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Adobe Illustrator Plugin for AI to DXF conversion

Compatible with CC 2018

Having trouble with importing/exporting DXF? Try EXDXF-Pro!

EXDXF-Pro4 is an advanced DXF converting plugin for Adobe Illustrator which meets professional needs. With various import/export options, you can handle CAD-standard DXF files more freely than using Illustrator’s native function. Download full 30 time trial for free!

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What is DXF?
DXF(Drawing Exchange Format or Drawing Interchange Format) is a CAD file format in vector originally developed by Autodesk. DXF is used when the data has to be compatible with other programs such as drawing software or cutting system. DWG, a standard format of AutoCAD is similar to DXF but DWG can’t be read in other programs.

Illustrator itself supports DXF. What’s the reason to use EXDXF-Pro?
There are many cases Illustrator’s native function is not able to handle some types of DXF and causes incorrect lines or shapes. Professionals choose EXDXF-Pro for more accuracy and compatibility to take control of the result.

How to export/import DXF using EXDXF-Pro4

Exporting

How to convert ai file to DXF:

  1. Choose “Save As…” from File menu in Illustrator.
  2. Choose “Drawing Interchange (DXF)” as the file format and click “Save”. Then a setting window will open. Select the suitable settings and click OK.

EXDXF-Pro Export Dialog

Features

  • Supports DXF release 12
  • Advanced smoothing function
  • Automatic line optimization function
  • Reduces points automatically
  • Line conversion option that meets your type of CAD
  • Expanding appearance option
  • Accuracy of coordinates was improved from 4digit to 6digit
  • Supports CAD applications that limit number of points
  • Your export settings can be saved as preset

Importing

EXDXF-Pro Filter dialog

How to convert dxf file to ai :

  1. Open dxf in Illustrator. Then “Select Filter” dialog will appear. Choose “EXDXF-Pro”.
  2. Then a setting window will open.  Select the suitable settings and click OK.

EXDXF-Pro Import Dialog

Features

  • Supports DXF versions R12, R13, R14
  • Reads data larger than 3m×3m
  • Excellent Bezier curve approximation
  • Settings for origin, unit and scale are available
  • Connects points automatically
  • Removes unnecessary points on poly lines automatically
  • Improved accuracy of polyline approximation
  • Setting for a font to be imported is available
  • Connects neighboring lines regardless of order, starting point or terminal point
  • Imports DXF that is not supported by Illustrator by rewriting its header.
  • Saves your import setting as a preset
  • Supports AutoCAD’s Solid Hatch(paint)
  • Reduces error on the seventh digit
  • Chooses Milli-meters or Inches
  • Rounds coordinate value of the object’s top
  • Any type of paths can be connected to each other, regardless of number of points or paths

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