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I totally second this request. I use Affinity for textile designs and electronic cutting machines, and I need DXF files for these. I usw Inkskape for the DXF export but it's really buggy and it interrupts my workflow. The lacking DXF export is the only problem I have with Affinity.

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Hello,

 

I do technical illustrations with adobe illustrator since years - roughly 600 illustrations a year..  It happens regularly that my customers provide me with data from their CAD systems (which is very helpful). Adobe illustrator can import dxf files.

 

Affinity designer enables a better workflow, the menu design is more logic and your program is fantastic ... so I would be glad to change from Adobe to AD. However, dxf import would be a necessary prerequisite.

 

 

 

 

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I totally second this request. I use Affinity for textile designs and electronic cutting machines, and I need DXF files for these. I usw Inkskape for the DXF export but it's really buggy and it interrupts my workflow. The lacking DXF export is the only problem I have with Affinity.

Same here. I use DXF for both cutting and print/cut jobs. Support for older EPS would also be good as some machines prefer that. Illustrator, CorelDraw and Freehand (if anyone remember it) all supported it. 

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I was about to buy Designer but thought I'd check if it exported DXF, I'm glad I looked as it's a must for me. I've looked at the programme and think it could work for me but needs DXF export.

I know lots of people are saying it but thought I'd chime in also :)

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DXF out would be great. I am also using Inkscape as a bridge for that (usually Affinity -> SVG -> Inkscape) but that really means keeping inkscape around just as a file translator, workable but not really necessary?

As an aside, If you have CAD the internal PDF plotting results in a vector based PDF which Designer and Photo both open as vectors which is quite useful.

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+1,000

 

We're evaluating this as an Adobe replacement, and I'm unable to recommend we purchase 50-100 licenses if this (IMO basic) functionality is not present, or isn't planned for the very near term.

 

It's a shame - this is the first "gotcha" I've found that may rule out this option for us.

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