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DXF file format

File extension
.dxf
File category
Description
DXF was first introduced for AutoCAD. It was 1982 when it was created. This format is usually applicable for interchanging graphics inputs between SAPR programs. It has access to vector graphics in binary or ASCII. Another one known as DWG format, plays the same role but is not an open software. On the other hand, as DXF is an open software, it is a good option over DWG.
Technical details
The DXF files are arranged in such a way that it’s manageable to open the file as a regular text editor file, which is significantly beneficial. DXF files are built under a regular format that has several parts. One of the parts is the header, which carries detailed information of the file, classes, boxes, entities, and thumbnail picture. The data associated with the DXT file is called tagged data, which determines how the data would be interpreted.
Programs
Adobe Illustratror
CorelCAD
Open Office
PaintShop Pro
Developer
Autodesk
MIME type
application/dxf
application/x-autocad
application/x-dxf
drawing/x-dxf
image/vnd.dxf
image/x-autocad
image/x-dxf
zz-application/zz-winassoc-dxf