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Offline cavermark

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Converting .dxf files to jpegs
« on: December 08, 2015, 02:00:48 pm »
Does anyone know of other software to convert dxf files to jpeg (or png or other more commonplace graphic file types)?
I use adobe acrobat but i'm wondering if there's anything that is free etc.
How do other non Therion people deal with the graphic output from pocket topo (eg. To overlay a survex centreline for drawing up).
Thanks

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Re: Converting .dxf files to jpegs
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2015, 02:40:11 pm »
I use these for work.

http://anydwg.com/

Free* and very effective. Converting back to .dxf or .dwg sometimes causes scaling issues depending on how the original file was saved, but never had a problem going the other way.  :thumbsup:

*edit: it used to be free, but batch size for converts was limited to 3, now it seems it is only free for a trial period of 30 goes. Still not bad though :)
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Re: Converting .dxf files to jpegs
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2015, 04:45:53 pm »
http://www.irfanview.com/ is claimed by http://file.org/extension/dxf to be able to open .dxf files and thus you should be able to save to another format such as jpg.  HTH

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Re: Converting .dxf files to jpegs
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2015, 06:14:48 pm »
JPEG is a very bad choice for compressing 'line drawn' images. The output will be non-optimum and full of artifacts. You would be much better to use PNG or GIF.

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Re: Converting .dxf files to jpegs
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2015, 09:29:35 pm »
Agreed, and quality is progressively reduced each time a jpg is resaved.

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Re: Converting .dxf files to jpegs
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2015, 01:31:07 am »
Does anyone know of other software to convert dxf files to jpeg (or png or other more commonplace graphic file types)?
I use adobe acrobat but i'm wondering if there's anything that is free etc.
How do other non Therion people deal with the graphic output from pocket topo (eg. To overlay a survex centreline for drawing up).
Thanks
Try this http://www.dxfconverter.org
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Re: Converting .dxf files to jpegs
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2015, 10:46:29 am »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: thanks all for info