DXF

AutoCAD DXF (Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange formal) is a CAD file format created by Autodesk for AutoCAD more compatible with other programs.

DXF was initially intended to represent exact copy of the data in the AutoCAD native format DWG (Drawing).

It can’t hurt if we mention that DXF coordinates come always without dimensions so the user needs to know the drawing unit or has to extract it from the textual comments in the sheets.

Definition scope

  • polygonal representations
  • names

DXF export (write)

DXF SDK

Software vendors can use CAD Exchanger SDK to extend their C++, C# and Java applications to read, write, convert, visualize, analyze, triangulate or otherwise process 3DS files. For details about DXF support by CAD Exchanger SDK please refer to the User’s Guide. For free evaluation of SDK please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..