cannot find file dxf2svg

Asked by Alvin Penner on 2008-01-31

would like to import dxf files, get a message saying
"dxf2svg may come with Inkscape, but is also at http://dxf-svg-convert.sourceforge.net/"
the link to the sourceforge file appears to be broken.
the best that I can find is a reference to a rather old perl script dxf2svg

Is there a preferred version of this file available currently?

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Bryce Harrington
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2008-02-01
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Best Bryce Harrington (bryce) said : #1

Hi Alvin,

A C++ version of dxf2svg is available integrated into Inkscape 0.46. You can download an alpha release of Inkscape from the inkscape.org homepage.

Alvin Penner (apenner) said : #2

Thanks Bryce Harrington, that solved my question.

Terry Reed (terry-reed) said : #3

Bryce,

You mentioned that Inkscape 0.46 has dxf2svg integrated.
I have Inkscape 0.46 and its documentation.
Neither the open or import process of Inkscape 0.46 have the file extension .dxf as a choice.

Do you know how to open a .dxf file in Inkscape, would you share that with me?

Terry

Alvin Penner (apenner) said : #4

Hello Terry,
    To the best of my knowledge, this feature is not available currently in Inkscape.
    You might want to check out the project Kabeja, which does this conversion, http://sourceforge.net/projects/kabeja .
    I tried this out myself a few months ago and it worked reasonably well. However, that was offline, not as part of Inkscape, I think probably from a DOS prompt.

Alvin Penner

Terry Reed (terry-reed) said : #5

Thanks Alvin.

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Subject: Re: [Question #23558]: cannot find file dxf2svg

Question #23558 on Inkscape changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/23558

Alvin Penner posted a new comment:
Hello Terry,
    To the best of my knowledge, this feature is not available currently
in Inkscape.
    You might want to check out the project Kabeja, which does this
conversion, http://sourceforge.net/projects/kabeja .
    I tried this out myself a few months ago and it worked reasonably
well. However, that was offline, not as part of Inkscape, I think
probably from a DOS prompt.

Alvin Penner

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