Exporting DXF Files
Use the ExportDXF command to export the current drawing as a DXF (Drawing Exchange Format) file containing the complete database information for all entities and objects in a CAD drawing.
DXF files are used to interchange drawing data with other applications.
DXF files can be either a standard ASCII text file or a binary file. Typically the term DXF file refers to ASCII DXF files which are more common than binary DXF files. Generally speaking, binary DXF files are about a fourth smaller than ASCII DXF files and reads and write about five times faster.
To export to a DXF file:
- Type ExportDXF.
- In the dialog box, specify the following:
- Save in: Navigate to the folder where you want to store the file.
- File name: Type a name for the file.
- Save as type: Select a .dxf type.
Note: The DXF format varies from different releases. Also keep in mind, that some programs are not able to binary DXF files.