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gdxf is a standalone "polygon tool" that translates an AutoCad dxf format file into a Houdini.hip file. The translator fully supports all geometric entities except for the use of shape files. Entities such as arcs, circles and polyarcs are converted to polygons. The "resolution angle" used for this conversion may be changed using the-roption as described below. Due to differences between dos and unix file systems, "external references" are not supported.
If the -t option is used, the program will determine the layers in the dxf file and output them.
gdxf [-k] [-b] [-a angle] infile.dxf outfile.[b]geo
.dxf files into Houdini
.[b]geo files. All
existing layers will be converted to groups.
gdxf -t [-i] infile.dxf
Outputs the layers of the dxf file
gdxf [-v version] infile.[b]geo outfile.dxf
.[b]geo files to dxf files. All existing groups
are converted to layers. Only polygons are handled.
Display program help information (this is it).
Output block insert information.
Retain the end elements in extrusions of closed polygons.
This option will determine the layers that are found in the input dxf file.
Angle resolution. This indicates the maximum angle used between vertices in circles and arcs. For instance, an angle resolution of 10 would create a circle with 36 vertices. The default is 10 degrees.
An AutoCAD version number.