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DXF or DWG file import in Affinity Designer

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As someone already mentioned AD could be standart for laser engraving industry, we only need DXF output :-) Please make it a feature. I dont want to suffer any more with corel draw!

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A lot of times I'll use Fusion 360 to design something because of it's use of constraints and precise measurements and then export a sketch as a dxf. Would be nice to import a dxf file into AD and modify it further.

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+1 I agree with everybody asking for DXF or DWG to be able to import and export (mainly export) it helps massively to be able to convert linework from affinity designer to load into any of the 2D or 3D packages (Vectorworks, Sketchup, Modo, etc). Affinity could even use openDWG alliance to import /export DWG or DXF rather than using Autodesks if they couldn't get Autodesk to support them obviously being able to load the latest DWG is great but even if its just exporting an older version of DXF most packages will be able to load in old DXF's from designer.

 

Please please let this be in one of the newer releases.

 

P.s I can not wait for Affinity Publisher will be trying to get all our CC licenses switched to entire Affinity product line as I love both designer and photo and if we get publisher I would be over the moon to replace indesign and if we can have this DWG / DXF conversion we won't need to keep even 1 seat of Adobe CC.

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Will it ever happen?

they are in no great rush to implement it by the look of things. This request has been going on for some time now.

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+1 This would be extremely helpful for my workflow. I have to use Illustrator CS6 to get proper SVG files from DWG — any more recent Illustrator has trouble with the placement of layers:34_rolling_eyes:

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+1 I am a Interior Designer, I need to integrate custom vector graphics, signs, etc, into Cad elevations. I am using web converters right now.

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I regularly use vector formats like DWG/DXF and right now i have to use Illustrator to fill that one time function to convert to a usable format into AD.

Please add DWG and DXF support.

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I would like to switch from Illustrator to Designer but therefore I also need DXF / DWG import and export possibilities.

 

Would love to see this in the near future!

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11 hours ago, filipejsbrandao said:

Please implement DWG import! It is the only reason I keep needing to go back to Illustrator. 

You can get quite passable DWG import by printing DWG to PDF (for example with DraftSight) and opening that in AD.

So far though I have not found any reasonable way getting DWG out of AD vectors.

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I need dxf for sending my artwork designs to a laser cutter. At the moment I have to export from AD as an svg file, open in Inkscape and then export again as dfx. Cumbersome and unreliable. Please, please serif - prioritise a dfx export  function. Soon!

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