
cursor must be to a snap
point before markers
appear.
Getting Document Information
With the Properties command, view information about the selected layer, page, or
multipage document, including file names, file size, and file formats. You can also
receive information specifically about layers:
• For raster layers, find out header information such as mirror, rotation, color settings, comments, and tiling.
• For vector layers, determine the number of entities on a layer.
• For all layers, determine their permissions and their dimensions, and change their
labels.
Product Profile
? What is calibrating?
Calibration is similar to a scale
on a map. For example, if you
know a line is 10 cm long, but
the value returned when you
use the Measure tool is 20 cm,
calibrate the distance on-screen
to 10 cm. Further measurements
will be to that scale.
AVAILABLE IN:
Large-Format Documents
; SVME
; SVE (Raster only)*
; VME
; VM
; V*
3D CAD Models
; VME 3D+
; VM 3D+
; V 3D+
Office-Size Documents
; OVA*
Batch Editions
; SVME+B
*Cannot compare layers, OVA cannot
measure
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Printing, Faxing, and Mailing
Output and route documents any way you want
Printing
Imagenation can print to any device that has a print driver. Typical print options,
such as number of copies and page range, are supported. In addition, advanced
print options include density control, dither control,
tiling, scaling, orientation, banners, and stamps. Other
options include print as displayed and print with or
without markups.
Imagenation incorporates a true Pen Mapping architecture. Vector pen data from HPGL, Calcomp, AutoCAD
and Intergraph files is attached to each and every object.
Pen tables may be applied through the Imagenation API
to modify the color, weight and pattern (bitmap) to be
applied on a pen-by-pen basis.
The ‘Bilevel CAD’ print profile lets you choose whether
specific types of entities should be rendered solid, patterned or dithered during printing. This feature provides an enhanced printing option for CAD documents
such as AutoCAD and HPGL.
Options tab within Print
dialog box.
? Why is document marking
important for ISO compliance?
Document control is one of the
largest causes of non-compliance with the ISO 9000 Standard. Imagenation’s Stamp and
Banner features can be integrated into a document control
system to force your process
control comments to be printed
on each page of a document.
Text defined by your process,
such as Uncontrolled copy, As
Built, or Obsolete can be
stamped onto every page that is
printed from Imagenation.
AVAILABLE IN:
Large-Format Documents
; SVME
; SVE (Raster only)
; VME
; VM
; V
3D CAD Models
; VME 3D+
; VM 3D+
; V 3D+
Office-Size Documents
; OVA
Batch Editions
; SVME+B
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Batch Printing
Quickly print a large group of documents.
Using the Batch Print command, you can
add documents to the print list and arrange
them in the desired print order.
Advanced Tiling
Large documents may print on several
pages and need to be pieced together. With
Imagenation’s advanced tiling feature, you
have more control over the overlap of tiled
pages.
Stamps and Banners
Mark documents with information as they
are printed, such as the document name,
its location on a drive, the date, the time, a
user ID, or even a user-defined text string. Banner places the information along the
edge of a drawing, while a Stamp appears within the image boundaries.
Faxing
You can fax either from a local fax modem or from a remote, dedicated fax server.
Imagenation can send faxes in either normal or fine mode. Options include tiling,
banners, stamps, page range, scaling, and orientation.
E-mailing
Imagenation can connect with MAPI-compliant e-mail programs, such as Microsoft
Mail, Exchange, Messaging, or Outlook, to e-mail documents as an attachment,
either internally or via the Internet. Depending on the edition of Imagenation and
the format of the original document, files are sent in the original format or converted to a selected format, such as Spicer Document (.smf), PDF, or Multipage TIFF
format, before sending. The original file is not overwritten.
Imagenation for Windows
Batch Processing
Automate repetitive tasks and process large numbers of
documents
Batch editions of Imagenation allow you to clean up many images at once, for
example, changing all files to a different format or creating thumbnails for a series of
images. Batches automate repetitive tasks by applying a series of actions to a group
of files in a directory. The Batch Manager defines and controls these automated
tasks. You can process batches automatically or select individual batches to process;
you can even process multipage files in batches.
Image Improvement Capabilities
Define a series of image improvement and file option commands to be carried out
on each image in a batch. Commands can be defined individually for each image or
globally for all images in a particular batch. All of the standard Imagenation raster
operations can be carried out in a batch.
• Rasterize defines the color level of
the new raster image.
• Brightness defines how light or dark
the image will be.
• Negate reverses the pixels in a
bilevel raster image. It is typically
used to turn a negative raster image
into a positive one.
• Mirror flips the image around, so
that it is reversed.
• Hole Fill fills in white holes of the
specified size (in pixels).
• Despeckle removes black dots of the
specified size (in pixels).
• Auto Deskew automatically straightens crooked images as long as the
skew angle is 10 degrees or less.
• Rotation specifies a rotation of 90
CW, 90 CCW, or 180 degrees, or
Landscape or Portrait.
• Crop clips the raster image either to a size with minimal white space around the
image, or to the smallest standard size without loss of significant data.
