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DXF or DWG file import in Affinity Designer

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First, Affinity Designer is beautiful and extremely efficient tool. I like it!

 

 

I am doing design and artwork for front panels / operating panels of electric devices and machines. The drawings are available in DXF and / or DWG from Autocad (trademark). What would really speed up my workflow is the option to *import* DXF or DWG files. 

 

Considering that these files can carry very complex information it would be sufficient to be able import only a single layer file or a single layer of such a file. This contains all mechanical data so I can be sure that the artwork will match the target device.

 

 

Adobe Illustrator has this feature.

 

Export of DXF / DWG files is actually not required for this kind of work.

 

 

 

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Hello,

 

I purchased Affinity Designer for two specific purposes: one, to work with DXF files produced in ANSYS SpaceClaim, which can then be sent to all manner of cutters (laser, waterjet, CNC routers); and two, to repair DXF files needed for copyright and patent applications.  My old version of illustrator did this, though poorly, which is why I do not wish to use it any longer. Unfortunately, Designer doesn't do this at all.  I am posting here just to reinforce others' requests that DXF support be added to Affinity Designer.

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Would love to have DXF and DWG import and export. Using Onshape--very cool parametric 3D CAD cloud app. It now can import DXF and DWG. Would love to be able to export some of y logo designs to Onshape so I can model my logos in 3D and output them to my 3D printer.

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I'd like this feature too!

For the early stage of my building designs, I'm used to import PDF cadastral plans, sort and convert them to DXF with Inkscape, but it's awfully slow on the Mac....

 

Please add this DXF/DWG Import Export!

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As part of my workflow, I am exporting from Form Z to Illustrator, using dwg.  Would like to replace  Illustrator with AD but cannot until this feature is provided.

 

Please add DWG Import Export

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ThIs alone could get us in Designer indeed.


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+ 1 for DXF/DWG import/export


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Add me to those wanting DXF/DWG import/export. I regularly receive DXF/DWG files to use as base art for magazine/brochure artwork. Illustrator handles them fine, pity about Designer.

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Yes please me too.  I would use it for almost every job I have, converting pdf to dwg/dxf

 

Thanks in advance

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yup, this would be a very helpful feature to add!

can someone officially say something about DXF/DWG support?

is it still in the plans, when is it possible to implement, or should we expect it in the near future, etc.,

the last reply from MEB was a long time ago.

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I have Designer and Photo for Mac. If you add this feature, I am also getting copies for my work PCs on Windows. 

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