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BuildVu Microservice Example

IDRsolutions' BuildVu Microservice Example is an open source project that allows you to convert PDF to HTML5 or SVG by running BuildVu as a web service in the cloud or on-premise.

Please note that BuildVu is paid-for, commercial software - however you can use the trial version for free. Just rename the trial .jar to "buildvu.jar".

How do I get set up?

What you'll need:

  • BuildVu - this provides all the conversion functionality.
  • Maven - used to build the .war file.

Trial Version:

If you do not have a full verison of BuildVu you can get the trial version from here. This can then be used with the following languages:

C#, JavaScript, Node.js, PHP, Ruby, Python

please follow instructions on relevant pages on how to do this.


Clone a copy of the buildvu-microservice-example git repo:

git clone git://

Add the BuildVu jar to the project by copying it into the /lib directory. Make sure that it is named "buildvu.jar"

Open up a terminal / command prompt window in the base directory of the buildvu-microservice-example project, and build the .war file by running the command:

mvn compile war:war

This will generate the buildvu.war file inside the /target directory.


See our application server tutorials for instructions on deployment.

Tutorials for cloud platforms coming soon...

docker-compose deployment:

Docker usage has moved to it's own project here.


You can interact with the BuildVu Microservice Example using the REST API.

A complete list of raw requests that can be used can be found here.

For specific languages, see our tutorials on how to run BuildVu from other languages.

Who do I talk to?

Found a bug, or have a suggestion / improvement? Let us know through the Issues page.

Got questions? You can contact us here.

Copyright 2020 IDRsolutions

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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