• Size/Resolution changes the size and resolution of a raster image.
• Stamp combines the image with a defined stamp (within image boundaries).
• Banner combines the image with a defined banner (outside image boundaries).
• Thumbnail saves a thumbnail version of the image.
• New File Format selects a file format for the new image.
Product Profile
AVAILABLE IN:
Large-Format Documents
… SVME
… SVE (Raster only)
… VME
… VM
… V
3D CAD Models
… VME 3D+
… VM 3D+
… V 3D+
Office-Size Documents
… OVA
Batch Editions
; SVME+B
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Batch processing
(continued)
Save and Load Batch Option Files
Save a group of commands to an options file, which you can then Load at a later
date when you want to reuse the same set of commands.
Batch Directory Control
Quickly specify the destination directory for your batch images. The Batch Directory option in the Command Setup dialog box allows you to set the location where
images submitted for processing will be sent.
Managing Batches
The Imagenation Batch Manager allows you to control the processing of batches,
create new batches, and edit or delete existing batches.
When you create batches through the Batch Setup dialog box (click New in the Batch
Manager), the batches appear in the Batch Manager. A check mark indicates that the
batch is enabled and can be processed. A clock icon indicates that the batch has been
assigned a time frame during which it will be processed. This time frame is set in
the Batch Setup dialog box.
Enabled batches can be processed immediately, unless they have an assigned processing time, or selected batches can be processed on demand, regardless of the time
frame assigned to them.
AVAILABLE IN:
Large-Format Documents
… SVME
… SVE (Raster only)
… VME
… VM
… V
3D CAD Models
… VME 3D+
… VM 3D+
… V 3D+
Office-Size Documents
… OVA
Batch Editions
; SVME+B
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Imagenation for Windows
Scanning
Put paper documents—of any size—online
Convert paper documents into electronic images using Imagenation, and simultaneously give several users immediate access to information. Reduce time spent
searching through filing cabinets or drawers for documents that could easily be
damaged, lost, or in use by another person.
Through Imagenation, scan originals into single or multipage documents. Save
scanned images to industry-standard file formats such as TIFF, CALS, and so on.
Large Document Scanner Support
Directly control large document scanners. Use “on-the-fly” scan cleanup features,
batch scanning and cleanup, and the exclusive “rocker” mode for interactive
cleanup with:
• Contex: FSS 3000, FSS 5000, FSS 8000, FSS 10000
FSS 3200 DSP, FSS 5200 DSP, FSS 6200 DSP, FSS 8200 DSP, FSS 10200 DSP
FSS 4300 DSP, FSS 8300 DSP, FSS 12300 DSP, FSS 18300 DSP
ACS 4100 DSP, ACS 4200 DSP, TDS 8000 DSP, FSS 8300 DSP Copy, FSS 8300 DSP Plus, ICS 1340 DSP
FSC 3010 DSP, FSC 5000 DSP, FSC 5010 DSP, FSC 6010 DSP, FSC 8000 DSP, FSC 8010 DSP
FSC 5010 DSP Copy, FSC 8010 DSP Copy
FSC 3050 Magnum, FSC 6050 Magnum, FSC 8050 Magnum
FSC 3040 Chroma, FSC 6040 Chroma, FSC 8040 Chroma, FSS 2250 Panorama, FSS 2251 Panorama
Cougar 25, Cougar 36, Crystal 40, Chameleon 25, Chameleon 36
Crystal Tx, Chroma Tx
• Vidar: TruScan Flash/Flash Upgrade/Flash+, TruScan Select/Select Plus/Select Pro/Select Classic, Color
Classic, Titan, Titan Atlas (color), Designer, Latitude, TruScan 600/800* *Supported in Imagenation Version 6.22 and earlier.
• KIP: 2050, 2080, 2120 driven by TWAIN interface
• Calcomp scanners: ScanPlus III 300, ScanPlus III 500, ScanPlus III 600, ScanPlus III 800,ScanPlus III 1000,
ScanPlus III 80, ScanPlus III 400-T, ScanPlus III 600-T, ScanPlus III 800-T, ScanPlus III 1200-T,
ScanPlus III 1800-T, ScanPlus III 510 C, ScanPlus III 510 C Copy, ScanPlus III 810-C. ScanPlus III 810-C Copy,
ScanPlus III 310-C, ScanPlus III 610-C, ScanPlus III 350C, ScanPlus III 650C, ScanPlus III 850C, ScanPlus
III 340C, ScanPlus III 640C, ScanPlus III 840C, ScanPlus IV 625T, ScanPlus IV 825CE, ScanPlus IV 636T,
ScanPlus IV 836CE, ScanPlus IV 625C, ScanPlus IV 825C, ScanPlus IV 636C, ScanPlus IV 836C, ScanPlus IV
440T
? Can I scan documents at
high resolution?
Yes. Imagenation can scan and
display very large bilevel, grayscale, and color images.
? Does Imagenation perform
OCR or Vectorization?
