Open dxf file

dxf file icon Did your computer fail to open dxf file? We explain what dxf files are and recommend software that we know can open your dxf files.

What is dxf file?

Files with dxf file suffix can be typically found as 2D CAD drawings saved in the Drawing Exchange Format, a common format for exchange of engineering drawings.

dxf file description

File extension dxf is used for Drawing Exchange Format developed by Autodesk in an effort to create a stable exchange format between AutoCAD and other CAD software, first released in 1982. Autodesk published the DXF specifications for DXF dating from AutoCAD Release 13 to AutoCAD 2012.

DXF (Drawing Exchange Format) drawing files from virtually any CAD system. An exchange format for CAD files. A format for storing vector data in ASCII or binary files; used by AutoCAD and other CAD software and convertible to ARC/INFO coverages.

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Software that will open dxf file


Leading 2D and 3D CAD development software from Autodesk

DWG TrueView

A DWG and DXF viewer with DWG TrueConvert software included

AutoCAD for Mac

A Mac version of popular Autodesk AutoCAD software

Other dxf file extensions

dxf - Micrografx Picture Publisher special effect file

Files with dxf extension were associated with Micrografx Picture Publisher. Now this project is discontinued.

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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