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How to Convert 3D STL Files to 3D DXF

STL is an image format mainly used in a type 3D printing technology called stereolithography, involving the production of three-dimensional models, patterns and prototypes with polymers. The STL format was initially launched in the 1980s by 3D Systems, the first company to introduce and develop stereolithography, and it is nowadays supported by several computer-aided design (CAD) programs.

STL files store black-and-white 3D objects, including only geometry data and no color, texture or other attributes usually featured by images created with CAD software.

In comparison, AutoCAD’s native interchange format DXF tends to have more popularity and offer more complex object descriptions than STL. DXF supports both 2D and 3D object rendering, and its features can vary according to the AutoCAD release to which the format is associated.

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Disable Saving Text as Polygon during Conversion to DWG/DXF

DWG and DXF are two of the most widely used graphics formats in the construction and engineering industry. They are usually created via AutoCAD, the popular software for drafting 2D and 3D computer-aided design projects, and they store large layered files with detailed building plans, maps, model designs etc. DXF represents the interchange version of DWG and both formats are scalable vectors storing images as polygons.

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How to Set Default Units when Converting from Raster to Vector DXF/DWG

Do you have a scanned drawing, a map or some other type of raster image that you would like to turn into a DWG or DXF vector? Supporting most existing raster formats as input files, reaConverter makes this process easier than ever and provides you with a handy scaling tool too.
Set DWG/DXF default units
Vectorization can be done using the two available methods: outlining (creating lines / curves along the borders of linked pixels) or centerlining (generating lines / arcs along the center of linked pixels). And because vector files can contain drawings at any scale set by the designer, when you convert from raster reaConverter allows you to pick the desired scaling unit for the output DXF or DWG image. Available options are: millimeters (set as default), inches and pixels.

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How to Convert DXF or DWG to Grayscale Vectors


DXF and DWG are two popular file formats for professionals in the construction industry. Whether architects, designers or project managers, most of those involved in planning and erecting a building are familiar with these two extensions and with the software that creates them: Autocad — one of the most widely used computer-aided design program for drafting 2D and 3D building models.

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How to Convert AutoCAD DXF Files into PDFs

AutoCAD is one of the most popular programs used by architects, engineers and other professionals in the design and construction industries for delivering computer-aided design and drafting. In case you are one of its users, you may have come across DXF (Drawing Interchange Format) files — a format introduced in the 1980s for increasing the interoperability of AutoCAD files. DXF files were meant to reproduce DWG files and had subsequent releases in the following years.

In case you found or were sent a DXF file but do not have AutoCAD installed and you don’t know how to open it, conversion to PDF is the best option. It only takes a few clicks with reaConverter.

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How to Convert DWG and DXF Files to a Required AutoCAD Version

If you are an architect or an engineer, you probably use AutoCAD a lot. This popular computer-aided design (CAD) software is also used by project managers, designers and several other professionals involved in designing and constructing buildings.

Since its initial release in 1982, AutoCAD has launched a large number of subsequent upgraded versions throughout the years. Because of this, you may have encountered the situation where a DWG or DXF file — two of the extensions commonly used in association with AutoCAD — created with an older version of AutoCAD are not compatible with the current version you are using.

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How to Convert JPEG into DXF Vectors

JPEG is the most popular format for storing and sharing decent quality images or uploading them online. But in case you want to process a JPG file via a computer-aided design program such as AutoCAD, you will need to vectorize it. Or, in other words, turn it from a raster file made up of pixels — into a vector file made up of points, lines and curves.

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