DXF File Extension

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Drawing Exchange Format Format
  • Developer
    Autodesk
  • Popularity
    3.6 (15 votes)

What is DXF file?

The .DXF is an abbreviation for Drawing Exchange Format. All such files that comprise of the .DXF files comprise of the CAD vector image files as well.

The files are very much alike the .DWG format, but the .DXF extensions are ASCII based and for this reason tend to be much more compatible with computer applications.

The .DXF extension was developed as an exchange file format for the CAD files that are formed by the computer aided drafting applications. The format was initially launched in the year 1982, as a vital part of the AutoCAD 1.0 program.

Conversion of a DXF file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the DXF extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of DXF file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from DXF extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to DXF file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the DXF file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the DXF file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the DXF file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the DXF file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the DXF file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the DXF file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the DXF file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on DXF file.

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