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DWF file format

DescriptionDWF (Design Web Format) - This file format was introduced by Autodesk in 1995. The format is specifically designed for the exchange and distribution of computer aided design (CAD) data. It allows users to share and distribute design data in a compact and secure way. With DWF, you can efficiently communicate and collaborate on design projects between different CAD platforms. This versatile format preserves the integrity of design data, including 2D and 3D drawings, annotations, and metadata, while providing efficient viewing and printing capabilities. DWF makes it easy to collaborate on projects and improve productivity for architectural, engineering, or construction projects.
Technical detailsDWF (Design Web Format) - The format encompasses the following technical characteristics: DWF files are structured as composite documents, ensuring efficient data retrieval for design information. DWF utilizes binary encoding for storage and transmission of data. DWF supports both 2D and 3D representations of geometry and can employ compression methods such as ZIP and LZ77. It also incorporates the concept of layers for improved visibility and control. DWF files can store metadata, facilitating information search. DWF provides functionality for adding markups, annotations, and comments. DWF supports hyperlinks, and DWF files can be viewed using various software applications on different platforms and devices. DWF offers security features, including password protection and digital rights management (DRM). The DWF format enables efficient storage and transmission of design data, promoting effective collaboration and communication within the CAD industry.