Importing DXF Files

Use the ImportDXF command to read a DXF file and open it in a separate drawing window. A DXF file (Drawing Exchange File) is a standard ASCII text file containing the database information for the entities and objects in a CAD drawing.

It is also possible to open a DXF file using the Open command or to insert a DXF file as a block using the InsertBlock command.

To import DXF files:

  1. Type ImportDXF.
  2. In the dialog box, navigate to the DXF file to import.
  3. Click Open to load the DXF file or click Right arrow and click Open Read-Only to open the file without modifying it.
  4. If you try to save a read-only file with changes, an error message prompts you to save the file under another name.


Command: ImportDXF

Related Topics

Exporting DXF Files

Opening a Drawing

Inserting Blocks