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DXF Files

DXF, which stands for Drawing Exchange Format, is a widely-used file format across the CAD industry. Like DWG, it was created by Autodesk, but unlike DWG, it is not a proprietary file format. Instead, it is an open standard, which means that it can be used by any CAD program. As a result, it is supported by practically every CAD program available on the market, making it a great format to choose if you need to share or collaborate on a design project. In this section, you can learn everything you need to know about the DXF file format.

DXF, which stands for Drawing Exchange Format, is a widely-used file format across the CAD industry. Like DWG, it was created by Autodesk, but unlike DWG, it is not a proprietary file format. Instead, it is an open standard, which means that it can be used by any CAD program. As a result, it is supported by practically every CAD program available on the market, making it a great format to choose if you need to share or collaborate on a design project. In this section, you can learn everything you need to know about the DXF file format.

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How Do I View a DXF File?

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Here’s a scenario that I’ve come across quite a few times: a non CAD user receives a vector drawing in a file extension he’s never seen before. He googles the file type, spends a good 20 minutes deciding which program to…

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Overview DXF

Overview: The DXF File

Overview DXF

If you’ve spent any time using CAD software, chances are that you’ll have come across a DXF file. DXF is one of the most commonly-used file types in the world of CAD, and is supported by almost every CAD program on the…

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DXF File Specification

The DXF File Specification

DXF File Specification

All file formats have a specification that describes how the information is encoded in the file — how bytes are arranged, how your computer loads the file and so on. The DXF file format is a vector graphic file format, and…

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