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    DXF File Format

    Short Name DXF
    Long Name Drawing eXchange Format
    Typical File Extensions .dxf
    Contains CAD/Vector
    DXF is an ASCII format for exchanging vector data between programs, particularly CAD software. It is essentially a representation of the drawing information contained in an AutoCAD file.

    There is also a binary version of this file format (which stores the same information in less space) known as DXB.

    A technical discussion of this format can be found in Chapter 19 of Graphics File Formats by David C. Kay and John R. Levine.


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