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Autodesk-Viewer für DWG und DXF

DWG and DXF - Characteristics

Due to the close relationship, DWG files can be used in Autodesk AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor. However, a DWG file created with Inventor can only be modified in Inventor. A DWG file created with AutoCAD can only be modified in AutoCAD.

The DXF format is suitable for exchange between Autodesk programs and with third-party software, but does not offer any special Autodesk functions, e.g. from Autodesk Civil 3D, Revit and Inventor. DXF files are ASCII-coded and significantly larger than binary DWG files. For these reasons, DXF files are mostly used for general 2D drawings and less for complex 3D designs.

How Do I Convert Autodesk DWG and DXF Files?

Converting DWG to DXF is possible with DWG TrueView from Autodesk.

Converting 3D DWG to STEP or 3D DXF to STEP with converter software only works for exact geometries (BREP). Triangulated models (MESH) cannot be converted to STEP, IGES, CATIA, SolidWorks or other CAD formats.

3D Tool Premium includes the 3D NativeCAD Converter. In addition to native Autodesk models, this converts models from many common CAD systems into the 3D exchange formats STEP, IGES, SAT and Parasolid X_T supported by many CAD/CAM programs.

Test the DXF-DWG Viewer and DWG-DXF Converter

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  • Open and publish DWG / DXF (3D and 2D) for the 3D-Tool Free Viewer or as 3D-PDF
  • Open and save DWG / DXF (3D, BREP only) as STL, 3DS, PLY, WRL, OBJ, or PLY
  • Convert DWG / DXF (3D, BREP only) to CATIA, STEP, IGES, VDA, SAT and X_T

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