DXF import and DXF export functions of EXDXF-Pro.

DXF import and DXF export functions of EXDXF-Pro

This is the basic information of DXF import and DXF export functions of "EXDXF-Pro" which can connect Adobe Illustrator (AI) and CAD.

Versions of DXF

"DXF" is a file format formluated to provide compatibility between different versions of AutoCad by Autodesk, Inc. "DXF" has several versions as such :

  • AC1032 AutoCAD 2018
  • AC1027 AutoCAD 2013/LT2013
  • AC1024 AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012
  • AC1021 AutoCAD 2007/2008/2009
  • AC1018 AutoCAD 2004/2005/2006
  • AC1015 AutoCAD 2000/LT2000
  • AC1014 AutoCAD R14/LT97/LT98
  • AC1012 AutoCAD R13/LT95
  • AC1009 AutoCAD R12/LT2/GX-5

Import DXF to AI by EXDXF-Pro

When you import DXF to AI by "EXDXP-Pro", please prepare DXF from CAD with following versions:

  • AC1009 – AutoCAD R12
  • AC1012 – AutoCAD R13/LT95
  • AC1014 – AutoCAD R14/LT97/LT98

You can also import versions after AC1015. However, the reproducibility such as spline curves may become low. Therefore, for the DXF on or after version AC1015, we would recommend to use AI's standard import function.

[Partially supported]
Width of LINE, ARC, CIRCLE, ELLIPSE (AutoCAD 2000 / AC1015)

[Not supported]
Carts (ACAD_TABLE) after AutoCAD 2005.

If your DXF data is on or after AC1015 but from other CAD systems, and you are not working well with AI's standard function, you should try our "EXDXP-Pro". You may be able to have much better results.

Export from Adobe Illustrator to DXF by "EXDXF-Pro"

DXF files exported from Adobe Illustrator by "EXDXF-Pro" are R12 compliant and readable by many CAD systems.

  • AC1009 – AutoCAD R12

How to check DXF versions

You can check a version of DXF file if you can open the file by text editing applications such as Memopad or TextEdit. The DXF file exported by CAD can also be checked its DXF version with the same way.

[Example : A DXF file exported by "EXDXF-Pro"]

[Example : A DXF file exported by standard import function equipped by Adobe Illustrator]
Selected AutoCad version 2010/2011/2012

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