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IMPORT VECTOR DRAWINGS

The DXF Importer allows the user to import 2D vector files created in 3rd Party software packages. DXF is a common format for vector software such as AutoCad, Illustrator, CorelDraw, and more. The DXF Importer tools allow for scaling, rearranging, flipping, rotating, auto-connecting of lines, splitting (tiling designs), create boards to layout shapes, and ultimately, importing those boards into Designer to be carved or cut out.

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WHAT IS A DXF FILE?

DXF (Drawing eXchange Format) is a vector graphic file format typically used with AutoCAD software. It can, however, be read and exported from most vector drawing programs, such as Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw. DXF files contain only vector line/path information, which enables these drawings to be imported into Designer as drawn lines, rather than pattern shapes.

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WHERE DO I FIND DXF FILES?

DXF files can be generated by most vector drawing software.  There are many that can be found online by searching for DXF files or any other vector formats.  Vector clip art is readily found online for free and can always be converted to DXF format.

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HOW DO I MAKE A DXF FILE?

If you are working in another vector drawing program, any vector file format, such as EPS, AI, and CDR files, can be opened in their respective packages and converted by using the export or save as functions.

SEE HOW IT WORKS

CarveWright DXF Import Software Tutorial #1: Importing a Line Drawing

The CarveWright DXF Importer allows the import of vector line graphics in a DXF format. This video demonstrates the basics of importing vector line art.

CarveWright DXF Import Software Tutorial #2: Importing & Splitting Large Drawings

The CarveWright DXF Importer allows the import of vector line graphics in a DXF format. This video demonstrates how to use the importer to layout and tile large projects.

CarveWright DXF Import Software Tutorial #3: Importing Complex Multi-Piece Drawings

The CarveWright DXF Importer allows the import of vector line graphics in a DXF format. This video demonstrates how to import and layout multi-piece projects.