More modern DXF save version possible, or planned?
LibreCAD seems like really awesome, modern, feature rich software. Very impressive!
But I'm confused as to why 2007 is the latest DXF export version. That's 15 years old (which is about 270 in computer years :P )! This is particularly odd considering DXF seems to be its native save format.
Is there some reason why supporting newer formats is difficult/not possible? Are there perhaps plugins/extensions that can export later versions?
I am concerned that I will run into compatibility issues when using LibreCAD in conjunction with other modern software.
Re: More modern DXF save version possible, or planned?
DXF is a very simple format, basically a collection of key/value pairs.
The versions just describe which features are possibly contained in a DXF file.
I think higher version numbers just mean that more features are supported.
But the basic structure is still the same and thus I expect that even modern software can handle 2007 DXF files. The 2007 content is usually a subset in higher versions.
Reading and writing DXF is such a basic function, that it is not available trough plugins.
We use our own library libdxfrw for this task.
That it does not support newer versions is just a matter of missing man power.
Also the is no urgent need because the 2007 format support all features from LiberCAD.
Maybe, when new features are going to be implemented in LibreCAD, we are forced to support newer DXF versions.
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