Convert image files with our easy to use and free tool. Our tool lets you upload a DXF (Drawing Exchange Format) file and from this, create a new image saved in the DDS (DirectDraw Surface) format that you can then download and edit/use within image file editors or use for high definition printing applications.
Here are 2 simple steps to convert your DXF to DDS.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your DXF file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the DXF to DDS conversion has completed, you can download your DDS file straight away.
We aim to process all DXF to DDS conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.
We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features and improvements being added every week.
Yes, of course! We do not store the DXF file you submit to us. The resulting DDS file, once created is deleted 15 minutes after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our DXF to DDS tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.
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The DXF file format was first introduced in 1982 as part of Autodesk's AutoCAD software. DXF files were intended at the time to allow data interchange between AutoCAD and other CAD related applications. The format has evolved over the years with the most recent version coming in 2007.
DXF files can contain either text or binary content describing Blocks, Entities, Objects and other information using a "Tagging" system. The DXF format is still popular today and can be opened with most popular CAD applications.
When imported, DXF files will be converted to 3D geometry comprising vertices and faces using an Extrude method, the extrusion value can be set before the conversion starts. If the DXF file contains color information this will be included where possible.
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The DDS file format was introduced my Microsoft in 1999 intended to be its standard image format for the DirectX 7 3D graphics Api. The format is used to store textures for use within 3D graphics and game environments and can be compressed or uncompressed.
The compression algorithm used by DDS was the previously proprietary S3 Texture Compression which could reduce the image file size down and was easy for the GPU to decompress in real-time. The format is still used and there are some 3rd party image editors that are compatible with the format.
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