Bidirectional Translator Between DXF and IGES Formats
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More CAD activity is occurring using personal computer PC based CAD software, and the DXF format has become the PC CAD industry de facto standard for interfacing other software applications. Larger CAD systems use the ANSI standard IGES for CAD data exchange. Any desired communication between PC CAD software and these larger CAD systems requires translation between DXF and IGES formats. Vendors DXF to IGES translators have proven unsatisfactory when used to translate between Tool Design and outside vendors, as well as internal applications requiring exchange through these formats. Feedback to vendors has proven to have no apparent effect. This software development project was initiated to provide a robust exchange capability between AutoCADs DXF format and the IGES format. Additionally, at the completion of the project, source code of the translators provides future migration to meet evolving standards and provide exchange capability enhancements. Finally, using the C programming language to write the code provides portability to other hardware running AutoCAD.
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