No. However, Imagenation can
easily be integrated with Optical
Character Recognition (OCR)
and Vectorization programs for
converting images to text and
vector data. This best-of-breed
situation allows you to select the
individual components that best
suit your needs.
• Océ scanners: G6015, G6035, G6045, G6015-S, G6035-S, G6035-Sx, G6045-S,
4715, 4725, 4730, 4740, 4770, 4780, CS 4050, CS 4051, CS 4052, CS 4040, CS 4041, CS 4042
CS 4021, CS 4025, CS 4026, CS 4030, CS 4031, CS 4035, CS 4036
• Widecom: SLC 936 and SLC 836 Color (no batch scanning or rocker mode)
• Xerox: 6030/6050
! ISIS = Image and Scanner
Interface Specification
Select the scanner you require in
Imagenation’s Scan Setup dialog
box
Small Document Scanner Support
Control desktop scanners directly using Imagenation. Use “on-the-fly” scan cleanup
features, and batch scanning and cleanup.
Pixel Translation ISIS Drivers
Using industry-standard ISIS drivers, Imagenation supports color, grayscale, and
black-and-white scanning with over 125 different scanner models from more than
30 manufacturers, including HP, Microtek, UMAX, Ricoh, AGFA, Bell & Howell,
Epson, Kodak, Canon, Xerox, Panasonic, Sharp, and Fujitsu. ISIS drivers are often
sold with the scanner, but are also available separately. For information on support
for specific scanners, contact your Spicer Sales Manager.
Product Profile
AVAILABLE IN:
Large-Format Documents
; SVME
; SVE (Raster only)
… VME
… VM
… V
3D CAD Models
… VME 3D+
† VM 3D+
† V 3D+
Office-Size Documents
… OVA
Batch Editions
; SVME+B
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Image Cleanup and Raster Editing
Enhance scanned images for accurate viewing
? Can I deskew color
images?
Yes. You can deskew color, grayscale, and bilevel images.
Dust, scratches, fingerprints, staple holes, and other physical wear and tear on paper
documents appear on the resulting scanned image. Imagenation’s intelligent raster
editing tools enhance the quality of the images, resulting in a higher level of accuracy.
Despeckle
Despeckle a document. Remove stray dots
and fill holes that interfere with image
quality. Images will compress better, resulting in smaller files.
Deskew
By analyzing the image, Imagenation determines if the scanner fed the document askew,
even slightly. The Deskew tool straightens
the image to its proper orientation.
? What is the difference
between some of these raster
cleanup commands and the
view settings?
View settings only change the
way an image looks on-screen.
The raster cleanup commands,
such as Rotate, Mirror, and
Negate, change the data in the
file.
Crop
Isolate an area of an image to eliminate blank
white space that contains no useful data, but
increases the file size. Manually define a crop
region, or select a predefined size.
Rasterize
Turn any document that Imagenation displays into a raster image using the
Rasterize tool. Rasterize is particularly useful for permanently merging, or “burning” markups into a base raster image. The ‘Bilevel Enhanced’ rasterization profile
intelligently decides whether specific types of entities should be rendered solid, patterned or dithered during rasterizing.
Imagenation includes the Bilevel CAD rasterization profile which is optimized for
CAD documents such as HPGL and AutoCAD. See the table below for the capabilities of the Bilevel CAD profile:
FEATURE
OPERATION
Objects
• Opaque vectors will be rasterized to solid black – no transparency
• Translucent vectors will be rasterized to a transparent pattern
• Opaque-filled areas will be rasterized to a pattern – no transparency
• Translucent-filled areas will be rasterized to a transparent pattern
• Hatch-filled areas will be rasterized to a solid black – no transparency
• Solid filled hatching will be rasterized to a transparent pattern
Text
• Translucent system fonts will be rasterized to a pattern
AVAILABLE IN:
Large-Format Documents
; SVME
; SVE (Raster only)
; VME
… VM
… V
3D CAD Models
; VME 3D+
… VM 3D+
… V 3D+
Office-Size Documents
… OVA
Batch Editions
; SVME+B
12
• Opaque system fonts will be rasterized to solid black – no transparency
• Opaque stroked fonts will be rasterized to solid black – no transparency
• Translucent stroked fonts will be rasterized to a pattern
Raster Images
• Opaque color raster images will be dithered – no transparency
• Translucent color raster images will be dithered and transparent
Imagenation for Windows
Image Cleanup and Raster Editing
(continued)
Pen Mapping
Use Pen Mapping to re-map lines and areas based on their color, weight and pattern
prior to rasterizing.
Mirror, Negate, Rotate, and Resize
With the Mirror tool, “flip” the drawing, either vertically or horizontally. Use
Negate to make negative images positive, and vice versa. Rotate images that were
fed into the scanner at odd orientations. Alter the resolution and dimensions of
raster images with the Resize tool.
! Format Conversion
Not only does Imagenation view
hundreds of formats, it also
converts between formats. Edit
editions of Imagenation can
convert native CAD and Office
vector files to secure raster
renditions for easier archiving,
printing, and file sharing.
