Drawing Exchange Format File
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What is a DXF file?
Autodesk developed the DXF format as a universal format so that more applications could open AutoCAD documents. For example, you can export 3D models as DXF files with the Valve Hammer Editor, then open and edit them with other 3D modeling applications, such as Autodesk AutoCAD or ACD Systems Canvas.
How to create a DXF file
The steps for creating a DXF file differ depending on each CAD application. For example, to create a DXF file with AutoCAD, select File → Save As..., then choose the DXF format from the dropdown menu.
How to open a DXF file
How to convert a DXF file
Several applications, including Autodesk AutoCAD and CorelCAD, can convert DXF files to other formats.
For example, AutoCAD can convert DXF files to the following formats: