DXFscope is a viewer for DXF drawings. The DXF format is the common language of CAD applications. DXFscope tries to be light and fast. It has no strange library dependencies.
DXFscope does not yet fully support the DXF spec. It supports the most commonly used entities.
DXFscope is distributed with the font romans2.cxf created by Adam Radlowski based on the work of Dr. A. V. Hershey at the U.S. National Bureau of Standards.
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Changes0.2 - Added postscript printing and layer on/off control.
RequirementsDXFscope should compile and run on any Linux workstation with X. It may work on other Unixes, possibly with some tweaking of the Makefile.
DownloadDownload the latest version.
LicenseDXFscope is free software released under the GNU GPL.
What's Not Working Yet
- Blocks, Xrefs and Inserts
- Polyline thickness
- Per-entity color - now it's always BYLAYER
- Fonts - currently all fonts are forced to romans2
- Dimensions - currently only linear dimensions are properly supported. Angular, radius, diameter and leaders need to be supported.
- Lots of minor features.
Future DirectionI plan to implement the missing DXF features and add usability enhancements. Then, when DXFscope reaches maturity, I'd like to build a full 2d CAD program based on it. That program will be very close to AutoCAD R11 in user interface.
Help and FeedbackIf you have questions, comments or suggestions about DXFscope, please send me email at firstname.lastname@example.org.