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DXF or DWG file import in Affinity Designer

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I know it doesn't make a lick of difference as to your prioritization of features, but I wanted to chime in and say '+1' for this. My architecture / design firm needs to export to DWF/G frequently from other vector editors. Everyone here loves Affinity Designer, but we are waiting for this to make a jump to it

 

Thanks for your work on this (easily the best on Windows) design tool!

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Architect here, currently using AD and AP.

Logos often find their way to 2D drawings and 3D models (as signs on buildings, for example).

Although there are viable alternatives, DXF / DWG export is a time saver and would be much appreciated.

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To all,

 

Count me in.....need this tool ...... import & export for DWG or DXF or both like.....yesterday.

So AFFINITY team, when do you think this will happen ?

An approx. time on this would give some clarity.

 

Ps. Still finding SERIF-PP-09 easier to use, although I do flip back from time to time to AFFINITY, just finding how to do simple stuff drags me back to PP-09. More work on the help file I guess. Is the help manual being improved at all or available in pdf ?


Over & out,

CJT1963

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Ditto for DXF export.

My initial dabbling with Affinity trial have been really positive, but fell over at the DXF lack of export.

It's a 'must have' if you work with those SolidWorks types.

I realise it's easy to wave a Magic Wand but a little harder to write code, but it's a very popular format. So, and with some regret as a big fan of Serif DTP, I've had to install the wallet-emptying Adobe Illustrator. And only for DXF export!  Real pity.

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Just a heads up... EPS export from AutoCAD works well.  I've been experimenting with all the formats and managed to get this to work, and it retains polylines too.  It's difficult to experiment because I only have AutoCAD at work, and Affinity Designer is my personal copy at home so it takes at least a day to try something out.

Obviously DXF would be most welcome but I can muddle through with EPS for now and just tonight I've succeeded in shading in a logo/branding design I've cobbled together in AutoCAD in my lunch hour.

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Didn't wanna read this whole thread. 

 

If I recall, InkScape exports to dxf. AD outputs svg that InkScape can read. InkScape is free unless one chooses to donate.


My computer is a nothing-special Toshiba laptop with unremarkable specs running Windows 10 64-bit.

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+1 DXF import/export. Really like Designer. My Illustrator CS3 finally stopped working with Mac OS updates, I realize Inkscape is option, but tedious workflow to go between multiple apps and EPS to covert to DXF

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+1 for DWG import!

 

Please! I bought Photo but would buy Designer just for this!

 

Please support the current AutoCAD 2018 DWG file version. Or at least their 2013 version.

 

Many thanks!

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