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What is the difference of Dwg and Dxf files? Where is the main drawing? and where can I download some sample drawings? and also Can AutoCad interface with Direct3D? Thanks
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Hi luckie,

To answer your questions ..

DWG – This is the standard AutoCAD drawing file format. The thing to remember is that older versions of AutoCAD cannot read files created on newer versions. The newest version can read any of the older files. If you are exchanging files with other companies, do not assume that they are using the same version you are.

DXF – This is not really an AutoCAD format, but one that you should be aware of. DXF stands for Drawing eXchange Format. This is a very standard format that is used but many different CAD and graphics programs. This allows users to exchange drawings even if they don’t have the same program. When you use the DXF format, some objects may change their appearance when re-opened. As with DWG formats, DXF formats vary from different releases.

Some sample Downloads ..

http://we-r-here.com/with/The-CAD-Guy/drawings/dwg_index.htm
http://www.q-cad.com/html/body_mechanical_.html
http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/hourllnd/SubPages/autocad.html

For conversion try something like this ..

http://www.softpile.com/Multimedia/Miscellaneous/Review_04916_index.html

Cheers,

T.
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Hi Iyoust,
     I want to download a freeware better than demo/trials.
Do u know any?

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Jacky
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Freeware in relation to what ?

AutoCAD isn't Freeware ?

Are you looking for a Freeware drawing package ?

Cheers,

T.
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I meant the conversion program. :P
Sorry about that.
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Sorry... I have one more additional question... which is about the drawing objects of AutoCAD-> ls AutoCAD comstituted of seperate individual objects (such as the wing of a space shuttle, the combustion engine etc) that can be manipulated independently. I get stuck, pls help me.
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I don't have AutoCAD. But my company does. Thanks
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Sorry once again. For the sample drawings part, all 3 links only available for DWG format, do you have dxf format links?
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Here you go ... found this link .. hundreds of dxf files.

http://fraktali.849pm.com/programs/dxf/dxf.html

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Any update ??
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ok yes
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