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Name Drawing Interchange Format (ASCII)
Version 2018/2019/2020
Other names  
Identifiers PUID:  fmt/1389
MIME:  image/vnd.dxf
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Classification Image (Vector)
Disclosure  
Description ASCII DXF format is the ASCII encoded variant of the Drawing Interchange File Format, an exchange format for vector graphics developed by AutoDesk. They are probably the widely-used formats for exchanging vector data, and have become a de-facto industry standard. The format is owned by AutoDesk and typically changes with each release of their AutoCAD family of products. DXF files contain a tagged representation of the vector data. The structure comprises a Header section, followed by sections containing data on Classes, Tables, Blocks, Entities and, optionally, thumbnail images. Each section contains a series of data elements. each preceded by a group code tag, which indicates the type of data element.
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Related file formats Has priority over Drawing Interchange File Format (ASCII) (Generic)
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Developed by Autodesk Corporation
Supported by Autodesk Corporation
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Source date 25 Sep 2020
Source description  
Last updated 25 Sep 2020
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