Our Mission

Rasterex Software AS provides intelligent software for technical document management and imaging software solutions. Our software seamlessly integrates with the systems you already use, giving you the best workflow possible. Read more about our story and how we became a leader in our market segment below.


Rasterex Headquarters

Headquarters are based in Oslo, Norway and has over 30 years experience providing intelligent software for technical document management and imaging software solutions.  

Per Christian Lindstad


Per Chr. Lindstad

Terje Helgesen


Terje Helgesen

Geir Åge Nysveen

Admin / Sales

Geir Aage Nysveen

Frank Tveter


Frank Tveter

Rasterex US office

The US office is located right outside of Houston, and is staffed with experienced professionals who have represented Rasterex products for over 25 years. They know the technology and they know how to assist you with implementing Rasterex solutions.

Ed Crowell Administration 1x1


Ed Crowell

Edward Crowell III Marketing 1x1


Edward Crowell III

A Rasterex Story

Rasterex specializes in viewing and collaboration solutions and raster editing software. We have over 30 years of experience and well-trained partners in different countries.  Read more about our story and how we became leader in our market segments.


Rasterex founded in Oslo, Norway

19 developers brought out from Tandberg Data with a bright idea to merge PC into the monitor. They wanted to build the first PC-terminal on the market. 


Graphic Cards and accelerators

The CAD industry needed extra power to run high end graphics on the PCs. Rasterex revolutionized the market with their high-end graphic cards and advanced accelerators.


From hardware to software

As graphic cards became more of a commodity, market demands changed from hardware to software. With deep knowledge from CAD, Rasterex could quickly shift focus to Raster Imaging, Vectorization and CAD viewing.


Raster Editing and Raster-to-Vector Conversion

Rasterex was quickly recognized as the #1 solution for Raster Editing & Clean-up, and Raster-to-Vector Conversion. Today, 20 years later, still helping enterprises digitizing their scanned paper-drawings.



Viewing and Markup

Version 1.0 of their flagship products RxView and RxHighlight, providing native multi-format viewing and markup capabilities to Architects, Engineers, Constructors and teams world-wide. Over 250 different CAD-, raster- and office-formats supported, eliminating the need for expensive seats of the authoring software.


Viewing inside external applications

Viewing and annotation technology made available as ActiveX controls to be embedded inside external EDMS, CMS and ERP solutions, typically made in Delphi, VB and .NET. The very beginning of Rasterex' OEM-focus. 


Supporting 3D CAD formats

In many industries, like for example mechanical, transportation and manufacturing, 3D is taking over from 2D. It was natural for Rasterex to add the leading 3D formats to the range of supported filed formats.


Thin Client Viewer

All installations moved to server, with only a thin ActiveX control handling the client-side operations. A real boost for Rasterex as the preferred built-in viewer and annotation tool. Also for web, though only working within IE.


HTML5 web-based technical viewer

RxView360 is a zero footprint web-solution based on HTML5, Javascript and CSS. The ability to open any file directly in the browser, makes it a preferred choice for integration with or into ERP, PMS, CRM, EDMS, CMS, FM systems running on any device, over web and in the cloud.


Rasterex goes BIM

There is a strong wind in the building and construction industry to digitalize the complete lifecycle of a building, using BIM with IFC as the exchange format. Rasterex' powerful graphical engine gives access to model data and provides extensive tools for use in design review, digital take-off, on-site operations, facility management and property management.


Universal Viewing:
CAD, BIM, PDF anywhere

RxView360 has everything needed to review and collaborate on visual data anywhere - regardless of file format, platform and device. It is web-based, SaaS-ready, cloud-ready an integrable! Rasterex shall continue to research and develop innovative features to empower visuality throughout the lifecycle of any project, including intelligent linking between graphical content and external project information. We call it Universal Viewing!

Learn more about the SDK

Our viewing technology is based on the same functionalities, but are streamlined for different purposes, and are developed to give you more information out of your drawings. Our SDK is the main technology with an open API that lets software developers make fantastic products. 

Annotation and Markup

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