Document Marking
Permanently mark documents with useful information such as the document name,
its location on a drive, the date, the time, a user ID, or even a user-defined text
string. This is often required for ISO or other standards. Banner places the information along the edge of a drawing, while Stamp appears as a watermark. Note: This
is similar to the print functions of the same names; however, these are permanently
burned into the raster image.
3D CAD Model Viewing
Integrated 2D and 3D for native and neutral formats
Imagenation provides 3D CAD model viewing capabilities for many native and neutral 3D formats, including CATIA, Pro/E, SAT, SolidWorks, STEP, VDA-FS, VRML,
STL, and IGES. Give everyone in the design process the ability to load, review, measure and mark up documents quickly.
3D Navigation Controls and Tools
Imagenation’s intuitive 3D navigation controls and 3D tools let users explore 3D
CAD models with ease.
The 3D toolbar contains 3D view,
rotate and select commands and
specialized 3D tools like Cross
Section, Model Explorer and 3D
markups.
3D Views
Axis Rotations
View CAD Models in 3D and 2D Mode
Imagenation can be configured to open a 3D file, in either 3D Model mode or 2D
projection mode.
View models in 3D mode to rotate, measure, transform, cross-section and apply 3D
markups to CAD models.
View 3D CAD models as 2D drawings in a unique four-way display. Imagenation’s
2D markup tools can be applied and saved when a model is displayed in 2D mode.
Imagenation can also rasterize 3D models to 2D formats for rapid distribution when
the native CAD model is not required.
Select from Smooth Shading, Flat Shading, Wireframes, and Points display styles.
Users can select to apply different display styles for the Still and Interactive modes.
Product Profile
AVAILABLE IN:
Large-Format Documents
; SVME
… SVE (Raster only)*
; VME
; VM
; V
3D CAD Models
; VME 3D+
; VM 3D+
; V 3D+
Office-Size Documents
… OVA
Batch Editions
; SVME+B
*Does not view Vector/CAD formats.
NOTE: Some features are available only
for specific 3D+ formats.
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3D CAD Model Viewing
(continued)
? Are there separate files
when viewing in 2D and
3D?
No. Imagenation views
the same file in either 2D
Projection mode or 3D Model
mode. Users can easily
toggle between 2D and 3D
mode using the 3D menu.
Simultaneously View 2D/3D Files
Load and simultaneously display 2D and 3D files. Imagenation’s multiple document
interface lets users open as many 2D and 3D files as needed.
3D Tools such as Model Explorer, Cross-Sectioning, Transformations and Markups
incorporate “sticky” settings—eliminating the need for users to reapply settings
upon returning to an open file.
Cross-Sectioning
Imagenation’s easy-to-use CrossSectioning Tool positions a predefined or custom clipping plane
that slices through the model to
reveal the interior.
Users can define the location of the
cross-sectioning plane—XY, YZ, or
XZ plane—or define a custom plane
by clicking the Options button in
the Cross-Section window.
The Cross-Sectioning Tool also
lets users reverse the direction of
the plane or show only the edge of
the model along both sides of the
plane.
! CTRL and SHIFT Keys:
Select multiple parts of the 3D
model by using the CTRL and
SHIFT keys.
Holding down the SHIFT key
and clicking on two parts will
select the entire range of
items between the two that are
selected.
Holding down the CTRL key and
clicking a part will select only
those that are clicked on.
3D Model Explorer
The Model Explorer displays a tree view of a CAD model’s parts.
Use the Model Explorer to select components of the model
for measurements and transformations.
Users can show and hide parts of the model by clicking the
check box next to a part in the Model Explorer. Hidden parts
are indicated with an ‘X’ in the check box next to the component’s name.
Select Tool
The 3D Select Tool lets users select parts of the 3D model by clicking directly on
the model. Selecting parts is easy and accurate. No need to guess at unintuitive
part labels. Simply click on the desired part to highlight it on the model, and in the
Model Explorer window, ready for transformations, measurements, or other manipulation.
When the Select tool is active, right-click context menus provide rapid access to the
Show and Hide parts commands.
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Imagenation for Windows
3D CAD Model Viewing
(continued)
Measurement Tool
Closely examine 3D models and obtain useful measurement information, such as:
•Distance
•Edge Length
•Vertex Coordinates
•Arc
•Angle
•Minimum Distance
•Face Surface
All measurement functions are accessible from a single dialog box. Simply select the
Measurement Tool from the 3D menu and choose the desired measurement from
the dialog box.
! Right-Mouse Button
Click the right-mouse button
inside the model window for
quick access to 3D navigation
controls, model display preferences, and tools.
The intuitive and easy-to-use Measurement Tool returns measurements in the units
selected by the user—inches, feet, centimeters, millimeters, or meters.
Perform cumulative measurements for Face Surface or Edge Length. Find the total
surface area or the total length of edges for several parts.
The Measurement Tool can also be used in conjunction with Imagenation’s CrossSectioning Tool to obtain measurements of a 3D CAD model’s internal components.
