Vectorworks Tip 400 – DXF/DWG – What Is It?


When you’re dealing with Vectorworks there really is very little difference between DXF and DWG, so I will treat these as the same type of file. DXF stands for Digital eXchange Format, while DWG is the native file format for AutoCAD. In simple terms, DXF/DWG is a simple way of interchanging information between different CAD programs. This information tends to be plans and sections, and it can be either two-dimensional or three-dimensional. DXF/DWG does not carry information attached to the objects, so you might think of this information is being “dumb”. There are several options for importing and exporting DXF/DWG, so look out for further posts about this.

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