DXF

From Just Solve the File Format Problem
Jump to: navigation, search
File Format
Name DXF
Ontology
Extension(s) .dxf
MIME Type(s) image/vnd.dxf
PRONOM fmt/63, others

DXF stands for Drawing Exchange Format (or Drawing Interchange Format) and was created by AutoDesk for their AutoCAD and AutoDRAW CAD systems.

There are ASCII (plain text) and binary variants of DXF. The ASCII variant is apparently more prominent. Binary DXF is not to be confused with DXB, a related but distinct format.

Contents

Identifiers

Format PRONOM
DXF fmt/63
DXF 1.0 fmt/64
DXF 1.2 fmt/65
DXF 1.3 fmt/66
DXF 1.4 fmt/67
DXF 2.0 fmt/68
DXF 2.1 fmt/69
DXF 2.2 fmt/70
DXF 2.5 fmt/71
DXF 2.6 fmt/72
DXF R9 fmt/73
DXF R10 fmt/74, fmt/80
DXF R11/R12 fmt/75, fmt/81
DXF R13 fmt/76, fmt/82
DXF R14 fmt/77, fmt/83
DXF 2000-2002 fmt/78, fmt/84
DXF 2004/2005/2006 fmt/79, fmt/85
DXF 2007/2008/2009 fmt/433
DXF 2010/2011/2012 fmt/435
DXF 2013/2014 fmt/532

Identification

Binary DXF files begin with the ASCII signature "AutoCAD Binary DXF".

ASCII DXF files usually begin with 0x30 0x0d 0x0a, followed by "SECTION".

Software

Sample files

Resources

Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox