Convert DXF Drawings to 3MF

DXF to 3MF

DXF to 3MF Conversion

The list below contains valuable resources, complete with step-by-step guides and expert advice for converting DXF drawings to 3MF format using our converters. Delve into them now to simplify your DXF drawings conversion later.


DXF vs 3MF Comparison

Property DXF 3MF
Extensions .dxf .3mf
Name Drawing Exchange Format 3D Manufacturing Format
Versions
  • Min: AutoCAD 2010
  • Max: AutoCAD 2025
Textures
Colors
Geometry components

DXF Drawing Exchange File

A universal file format for exchanging DWG drawing data between AutoCAD and other programs. It has the following features:

  • ASCII Format: The DXF format is text-based and uses a standard syntax to store DWG drawing data. It can be easily edited and viewed with any text editor or viewer.
  • Exchange of DWG Drawing: DXF serves as a conduit for exchanging DWG drawing data between AutoCAD and other programs. This is particularly beneficial as the native DWG file format is proprietary and requires a license to use.

DXF File Converters: Autoconverter and Automesher Application allow you to import and export DXF files, and convert them into various other file formats. You can use our products to convert 3D meshes into a set of DXF faces organized in colored layers. This allows you to further process and modify your drawing data using your default DWG editor.


3MF 3D Manufacturing File

An open-source XML file format that was created by the 3MF Consortium, a group of companies and organizations involved in the 3D printing industry. Unlike the older STL format, which only stores the geometry of 3D models, 3MF can also store additional information, such as:

  • Color: 3MF can define the color of each triangle in a 3D model, allowing for more realistic and detailed prints.
  • Transparency: 3MF can specify the opacity of each triangle or vertex in a 3D model, enabling the creation of transparent or translucent objects.
  • Texture: 3MF can associate a 2D image with a 3D model, and map the image coordinates to the model coordinates, resulting in textured prints.
  • Metadata: 3MF can include custom data such as author, title, description, or license for each 3D model, facilitating the sharing and management of 3D files.

3MF File Converters: Our products, Autoconverter and Automesher Application, are compatible with 3MF. To import and export 3MF files they utilize the official lib3mf library. However, there is one limitation that you should be aware of: 3MF does not support group hierarchies, which are used to organize 3D models into hierarchical subgroups. Therefore, if you have a 3D model that contains group hierarchies, you will lose them when you convert it to 3MF.