VizEx Edit™ (previously known as Live Edit)

Edit and create compliant S1000D and ATA CGM technical graphics

VizEx Edit is the leading native CGM editing tool. It provides complete support for the WebCGM 2.0 profile. Create overlay hotspots, embedded hyperlinks, and link all your drawings together with this standard technology. VizEx Edit includes powerful tools, enabling the revision of existing CGM's created in other illustration software. Edit illustration lines, ellipses, fill colors, change fonts, reposition objects, or just delete them.

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Demo Videos:
Basic editing
Adding Callouts
Adding Hotspots

VizEx Edit toolset includes:

  • Sophisticated drawing tools:
    VizEx Edit features an isometric grid with magnetic and alignment properties. The graphic elements including lines, rectangles and of course the ellipse automatically align to the isometric grid. The new cutting tool makes editing easier, faster and more accurate.
  • Multi format support- Import Illustrator, PDF, DWG, TIFF and other (see full list below) graphics formats in addtion to all versions of CGM.
  • Add hotspots: With VizEx Edit, you can quickly add hotspots and enter associated metadata. Simply click and drag rectangle to indicate hotspot, or select group of objects to create a hotspot for entire group.
  • Edit Metadata: The metadata "Tree View” window makes it easy to modify hotspot attributes like object id, name(s), embedded links. Hotspot metadata can also be edited by clicking with Control-key on hotspots to bring up metadata properties window.
  • Tabbed and Split Views: Tabs permit several files to be opened in a single session and then click tabs to quickly navigate between images. Split views further enable multiple files to be viewed simultaneously for quick comparison and revision.
  • Auto Hotspotter Option: Larson's powerful Auto Hotspotter technology is available as a fully integrated option. Simply select a file and click “Start AutoHotspotter” and a file is scanned for all vector and raster text. Text to be hot-spotted is identified according to a set of parameters, like alpha, numeric only, or a regex text filter. The CGM file will be hot-spotted on screen, and attributes will be automatically generated. This function provides a huge production time saver.


VizEx Edit is a cost-effective solution for any technical publication group.

Data Sheet:

Technical Specifications


Input:  Vector: CGM, DWG, DXF, PDF, AI, EPS
             Raster: BMP, CALS, EMF, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF
Output: CGM, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, PDF, SVG
CGM Profiles: WebCGM, S1000D 2.3 & 4, ATA–V4

License types: Desktop or Network

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