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What is dxf file format? How to open dxf files? dxf file extension, view dxf

    
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kmankov

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 What is dxf file format? How to open dxf files? dxf file extension, view dxf
06-09-2013 02:39 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
What is dxf file format? What is a dxf file? What is dxf file extension? How to open dxf files without autocad? How can I view dxf files?

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06-09-2013 02:49 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
hey buddy, you can directly open dxf file in zwcad. DXF is used for data exchange, exchange data with some other software such as Solidworks, UG, or other 3D software. Export 3D file to DXF and then import into autocad (zwcad).

Following is explanation from wiki, of course dxf format is original for autocad, but you can take zwcad as alternative if you don't use autocad.
AutoCAD DXF (Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format) is a CAD data file format developed by Autodesk[1] for enabling data interoperability between AutoCAD and other programs.

DXF was originally introduced in December 1982 as part of AutoCAD 1.0, and was intended to provide an exact representation of the data in the AutoCAD native file format, DWG (Drawing), for which Autodesk for many years did not publish specifications. Because of this, correct imports of DXF files have been difficult. Autodesk now publishes the DXF specifications[2] on its website for versions of DXF dating from AutoCAD Release 13 to AutoCAD 2014.
Versions of AutoCAD from Release 10 (October 1988) and up support both ASCII and binary forms of DXF. Earlier versions support only ASCII.
As AutoCAD has become more powerful, supporting more complex object types, DXF has become less useful. Certain object types, including ACIS solids and regions, are not documented. Other object types, including AutoCAD 2006's dynamic blocks, and all of the objects specific to the vertical market versions of AutoCAD, are partially documented, but not well enough to allow other developers to support them. For these reasons many CAD applications use the DWG format which can be licensed from AutoDesk or non-natively from the Open Design Alliance.

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Jenny

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09-09-2013 05:14 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
thanks for the answer,


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