#61 Adding DXF support

All RCP Versions
IO support (8)

.dxf is open , blender is gpl and can import & export to dxf


  • Hugo Corbucci

    Hugo Corbucci - 2008-12-02
    • priority: 5 --> 8
  • Hugo Corbucci

    Hugo Corbucci - 2008-12-02

    Unfortunately, no.
    DXF is a text format which means it is much simpler to understand than a binary format (such as DWG) but this does not mean it is open.
    Even though, it still requires a lot of work to translate what is in the file to the object model that Archimedes use.
    This is part of the top features missing but I still can't predict when I will find time to implement it. If you do find a developer willing to spend some work on it, I am free to help with Archimedes' part.

  • Hugo Corbucci

    Hugo Corbucci - 2009-03-16

    I've added the following references from other posts.

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/ycad/ - A library to read and write dxf files. A bit outdated (last update was in 2003). - LGPL
    http://www.qcad.org/ - It is in C++ but they offer a dxflib - Dual license (GPL and a commercial one - GPL is incompatible with EPL and just looking at GPL work may taint the whole outcome as a GPL derived work causing some licensing issues.)


  • Hugo Corbucci

    Hugo Corbucci - 2009-03-16
    • labels: --> IO support
    • milestone: --> All RCP Versions
    • summary: dxf is open --> Adding DXF support
  • Hugo Corbucci

    Hugo Corbucci - 2009-03-16
    • priority: 8 --> 9
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Another reference:
    Open source GIS program in java. It import DXF, DWG, and DGN



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