AVAILABLE IN:
Large-Format Documents
; SVME
… SVE (Raster only)*
; VME
; VM
; V
3D CAD Models
; VME 3D+
; VM 3D+
; V 3D+
Office-Size Documents
… OVA
Batch Editions
; SVME+B
*Does not view Vector/CAD formats.
NOTE: Some features are available only
for specific 3D+ formats.
Product Profile
15
3D CAD Model Viewing
(continued)
3D Text Markup Tool
Mark up 3D CAD models without requiring a CAD system.
Imagenation’s 3D Text Tool lets
users place text markups right
on a CAD model and save those
markups for others to review.
Markups are anchored to a point
on the model so other reviewers can rotate or scale the model
without affecting the location of
markups previously created.
The Text Tool can be used in
combination with Imagenation’s
powerful Markup Explorer. This enables users to hide, move and scale the 3D
model, or parts of the model, to clearly communicate messages to other members of
the review team.
Users can select or edit the text color.
Dimension Tool
Imagenation’s 3D Dimension Tool allows users to add dimension lines and values
to a 3D model or part. The dimensions remain anchored to the model while users
rotate, resize, or reposition it and can be saved with the model for others to review.
The Dimension Tool can be used in combination with the Model Explorer to give
dimension values for individual parts or for the entire model.
Users can change the color of the dimension text and anchor lines.
AVAILABLE IN:
Large-Format Documents
… SVME
… SVE (Raster only)*
… VME
… VM
… V
3D CAD Models
; VME 3D+
; VM 3D+
; V 3D+
Office-Size Documents
… OVA
Batch Editions
… SVME+B
*Does not view Vector/CAD formats.
NOTE: Some features are available only
for specific 3D+ formats.
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Imagenation for Windows
Multi-Language Support
Try our dynamic language switching technology
Use the language you want, when you want it, without restarting Imagenation or
rebooting the computer. Switch languages on-the-fly and see both the user interface
and the online help* in the language you require.
Imagenation is available in 23 languages:
Cantonese*
Chinese (Traditional)*
Danish
English (UK)
Finnish
German
Italian
Korean*
Polish*
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Spanish
Swedish
Chinese (Simplified)*
Czech*
Dutch
English (US)
French
Hungarian*
Japanese
Norwegian
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish (Latin American)
Switch languages on the fly!
Select Deutsch (German) from
the Language list and click OK.
The user interface seamlessly
switches to German without the
need to restart Imagenation.
* User interface only
Breaking the language barrier enables you to work faster
and smarter in your own language. Each license comes
with all available languages—simply install the ones you
require.
Hotspots
Add intelligence to your documents
In many document solutions, companies want to
add intelligence to their documents. For example,
a CAD drawing of a machine has a part that, when
selected, opens a related document that offers more
detail. With hotspots—areas or objects on a document that trigger actions when selected—you can
“drill down” through data in this way.
Hotspots and EED
Use Imagenation hotspots to recognize Extended
Entity Data (EED) information in AutoCAD files.
Hotspots give you the power to link programs that
accept EED data, such as MS Excel, to Imagenation.
Hotspots and the Imagenation API
Hotspots allow you to call any of Imagenation’s hundreds of Application Programming Interface (API) commands. Create an intelligent document that performs
complex tasks based on API commands at the click of a hotspot icon. For more information about the API, see page 18.
Hotspot Interface
Hotspots are easily identifiable by the lightning bolt icon that appears when the
pointer passes over them. For touch screen programs, configure Imagenation to
activate hotspots when single-clicked.
Product Profile
Use Imagenation Hotspots to:
• Create Hyperlinks
• Execute other programs
• Run database queries
• Annotate using video
• Access AutoCAD Extended
Entity Data (EED)
...virtually anything that can be
programmed
AVAILABLE IN:
Large-Format Documents
; SVME
; SVE (Raster only)*
; VME
; VM
; V*
3D CAD Models
; VME 3D+
; VM 3D+
; V 3D+*
Office-Size Documents
; OVA
Batch Editions
; SVME+B
*Can activate but not create hotspots
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Integrating Imagenation
Build and enhance document solutions with the API
Imagenation’s universal viewing capabilities are often integrated with document/
data management, workflow, or Intranet systems to provide complete document
solutions.
! Application Programming
Interface (API)
• ActiveX controls
• 350+ DDE transactions
• 300+ C-callable functions
• OLE Automation
• OLE 2.0 server
• ODMA-enabled
• 900+ configurable attributes
? What is an ‘integration’?
Integrations are custom programs that allow different products to share information.
For example, integrate
Imagenation with a database to
open documents from the database, add markups, and check
them back in to be opened by
other users.
Custom integrations allow different products to share information. For example,
integrate Imagenation with a database to open documents from the database, add
markups, and check them back in to be opened by other users.
Using Imagenation‘s robust Application Programming Interface, or API, integrators
can control hundreds of functions, attributes, preferences, and permissions to build
functional solutions.
Common Imagenation API operations include:
• change the appearance of the Imagenation user interface to suit your application and
your environment.
