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Opening dxf files

Have a problem opening a .dxf file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what dxf files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .DXF file type?

DXF is an open source data file format used to store vector graphic images as well as text fonts and 3D objects. The DXF format was created by Autodesk, Inc. in 1982 with the purpose of sharing drawings between their AutoCAD software and similar computer aided drafting applications.

The DXF file format has been considered as a universal drawing exchange format for a long time. However, in recent years its popularity has decreased because of the inability of .dxf files to support complex CAD elements such as dynamic blocks.

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Software to open or convert DXF files

You can open dxf files with the following programs:
DWG TrueView
DWG TrueView by Autodesk
AutoCAD 2007 - English
AutoCAD 2010 - English