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Re: DXF Filter

  • To: mathgroup at christensen.cybernetics.net
  • Subject: [mg1803] Re: DXF Filter
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Aug 1995 00:01:15 -0400

> Actually, if you have Mathematica 2.2, this is part of the standard packages.
> The package is Utilities`DXF`.  What particular improvements were you
> thinking of that you'd like to see?  I'm not aware of anything that
> transmits any information beyond basic polygon and line information, so
> you're probably out of luck there unless you write something yourself.
> However, several people have asked if there is a way to convert 2D
> graphics to DXF.  If this is what you want, than this can be easily
> accomplished by converting the 2D graphic to a 3D graphic:
> 
> gr3d = Graphics3D[gr2d[[1]] /. {x_?NumberQ,y_?NumberQ} :> {x,y,0}]
> 
> This should work for most gr2d, where gr2d is a Graphics[] object
> (for example, the output of a Plot or ParametricPlot).  gr3d can
> not be written as a DXF file.
> 
> John Fultz
> Wolfram Research, Inc.

Er, typo there...

> not be written as a DXF file.
  ~~~

should be:

> now be written as a DXF file.

Changes the meaning quite a lot.  Sorry.

John Fultz
Wolfram Research, Inc.


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