• define permissions and user attributes for documents.
• display, duplicate, or activate the Imagenation window, document windows, floating windows, and external windows.
• make the Imagenation option and preference dialog boxes show up where required.
• open, close, and unload documents, and work with Internet files.
• set characteristics of files that you want to open.
• find out the ID, number, and other information about loaded documents.
• add, remove, reorder, and further change documents, pages, and layers.
• request and set file information.
• save and export documents.
• simplify and change the display of images.
• share documents through printing, faxing, scanning, and e-mail.
• work with markup tools and edit vector objects.
• clean up raster images.
Create custom imaging applications using the Imagenation API
Base
Application
Database
SQL, Oracle,
Access, FoxPro, etc.
Workflow, FM,
CD ROM, Revision
Control, GIS, etc.
AVAILABLE IN:
Large-Format Documents
; SVME
; SVE (Raster only)
; VME
; VM
; V
3D CAD Models
; VME 3D+
; VM 3D+
; V 3D+
Office-Size Documents
; OVA
Batch Editions
; SVME+B
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Custom
Integration
Done by:
Value-Added
Reseller (VAR),
System Integrator
(SI), End User MIS
staff, etc.
Application
Programming
Interface (API)
DDE functions,
C-callable functions,
OLE Automation, OLE
2.0 Server, ActiveX,
ODMA-enabled
Imagenation
C API
The C API is a method of controlling Imagenation remotely, sending commands to it
behind the scenes instead of through the graphical user interface. Whether you want
to run a small batch program on a group of images, use Imagenation as the image
viewer for your scanner, create your own fax server, or develop a full-scale document management system, the C API provides the command interface that allows
you to access all of Imagenation’s functionality.
Imagenation for Windows
Integrating Imagenation
(continued)
DDE API
Using the DDE API, you can develop an application that calls on Imagenation to
perform functions for it. Whether you want to run a small batch program on a group
of images, use Imagenation as the image viewer for your scanner, create your own
fax server, or develop a full-scale document management system, the DDE API provides the command interface for gaining access to Imagenation’s functionality.
The Imagenation DDE API uses DDEML, which handles a lot of the overhead work.
You can use any programming language to develop your image-enabled applications, as long as it is compatible with DDE. If you use the C programming language,
you can also use Imagenation’s C API interface, described in a separate help file.
You can also use these DDE commands through OLE Automation.
Steps to an Integration
1. The first step in an integration is to establish a conversation between the
client application and the server, Imagenation. Your client application and
Imagenation must be conversing before any meaningful exchange of functions
can take place.
? What kind of integration
support can I expect?
The Spicer APIs are documented
in comprehensive Help files.
Plus, on-site and classroom integration training is also available.
Contact Spicer’s Customer
Support to address technical
support issues.
2. Next, you can control Imagenation using the applicable functions, notifications,
and queries. All C API functions are synchronous. Each function consists of a
name and parameters. You must always include any parameters that are defined
for a function, in the stated order.
3. Finally, you must end the conversation when you are closing a client application
and want Imagenation to stop accepting calls from that client.
Integration Examples
Integrations with other products, performed by Spicer Authorized Value-Added
Resellers, System Integrators, or Imagenation users are also available. For more
information, contact your Sales Manager.
Advanced Software (UniPlot)
Auto-trol Technologies (Centra 2000)
Axis Technologies (ViPeR, PAS)
Baan (BaanPDM)
CIMx
CMstat Corporation (V5-CMSystem CMWebStat)
Computervision (Optegra)
Contact Software (CIM Database)
Documentum (WorkSpace, SmartSpace)
EDS (Metaphase, IMAN)
Eigner (Precision PLM)
FileNET (Panagon, P8)
Formtek (Stellar TDM)
GeoInSight (Geo DMS)
Global 360 (formerly Identitech) (FYI)
Hummingbird (DOCSOpen, CyberDOCS, DM4,
DM5, DM5.1)
IBM (ProductManager, now ENOVIA.PM)
IMR (AlchemyWeb)
Indus International (MPAC, Curator)
Integic (e.Power)
Lotus (Notes)
Product Profile
MatrixOne (eMatrix)
Microtek (Unity)
NetRight Technologies (iManage)
NovaSoft (NovaManage, Novation)
Océ (Reprographics Stations)
OIS
Open Archive (echive, JExplorer)
ProCAD (PRO*FILE)
Rand Technologies (Mechanical Design
Automation PDM Systems.)
SAP
SCG
Seal Systems (PLOSSYS)
Siemens (SiManage)
Sierra Systems
SpatiaX (SXMarkup-Edit, SXMarkup-Web,
SXView)
Treev- formerly Ceyoniq
TSA/ADVET (Falcon/DMS)
UDMS (Step 2000)
Wonderware (Protean)
Xerox (Docuplex)
AVAILABLE IN:
Large-Format Documents
; SVME
; SVE (Raster only)
; VME
; VM
; V
3D CAD Models
; VME 3D+
; VM 3D+
; V 3D+
Office-Size Documents
; OVA
Batch Editions
; SVME+B
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Spicer Image a•X OEM Toolkit
Components for network and Web solutions
The Spicer Image a•X Toolkit represents a new flexibility for integrating Imagenation’s functionality into your document solutions—whether they are traditional
networked database solutions, or Intranet/Web solutions.
