Working with DXF files

On the About page, I see that I have:

  • Frontend version: 4.0.999
  • Backend version: 4.0.138

My settings are: N/A

In anticipation of the arrival of my laser engraver I have downloaded Laserweb and are trying to make myself familiar. I have downloaded a DXF file to import. Large Amsterdam Houses Design Organizer Free – DXF DOWNLOADS – Files for Laser Cutting and CNC Router ArtCAM DXF Vectric Aspire VCarve MDF Crafts Woodworking

The DXF fails to import in Laserweb (or does not show up when loaded).

Is this correct?

If I convert the DXF file to a SVG file (with an online converter tool), the SVG does load correctly and shows up.

Thank you for your help!

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The DXF implementation is very imited and has problems with newer DXF formats. I would suggest to primarily use SVG files.

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Two open source programs that may be able to assist you converting from DXF to SVG on your local system are https://inkscape.org/ and https://librecad.org/ (QCAD is β€œopen core”, but its SVG output is available only using its paid extensions).

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Thanks much appreciated!

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