.DFX File Format

Where can I get a specification for the .DXF file format that is used to transfer drawing data between processes?
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LischkeCommented:
I am quite sure data between process is not transferred using the DXF format (or any file format). I assume you need the clipboard format of AutoCAD etc.? If so then you have bad luck. Such information is usually one of the trade secrets.

Ciao, Mike
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TBurschAuthor Commented:
It is my understanding that DXF file format is often used to transfer drawing files between programs ( processes ) running on different machines.   One reference I found indicated that the DXF extension is trademarked by AutoCad.   My coligues here do not believe that is true because they are aware that it is often used to transfer data.

Thanks for you comment.
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LischkeCommented:
Aah, you mean the file format for DXF. Why didn't you say this at first? You can get a lot of information from http://www.wotsit.org/ which is one of the best known file description sites of the web.

Note: Using the term "process" in this context is a bit irritating as it describes a program while running under the control of an operating system, not the physical file on disk. By saying "transfering data between different processes" it is assumed that you mean the data exchange in memory (as with the clipboard or OLE, CORBA, COM or whatever technology is appropriate). So I recommend to speak of the file format without any further specification like: processes or programs and data exchange (in particular the term "process" has its very special meaning when it comes to computers).

Ciao, Mike
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TBurschAuthor Commented:
Looks like an excellent resource.
Thanks for the help.
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