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cant get dxf files to open
« on: January 21, 2011, 08:53:20 PM »
please excuse my stupidity but when i try to view a dxf file it tells me windows photo viewer does not support this ext. bla bla bla. looked in my programs and i dont even have it. duh. what is a good avenue to take to be able to get this done. thanks

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Re: cant get dxf files to open
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2011, 09:25:04 PM »
You usually need a CAD program to view a .dxf file. download a free one, like A9CAD.
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Re: cant get dxf files to open
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2011, 10:53:34 PM »
thanks. my cad is on a comp. not connected to the internet.
Re: cant get dxf files to open
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2011, 10:50:24 AM »
Put your dxf files on a flash drive so you can view them in the puter with the cad program..
Re: cant get dxf files to open
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2011, 11:09:30 AM »
thought about it and said i'll just download that freebee(A9CAD) and it works great. but yes i will put dxf on my flash and procede from there. looking for a 4 by 8 router sys. to use vector art aspire software on cause i'm really interest in doing larger pieces like fireplace mantel systems. i think they would sell up here in the north. have to scope that venture out a little more.
Re: cant get dxf files to open
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2011, 05:08:11 PM »
Sounds like ya got it covered!!! Can't wait till I can get my ideas out and rolling :)