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Old Dec 05, 2012, 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by bullseye000 View Post
I've worked with CAD and drawing programs for most of my adult life and this has always been a perpetual thorn in the side. Even though dxf was supposed to be a common file exchange type I always seem to encounter something that is wonky. To be honest unless you are posting the files in a CAD format with the intention of letting a user modify them, I think a pdf file is an excellent alternative. Print and go. I think the pdf relieves the user of neeeding the right app to open a file.
Yes, that's the plan. The default format for all plans on Outerzone is pdf. This will remain so. I expect that all the CAD files that get added on top of this service will only ever appear as optional further bonus versions of a pdf plan.

That way, if you want the CAD file and if we have it available, then you can have it. Conversely if you don't want CAD, you ignore it, and continue as usual with the pdf.
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