? What is ActiveX
technology?
ActiveX brings OLE and COM
technologies to the Web.
Microsoft has declared ActiveX
as its chosen standard.
Image a•X is a specific implementation of the Microsoft Component Object Model
(COM). The controls are contained in Microsoft cabinet (CAB) files. CAB files are an
efficient way to quickly distribute and install large amounts of software. Users can
download CAB files from a Web site or from a network and then install the software
on their machines.
Use the Image a•X Toolkit to create client or server applications that use Imagenation’s powerful viewing abilities, without running Imagenation. Or embed the controls in HTML pages to use Imagenation’s features in a Web environment. Automate
the controls using common scripting languages, such as JavaScript or VB Script, or
programming languages, such as Java.
Image a•X technology currently operates in Microsoft Windows 32-bit environments. Spicer Image a•X Toolkit controls are compatible with the Microsoft .NET
environment. You can create Image a•X applications using C#, as well as C, C++,
Visual Basic and many other languages.
Development
Imagenation
Image a•X
Controls:
• Reduce integration
time/costs
• more flexible
• modern method of
integration
Application
• Visual Basic
• C++
• Java
Web Application
• Browser (MSIE)
• Scripting
• Java
Custom
Application
Windows
Application
Windows
Intranet/Internet
Application
Spicer Image a•X Toolkit provides many development options
Custom Document Viewing
The Image a•X Toolkit offers secure, customized interface design, allowing integrators the freedom to configure the user interface to be exactly as desired, implementing only those features that each user requires.
AVAILABLE IN:
Large-Format Documents
… SVME
… SVE (Raster only)
; VME
; VM
; V
3D CAD Models
… VME 3D+
… VM 3D+
… V 3D+
Office-Size Documents
; OVA
Batch Editions
… SVME+B
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Imagenation for Windows
Spicer Image a•X OEM Toolkit
(continued)
The Image a•X Toolkit includes the following ActiveX controls, which are suitable
for all Windows environments:
Document Control
• Open, create, and manipulate simple or complex
documents.
View Control
• View, print, and fax documents from the Document
Control.
3D View Control (Beta)
• View, rotate and cross-section 3D CAD models.
Markup Control
• Creates markups on documents.
Reference Control
• Use the floating Reference window for a bird’s eye
view of documents.
Thumbnails Control
• Display thumbnail views of multipage documents and
navigate through the pages by clicking on a
thumbnail.
Edit Control
• Clean up images and edits rasters.
Detail Control
• Use the floating Detail window for up-close views of
documents.
Configuration Control
• Configure dialog boxes, menus, and functionality.
Layers Window Control
• Display the names of all layers on the current page.
Measurement Control
(Beta)
• Calibrate and use the Measurement Tool to obtain
accurate measurements from 2D documents.
? Why does Spicer ship beta
controls?
Spicer ships some controls in
beta form for integrators to test
and provide feedback. We use
this feedback to direct future
development.
Licensing
Choose the ideal Imagenation licensing model
Imagenation offers a variety of licensing models to suit the needs of any organization. Each edition (see page 24) is available in three licensing models:
• Per seat License
• Concurrent License
• Site License
Server-based licensing is also available. For more detailed information about licensing and pricing, contact your local Spicer Value Added Reseller or Sales Manager.
License Manager for Concurrent Licensing Installations
The License Manager is software that provides security by granting access to
Imagenation on a TCP/IP network. The License Manager controls the number of
seats and the editions of Imagenation client sessions that can run concurrently from
a network or server installation.
A single License Manager is capable of monitoring Imagenation licenses for any size
of installation. It simplifies network administration and enables all members of an
organization to easily access Imagenation’s powerful functions from a network.
Configurable message logging
Customize your License Manager and keep track of the messages that are important
to you with configurable message logging.
Product Profile
AVAILABLE IN:
Large-Format Documents
; SVME
; SVE (Raster only)
; VME
; VM
; V
3D CAD Models
; VME 3D+
; VM 3D+
; V 3D+
Office-Size Documents
; OVA
Batch Editions
; SVME+B
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Licensing
(continued)
How the License Manager
works:
1) A user requests Imagenation from the network.
2) License Manager verifies
that the requested edition of
Imagenation is available.
! License Manager Recommended System Requirements
• Pentium class processor or
better
• TCP/IP based network
• Windows 2000, XP, or 2003
Server
• 100 KB of free disk space, or
more
3) License Manager instructs
the Imagenation server to
launch the requested edition
of Imagenation to the client.
4) Once the client closes
Imagenation, the license is released and is available immediately for any other
Imagenation users.
