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DXF or DWG file import in Affinity Designer

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+1 for DXF support. For workflows where I'm exporting drawings out of Fusion360/AutoCAD to laser cut, this is essential. Inkscape doesn't work well on a Mac, and I was ready to go all in with Affinity... but this is holding me back. I can see myself either going with Corel, or virtualizing Windows to use Inkscape, but my future with Affinity's not looking too bright with the current roadmap/dev priorities.

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As said before .. im shure there will be special offers from Corel .. hopefully also for Mac. Let's see what happens first!

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+1 for DWG support + add some measurement tools for simple CAD. The idea would be to have some simple scale conversion in order to make the DWG import useful

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37 minutes ago, lukepighetti said:

This is clearly very popular. What's the hold up? I also need this.

Programming resources. Affinity Publisher being readied and the others being made compatible, perhaps? 

And there are other much longer request threads than this one as well. And they too are clearly very popular. 

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22 hours ago, lukepighetti said:

Off topic but I wish Designer were like $3 a month and they dedicated more resources towards features.

Couldn’t disagree more. I understand the frustrations with late feature updates but I believe this way of pricing is one of their selling points. 

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Serif's DrawPlus does open DXF and DWG files and they seem to copy and paste well into Designer.

Assuming there are no unforeseen snags (Serif could advise if there are) and given that DrawPlus does other things as well, would it be worthwhile paying the £19.99 for a copy to supplement Designer?

Link: https://www.serif.com/en-gb/

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I would love DXF import support also. I am mainly using it to import files from fusion and laser cut, currently I still need to use Inkscape as part of the flow to convert DXF to SVG then import with Designer.

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On 7/23/2019 at 7:45 AM, Eddy-2 said:

Serif's DrawPlus does open DXF and DWG files and they seem to copy and paste well into Designer.

Assuming there are no unforeseen snags (Serif could advise if there are) and given that DrawPlus does other things as well, would it be worthwhile paying the £19.99 for a copy to supplement Designer?

Link: https://www.serif.com/en-gb/

You would think that if they could import DXF into DrawPlus, then the transition into Designer wouldn't be all that hard since they have done it before and have the code / specs. I mean, if they can do EPS / PDF it can't be that hard. 

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1 hour ago, dan325013 said:

I am curious what everyone in this forum does as a work around. 


Affinity, export to pdf/svg, open in ai, export to dwg, use in cad. Open for a better workaround suggestion

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18 minutes ago, Aaron Martin said:

 


Affinity, export to pdf/svg, open in ai, export to dwg, use in cad. Open for a better workaround suggestion

The whole reason why i bought Affinity Designer was so that I didn't have to pay $60 / month for Adobe CC lol.  I suppose I can just export out of AutoCAD as PDF and just open it in Affinity Designer as PDF, but I would prefer to import it directly from AutoCAD to save some time.

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13 hours ago, dan325013 said:

The whole reason why i bought Affinity Designer was so that I didn't have to pay $60 / month for Adobe CC lol.

Don't get me wrong. Since i’ve been using affinity, my life has gone so much easier. I believe they’ve pretty much did what they aimed for, which is very good imho. The thing is i’ve kinda got spoiled and that has risen my expectation from the affinity team to deliver perfection to my workflow. I believe at some point, they will also add this feature. Since its pretty obvious from the demands. 

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On 3/23/2015 at 5:54 PM, MEB said:

We are considering adding support for these kind of files in the future.

Does it really take 4 and a half years to decide or at least give a time-line if these formats will be supported or not?

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Just wanted to import DXF from SolidWorks... Wow! I can not believe this isn't supported.

SolidWorks can export ai files, but in Designer circles are not circles any more. Just clouds of dots, connected with straight lines. Not usable!

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