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.DXF File Extension

File TypeDrawing Exchange Format File

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This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

What is a DXF file?

A DXF file is a data file saved in a format developed by Autodesk and used for CAD (computer-aided design) vector image files, such as AutoCAD documents. DXF files are similar to .DWG files, but are more compatible with other programs since they are ASCII (text) based.

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The DXF format was developed as a universal format so that AutoCAD documents could be opened more easily with other programs. For example, the Valve Hammer Editor can export 3D models as DXF files, which can be opened and edited with other 3D modeling applications.

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Programs that open DXF files
Autodesk AutoCAD 2017
Autodesk DWG TrueView
Autodesk Design Review
IMSI TurboCAD Pro 2016
CorelCAD 2016
ACD Systems Canvas X 16
Adobe Illustrator CC 2015
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer
CADSoftTools ABViewer
Autodesk AutoCAD 2017
IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe v9
CorelCAD 2016
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer
Adobe Illustrator CC 2015
Updated 9/8/2016

.DXF Extension Information

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