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0002620DrawingBugpublic2018-09-16 11:53
Reporterburtbick Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionwon't fix 
PlatformAMD 64 bitOSLinux MintOS Version17.1
Product Version0.16 
Summary0002620: Appears in both V0.16 and daily builds Drawing dxf export not working correctly
DescriptionFrom the Drawing workbench create a new drawing and insert some views. Do a file export and select the File type for the *.svg, *.svgz, *.dxf and enter a .dxf file name. Observe that the resulting dxf file is not correct. In my case it contains just a single rectangle that is not oriented correctly.

Exporting with a .svg file name creates a properly exported file with the title block and all the views that are in the Page.
Steps To ReproduceStart FreeCAD
Create a part model using the Part Design Workbench.
Switch to the Drawing Workbench
Insert a new drawing object
Make sure the created part is selected
Insert some new views of the part.
Do File->Export and select *.svg, *.svgz, *.dxf as the File Type from the drop down list
Enter foobar.dxf for the file name.
Save the file to complete the export.
Load the DXF file foobar.dxf with a program that views DXFs. Observe that it is not correct.
For a sanity test repeat the File->Export with the same File Type filter but this time export as foobar.svg
Load foobar.svg into a suitable program, e.g. Inkscape
Observe that the SVG exported properly.

Additional InformationOS: Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.17.7957 (Git)
Build type: None
Branch: master
Hash: 2ac560e7b027590e8d6b534b84020d4c1624ece5
Python version: 2.7.6
Qt version: 4.8.6
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 6.8.0.oce-0.17


related to 0002621 closed FreeCAD Exporting with File Type *.svg, *.svgz, *.dxf should be prevented if not in Drawing WB 
related to 0002536 closedchrisb FreeCAD Unable to change axis on part made from dxf 
related to 0002663 closedyorik File formats DXF export wrong when sketch is rotated 



2016-10-16 01:18

developer   ~0007383

Is this bug mis-classified? Is dxf export part of the Path workbench?


2017-01-27 03:23

administrator   ~0008015

Forum thread:


2017-07-08 14:43

administrator   ~0009682

@wandererfan care to weigh in ?


2017-07-08 15:38

manager   ~0009685

Last edited: 2017-07-08 15:40

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from forum discussion

>>I only did a quick check with Part Features, but I noted that:
- not all views in a page are in the dxf file
- the dxf file is missing the EOF record so the last view will not be imported by LibreCad<<

Is there a test file(s) available?

EDIT: botched link to forum discussion


2017-07-08 15:56

administrator   ~0009687

@burtbick do you have a test file?


2018-09-16 11:53

manager   ~0011756

DXF export exists in other Modules (Import, TechDraw, Draft(?). Use one of those modules.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-07-13 15:35 burtbick New Issue
2016-10-16 01:18 mlampert Note Added: 0007383
2016-10-22 20:19 yorik Project Path => Drawing
2017-01-27 03:23 Kunda1 Note Added: 0008015
2017-01-27 03:23 Kunda1 Status new => feedback
2017-02-07 03:15 Kunda1 Tag Attached: DXF
2017-02-21 16:13 Kunda1 Relationship added child of 0002882
2017-05-03 12:56 Kunda1 Relationship added related to 0002536
2017-05-08 21:57 Kunda1 Relationship added related to 0002621
2017-07-08 14:43 Kunda1 Note Added: 0009682
2017-07-08 15:38 wandererfan Note Added: 0009685
2017-07-08 15:40 wandererfan Note Edited: 0009685 View Revisions
2017-07-08 15:56 Kunda1 Note Added: 0009687
2017-10-10 02:31 Kunda1 Relationship added related to 0002663
2017-11-25 01:27 wandererfan Relationship deleted child of 0002882
2018-09-16 11:53 wandererfan Status feedback => closed
2018-09-16 11:53 wandererfan Resolution open => won't fix
2018-09-16 11:53 wandererfan Note Added: 0011756