Possibilities? (access to layers to save externally and adding new tools)

General question about PDFtron. Is it possible to access the layers in the webviewer to be saved into a local file or database (so I could save my markups) and is it possible to add my own drawing tools and shapes if I wanted to to the webviewer as well?

FYI, I just downloaded PDFTron to see if it was suitable for my needs.


Hi Dylan,

Thank-you for trying out WebViewer.

It is possible to access the layers in WebViewer through this API: https://www.pdftron.com/api/web/CoreControls.Document.html#getLayersArray__anchor .

From there, I believe with that data, you should be able to grab the information you need so that it can be saved to the file or database.

Here is a guide that shows how you can create a custom shape and custom tool: https://www.pdftron.com/documentation/web/guides/annotation/custom-annotations?searchTerm=custom%20annotation .

Anthony Chen

Software Developer
PDFTron Systems Inc.