Snowbound Adds CAD Support & Split Screen to HTML5 Document Viewer (4/19/17)

Waltham, MA (April 19, 2017) - Snowbound Software, the market leader in document viewing technology, today announced the release of VirtualViewer® HTML5 v4.7 for both Java and .NET, the latest version of the firm's award-winning pure HTML5 document viewer.

"Our latest release of VirtualViewer provides a set of powerful features long-desired by enterprise users in industries such as manufacturing, energy, and finance," said Snowbound CEO Simon Wieczner. "These users deal with wide ranges of critical documents on a daily basis and these new features allow them to be more efficient and streamline their workflow processes."

The new version includes performance and feature enhancements related to viewing and managing documents:

  • DWG Layer & xref Support
    With the addition of DWG Layer and xref support, users can easily access the DWG files created by CAD applications such as drawings and blueprints, as well as interact with the layers within those files individually. The user can decide which of those layers to view and which to take out of view, allowing for a streamlined review process where the user is only seeing the information they need and nothing else.
  • Split Screen View
    The new split screen view allows users to launch a lower panel to simultaneously compare documents side-by-side during the review process so they can easily spot differences, as well as display data in one view and manipulate in another. With this addition, the user no longer needs additional tabs or windows to view multiple pages or documents at once. The result is a cleaner user experience, a streamlined review process, and less memory required on the server.
  • Extract and Append Page Ranges
    The viewer can now extract and append a range of pages instead of the entire document when saving to PDF, meaning users can save updated, large PDF documents at least 10 times faster than before. This enhancement has resulted in dramatic speed improvements (in one instance, 215 seconds before and 3 seconds after) for users with many large, multi-page PDFs.

"One of the most desired benefits in document viewing is being able to view all their documents from a single viewer," said Wieczner. "Features like split screen view and DWG/CAD support further accomplish this by ensuring users never have to leave the viewer when managing their documents."

"We are seeing growing success in the market as Fortune 2000 companies perform their Proof of Concept and then purchase our enterprise viewing solutions. There is no product on the market that exceeds VirtualViewer's performance."

Snowbound's VirtualViewer HTML5 is a universal document viewer with powerful tools and features for web-based document management and workflow processes." It does not require any client-side installation or plug-ins such as Flash, Adobe, or Office. VirtualViewer HTML5 works with any modern browser, provides on-the-go mobile document viewing, and delivers flexible cross-platform support.

Pricing and Availability
VirtualViewer HTML5 v4.7 for Java and .NET is available now. Visit to demo. For more details, please call (617-607-2010) or visit