Downloading DXF Files for InkScape

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Downloading DXF Files for InkScape

Post by 21speedshop » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:49 pm

I am having trouble opening any files I have downloaded on this file share forum in inkscape. Any help troubleshooting this will be appreciated. Thanks

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Re: Downloading DXF Files

Post by harrymorley » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:54 pm

use import function in inkscape maybe

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Re: Downloading DXF Files

Post by plasmanewbie » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:49 am

Shouldn't be an issue. Are you just not seeing anything once you've opened the file? Have you tried zooming out to see if it just off in the distance somewhere?

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Re: Downloading DXF Files

Post by acourtjester » Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:05 pm

There is a trick I use when that happens, download QCAD (free) and open the file there then save it with the R18 DXF format I just add a letter to the original name. Then you can open it in Inkscape, it seems the DXF file format is not universal, each software package may differ slightly.
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Re: Downloading DXF Files for InkScape

Post by D62 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:17 pm

Where do you find the R18 DXF in QCAD. Can’t figure out how to do that Thanks

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Re: Downloading DXF Files for InkScape

Post by acourtjester » Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:40 pm

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Re: Downloading DXF Files for InkScape

Post by D62 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:59 pm

Thanks. That’s the answer to my biggest problem on files

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