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DXF File Format

Drawing Interchange Format (AutoCAD)

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DXF is a file extension for a graphic image format typically used with AutoCAD (Computer Assisted Drafting) software. DXF stands for Drawing eXchange Format. Since its initial release in 1982, there have been many changes to the DXF file format specifications. For that reason, AutoDesk maintains a current list of DXF file format specifications. Depending on the software creating the DXF file, it can either be in an ASCII or a binary format.

MIME type: application/dxf, application/x-autocad, application/x-dxf, drawing/x-dxf, image/vnd.dxf, image/x-autocad, image/x-dxf, zz-application/zz-winassoc-dxf

 

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This was last updated in July 2010
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I have been asked to take an image from GooglEarth and create a dxf file. Is this possible? I'm not very tech-y.
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I've been studying the software of a Leica TCRP 1200 total station and its manuals say its files can be formatted into DXF format. Which I now know it is a format used by AutoCAD.
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There's a lot longer list of software to support this file, for example:
- IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe 20
- IMSI DoubleCAD XT Pro v3
- AutoDWG DWGSee
- CorelCAD CorelCAD
- ACD Systems Canvas 14

Full list of software (that is always actual) you can find on website like
http://www.fileextension.org/DXF
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I want to do some interior design (with HGTV)using the plans from my contractor. The process of inputting a full set of drawings would be arduous. If the contractor can give me .DWG or .DXF there is a possibility that I can input the plans electronically.
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