License Monitoring
License Manager features a smart license release design that ensures optimum
usage of licenses. This is accomplished in several ways:
• In the event of a client or server crash, License Manager allows time to
re-establish the connection. If the connection cannot be re-established, License
Manager releases the license.
• License Manager sends intermittent pings to all active clients. If a client is inactive, License Manager releases the license after a specified period of inactivity.
• License Manager may be locked to a dongle.
Customer Service and Support
Make the most of your investment
Spicer’s team of Customer Support specialists and training instructors provide
front-line assistance and timely education, increasing the value and ease-of-use of
Spicer products in your business enterprise.
Maintenance
Spicer’s comprehensive Maintenance Program, which includes service and support,
an annual General Maintenance Upgrade, and interim releases, is available for purchase. For details, contact your Spicer Sales representative, visit the Spicer Web site
at www.spicer.com, or e-mail [email protected]
AVAILABLE IN:
Large-Format Documents
; SVME
; SVE (Raster only)
; VME
; VM
; V
3D CAD Models
; VME 3D+
; VM 3D+
; V 3D+
Office-Size Documents
; OVA
Batch Editions
; SVME+B
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Training
Learn how to make the most of your investment with a customized Imagenation
training course offered by highly skilled Spicer instructors. We offer training at your
location and our facilities in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Documentation
Receive award-winning printed and online documentation for Imagenation and its
Application Programming Interfaces (API).
Find out more on the Web at www.spicer.com.
Imagenation for Windows
Spicer Universal Viewing Solutions
Interoperable Spicer Solutions for your business and your
business partners
Spicer Corporation’s suite of interoperable client- and server-based document viewing solutions gives businesses of any size the ability to deploy the Spicer solution, or
combination of solutions, that best fits with its business processes.
Imagenation, Image a•X, ViewCafé and DocuJet offer the power of universal viewing to all employees, partners and clients. Whether an organization simply needs
to view documents stored in a local database, or collaboratively review plans for a
megaproject with business partners that are scattered throughout the world, Spicer
products provide the means to do it.
Markups saved in one
Spicer application can
be viewed in any other
Spicer product.
ViewCafé
Imagenation
! Explore a wealth of information at www.spicer.com.
Spicer’s web site is a universal
destination for image viewing
solutions.
• Learn about the Power of
Universal Viewing.
• Download evaluation software
and try interactive online
demos.
• Find information on Spicer’s
Partner program for Resellers,
VARs and OEMs.
• Get details on Spicer events—
see us live at a trade show
near you.
• Read Spicer news and facts—
learn about Spicer success
stories and noteworthy news.
Image a•X
Each Spicer viewing product has the capability to quickly and accurately view hundreds of industry-standard file formats. Moreover, markups saved in Imagenation
or the Image a•X toolkit, or in ViewCafé can be displayed in any other Spicer visualization product.
This interoperability among Spicer products assures businesses that files which are
viewed or marked up at one location can be opened and read by Spicer users at any
other location regardless of whether employees are using a Spicer desktop client,
Web client or ActiveX implementation.
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The Power of Universal Viewing
A global answer for all your imaging needs
Take advantage of the interoperability and flexibility of the entire Spicer suite of
imaging solutions.
Imagenation® | Image a•X™ | ViewCafé® | DocuJet™
Spicer Universal Viewing—from scan to print.
Visit www.SPICER.com to download your FREE evaluation software and to learn
more about Spicer Corporation.
Editions
A wide selection of packages to meet client needs
Various editions of Imagenation are available to address all applications—from the
very basic to the most demanding, with features and price points to match.
Edition
Features
Applications
Large Format*
SVME
Scan, View, Markup, Edit
SVE
Scan, View, Edit
VME
View, Markup, Edit
VM
View, Markup
V
View
Reprographics, scan, clean up, and print
Scan, clean up, and print raster images
Clean up, conversion, ECM/PLM
Revision control, ECM/PLM
Engineering and office document viewing
Office‡
OVA
Office View, Annotate
Viewing with basic office annotations
3D+
VME 3D+
VM 3D+
V 3D+
View, Markup, Edit 3D
View, Markup 3D
View 3D
Rasterize 3D models
3D viewing with text annotations
3D CAD model viewing
Batch
SVME+B
Scan, View, Markup, Edit plus Batch
Reprographics, scan, clean up, print, and batch
* Maximum Document Size: Virtually Unlimited
‡
Maximum PDF Document Size: B-size (11” by 17”)
System Requirements
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Kitchener, Ontario
Canada
N2R 1G1
Tel: 519.748.2462
Fax: 519.748.9457
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.spicer.com
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Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server, Windows Vista; Pentium class processor or better; 64 MB
RAM (128MB recommended); CD-ROM drive; 45 MB or more free disk or network space; mouse, track ball, or touch
screen; VGA monitor (SVGA recommended).
© 2008 Spicer Corporation. Printed in Canada. Trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Note: Java and
all Java-based marks are the trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. ActiveX is a registered
trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Imagenation, Image a•X, ViewCafé and DocuJet are registered/trademarks of
Spicer Corporation.
Imagenation for Windows
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