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Data Format - DXF

Purpose and General Description

The DXF format is the interchange file format for AutoDesk's AutoCAD package. The format has become a widely accepted format for the transfer of 3D geometries between different packages, not necessarily involving AutoCAD, and, for any given renderer format, a converter from DXF usually exists. DXF includes support for 3D objects, curves, text and associative dimensioning.

Packages/Toolkits that output it

In addition to the CAD systems that can export it, DXF can be converted to/from other formats.

Packages/Toolkits that input it


Information on the DXF format can be found elsewhere as follows:

Information last updated by JRG on 17 March 1998

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