Our organisation has recently implemented a self-hosted Alfresco Community edition server (Ubuntu Server 15.04) to manage and control our engineering drawings. The drawing files are in Autocad 2014 and 2015 format (.DWG).
Alfresco lacks the ability to preview .DWG files in the browser and we would like to implement browser preview functionality via a DWG to PDF (or SVG) transformation action. The PDF is then displayed to the user in the browser, whilst the DWG version remains in the Alfresco repository.
For a good user experience, document conversion should happen when a document is uploaded, then stored locally for immediate availability. For high quality document conversion, we would like to use the Autocad I/O API, as described here:
You will need to provide a correctly-packaged AMP module for installation into our Alfresco environment as well as source code. You will need to develop in your own environment and then provide installation instructions for the module, and be able to assist with any installation issues. The documentation should include the steps to install the module and any dependencies, libraries, scripts, etc.
We are looking for an experienced Alfresco developer who can implement this functionality in a robust, secure, future-proof and efficient way.
Further questions about the project are welcome.