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Name Drawing Interchange Binary Format
Version 1.0
Other names DXB (1.0)
Identifiers PUID:  fmt/54
Classification Image (Vector)
Disclosure Full
Description The Drawing Interchange Binary Format (DXB) is a vector graphics format developed by AutoDesk for its AutoCAD family of products. A DXB file comprises a file header followed by zero or more data records. Each data record begins with a single byte identifying the record type, followed by one or more data items. The DXB format should not be confused with the binary encoded version of the Drawing Interchange File Format (DXF) - DXB is an entirely separate format, being much simpler and more compact.
Orientation Binary
Byte order Little-endian (Intel)
Related file formats None.
Technical Environment  
Released 01 Oct 1990
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 22 Apr 2005
Source description  
Last updated 02 Aug 2005
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