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    @freesewing/plugin-export-dxf

    A FreeSewing plugin to export your pattern as DXF-ASTM

    About

    This plugin adds the ability to export patterns to DXF-ASTM.

    DXF (Drawing interchange format) is a file format developed by Autodesk (of AutoCAD® fame).
    The DXF-ASTM variety is a subset of the format, specifically targetted at the garment industry.

    ASTM is the American Society for Testing and Materials — a standards body — that published the format. DXF-ASTM is the successor of DXF-AAMA which was developed by the American Apparel Manufacturers Association which reveals the origins of the file format.

    Usage

    Instantiate your pattern, and use the plugin. It will add the exportDxf() method to the pattern object. This method will return the DXF-ASTM output.

    import models from '@freesewing/models'
    import Aaron from '@freesewing/aaron'
    import exportDxfPlugin from '@freesewing/plugin-export-dxf'
    
    const settings = {
      // Make sure to set complete to false
      complete: false,
      measurements: models.withoutBreasts.size42
    }
    
    let dxf = new Aaron(settings).use(exportDxfPlugin).draft().exportDxf()

    Configuration

    This plugin takes a configuration object as a second parameter to the pattern.use() method.

    Precision

    The precision property determines the length of the line segments used to approximate curves. The generated DXF-ASTM output will only contain straight lines, so curves will be approximated wiht lines segments.

    The precision sets the length of those segments in mm. In the example below, the precision is set to 25 resulting in the use of line segments 25mm (1 inch) to approximate the curve.

    let config = {
      precision: 25
    }
    
    let dxf = new Aaron(settings).use(exportDxfPlugin, config)

    The default precision is 1, giving you 1mm long line segments to approximate curves.

    Reasons to use this plugin

    This plugin can export your pattern to DXF-ASTM so you can import it to your 3D software of choice.

    Reasons to not use this plugin

    Because DXF is inferior to SVG in every way

    DXF (and DXF-AAMA and DXF-ASTM with it) are rooted in the world of industrial manufacturing. And it shows.

    Nowadays, it's easy to think of the DXF file format as a bit of an embarassment.
    But it is deliberatly kept dumb so that old industrial CNC milling machines, plotters, laster cutters and whatnot, can handle the format.

    Because this plugin does not implement all of DXF

    This plugin does the minimum to allow export of FreeSewing patterns into 3D garment tools. It expexts the input pattern to only include the outlines.

    That means, no seam allowance, or titles, no notches, and so on.

    What am I looking at? 🤔

    This repository is our monorepo holding all our NPM packages.

    This folder holds: @freesewing/plugin-export-dxf

    If you're not entirely sure what to do or how to start, type this command:

    npm run tips
    

    If you don't want to set up a dev environment, you can run it in your browser:

    Open in Gitpod

    We recommend that you fork our repository and then put gitpod.io/#<entire-url-of-your-fork into a browser to start up a browser-based dev environment of your own.

    About FreeSewing 💀

    Where the world of makers and developers collide, that's where you'll find FreeSewing.

    If you're a maker, checkout freesewing.org where you can generate our sewing patterns adapted to your measurements.

    If you're a developer, our documentation is on freesewing.dev. Our core library is a batteries-included toolbox for parametric design of sewing patterns. But we also provide a range of plugins that further extend the functionality of the platform.

    If you have NodeJS installed, you can try it right now by running:

    npx create-freesewing-pattern

    Or, consult our getting started guides for Linux, MacOS, or Windows.

    We also have a pattern design tutorial that walks you through your first parametric design, and a friendly community with people who can help you when you get stuck.

    Support FreeSewing: Become a patron 🥰

    FreeSewing is an open source project run by a community, and financially supported by our patrons.

    If you feel what we do is worthwhile, and you can spend a few coind without hardship, then you should join us and become a patron.

    Links 👩‍💻

    License: MIT 🤓

    © Joost De Cock.
    See the license file for details.

    Where to get help 🤯

    Our chatrooms on Discord are the best place to ask questions, share your feedback, or just hang out.

    If you want to report a problem, please create an issue.

    Contributors

    Thanks goes to these wonderful people (emoji key):


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    This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind welcome!

    Install

    npm i @freesewing/plugin-export-dxf

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    Version

    2.21.3

    License

    MIT

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