DXF File Format

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Example of the type of drawing exchanged in the DXF format

The DXF file format, or Drawing eXchange Format, is the vector file format developed and maintained by Autodesk for the exchange of 2D/3D CAD data in an AutoCAD drawing with other applications. It has been adopted as an industry standard for this purpose, with widespread support for reading and writing DXF files across CAD/CAM/CAE and other technical applications (such as CNC machines).

DXF files generated by Visual integrity software can be imported and edited in AutoCAD and other packages such as Microstation, UniGraphics and PowerShape. An SDK is available for developers and OEMs to create plug-ins or add direct PDF to DXF file format functionality to their applications.

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Resources

DXF on Wikipedia

Autodesk DXF Reference (PDF)