Watermark - User Documentation



Name Description
Name Watermark
Version 1.4
ID wex-watermark


This extension allows a watermark to be superimposed on any PDF in the system. The extension provides the ability to add, update and remove a watermark through a user interface. This article provides more background information

The watermark will contain text only. It uses a vector format meaning that watermarks are designed for a paper ratio, ensuring that the watermark will scale to match the source page size. The document is sent to an external server to be watermarked. In this free version, one template is available that watermarks the state and a copyright information, and the size of the PDF is limited to 20Mb.

Check the Watermark Advanced for extended features.

Important: Please note this extension may use a cloud service to apply the watermark.

Latest documentation for this extension is available here


  • Adds a watermark to a single PDF. Watermark can be updated and removed.
  • Can be in a document, drawing or associated part
  • Supports all paper sizes
  • Watermark applied by an external server
  • Uses 1 standard template to add the state and copyright information
  • Supports cloud servers

User Guide

User Interface

The following objects are supported

  • CAD
  • Parts (through association)
  • Documents (Primary and representations)

Each of the above objects may reference a PDF either directly or via links to associated objects e.g. Part - CAD - Drawing

If a PDF is available a new menu will appear (This menu may be restricted to only appear for admin users)


Note the object must have a PDF associated or the menu will not appear.

This menu will show the following screen


This screen allows the to either

  • Download - Download directly a watermarked version of the document
  • Overwrite Content - Update the PDF within the system with a watermarked version
  • Remove - Remove the watermark from the PDF

Administrator Guide




The special keys to send to the engine. See server manager guide for more information

User Interface

This controls if the watermark UI will be made available to non-admin users.

Release Notes


  • Improved server status to give information on master status
  • Fixed issue on contacting master multiple times


  • Improved server communication


  • Minor feature changes


  • Moved server manager to separate server manager extension
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Published date: 22/10/2019 11:48AM
Last updated: 26/03/2020 12:19PM (simonh@wincom-plm.com - simonh@wincom-plm.com)
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