AutoCAD DXF file export add-in for SpaceClaim
DXF Export for SpaceClaim is an AutoCAD DXF file export add-in for SpaceClaim. This add-in gives SpaceClaim the ability to export 3D solid data from a SpaceClaim part and assembly document to 3D solids in an AutoCAD DXF file.
SpaceClaim already has the ability to export AutoCAD DXF files. However the DXF export feature ignores solids and surfaces and only exports curves, thus making the DXF file practically useless for 3D modeling in AutoCAD or other programs that can read solids from DXF files. DXF Export for SpaceClaim removes this limitation by giving SpaceClaim the ability to export solids to AutoCAD DXF files.
DXF Export for SpaceClaim is very easy to use. It adds new commands to SpaceClaim. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into SpaceClaim and adds a new ribbon bar to SpaceClaim called "SYCODE" containing the newly added commands.
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Hardware, software and operating system requirements for SpaceClaim plug-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform.
- SpaceClaim (32 Bit and 64 Bit): 2008 and 2009
- Operating System (32 Bit and 64 Bit): Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista and Windows 7 and Windows 7
- RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)
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Download & Purchase
Please download a fully functional trial of DXF Export for SpaceClaim by clicking "Download". To start using the software, you need a license key. A license key can be of two types: Trial or Permanent. A trial key is issued to you instantly and completely free of cost so that you may try the software before you purchase a license. A permanent key is issued after you have purchased a license. We are confident that during the trial period (10 days or runs, whichever is earlier) you will find DXF Export for SpaceClaim extremely useful. Later when you decide to buy the software please return to this page and click the "Buy Now" button to place your order. In the order process you will be asked to enter your Host ID that appears in the "SYCODE License Server" dialog box (which appears when you run any of the "SYCODE" commands). We will create and send you your Key by e-mail within one business day. To avoid disruption in your workflow we urge you to place your order before the trial period ends.
IMPORTANT! Purchasing a Subscription is highly recommended since it the most cost effective way of keeping your software up to date. Moreover, Subscription entitles you to get a second free perpetual license for your laptop, among many other benefits. For details please read the SYCODE License and Subscription Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
Note: Downloading this software indicates your acceptance to the SYCODE Software License Agreement. The price mentioned above is for a single user license. For your bulk-licensing needs please contact us. Back to Top
Installation & Usage
Since DXF Export for SpaceClaim is an add-in for SpaceClaim, it must be loaded into the SpaceClaim environment before it can be used. Please follow the simple instructions in the DXF Export for SpaceClaim ReadMe document which is copied into the installation folder. After you have loaded the add-in file into SpaceClaim, simply click on the ribbon bar in SpaceClaim called "SYCODE" to run these new commands. Truly, software made simple!
The 'SYCODE' ribbon bar consists of the following commands:
- Export - Export a DXF file
- Help - Display the DXF Export for SpaceClaim help file
- Register - Register your copy of DXF Export for SpaceClaim
- About - Display the DXF Export for SpaceClaim About box
The DXF Export for SpaceClaim ribbon bar
DXF Export for SpaceClaim comes with detailed documentation for each command as well as a tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time. There is also an online version of the help file which you can view by clicking the link below.
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The DXF File Format
The AutoCAD DXF (Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format) is a CAD data file format, developed by Autodesk as their solution for enabling data interoperability between AutoCAD and other programs. DXF was originally introduced in December 1982 as part of AutoCAD 1.0, and was intended to provide an exact representation of the data in the AutoCAD native file format, DWG (Drawing), for which Autodesk didn't (and doesn't) publish specifications.
DXF is probably one of the most widely supported vector formats in the world today. DXF is rich in features, including: support for 3D objects, curves, text, associative dimensioning, etc. Although DXF was developed to represent the data used in a CAD program, it is used by many programs as a "least common denominator" format for the exchange of many different types of data, most commonly vector-oriented information but also text and 3D polygons. Back to Top
Sycode Software Licensing Terms
Our licenses are single computer licenses and are locked to each computer they are installed on. Basically, the license key is specific to the computer's Host ID (the MAC address of the computer), and will not work on another computer. The installer picks up the physical MAC address of the network card connected to the computer which is basically “Ethernet adapter Network Connect Adapter”. So unless you change your network card, the key will always work even if you reinstall your operating system. If your internal network is periodically assigning a different Host ID to your computer, then please find a solution for this with your IT department.