DXF sores 2D pattern information in the standard format of industrial pattern CAD. CLO 3D is currently available in Yuka, Gerber, Lectra, StyleCAD and Optitex. It is compatible with most pattern CAD such as PAD System, DXF-AAMA and DXF ASTM files.
※ Note: The options for exporting DXF files are different for each CAD and the way the pattern information organized is different so when importing DXF files on CLO 3D, there may be some problems. In this case, please send the problem file to CONTACT US and we will solve it.
Main Menu ▶ File ▶ Import / Import (Add) / Export ▶ DXF
- Select the tool/menu indicated.
→ The file explorer window appears.
- Select the DXF file and click the Open.
→ Import DXF window appears.
- Set the details and click the OK.
Basic Scale Select the unit used in the pattern CAD. Rotation Rotate the entire pattern clockwise/counterclockwise.
Import Pattern Annotation
Import Pattern Annotation information together.
Auto-Trace as Internal Line
The entire baseline is traced as an Internal Line.
Swap Cutting Line and Sewing Line
Check this option when the pattern's Cutting lines and Sewing lines are changed.
* The Cutting line and Sewing line may change depending on the export option setting of the pattern CAD.
Include Notches When changing the Sewing line and Cutting Line, the notch is moved together. Auto Distribute Closely rearrange the patterns in the DXF file. Optimize All Curve Points Optimizes the number of curve points in the DXF file. Convert to Seam Allowance
Import CAD seam allowance to CLO seam allowance.
※Note: The default setting is applied to the type of start, end or edge seam allowance that is not supported by CLO.
Remove Non-Grading Points
Optimize the number of points by deleting Straight/Curve Points that have no grading information.
※Note: This option is only required for AAMA-format DXF files which is different from CLO's default curve points.
- Select the tool/menu indicated in Location.
→ The file explorer window appears.
- Set the file name and save the path and click OK.
→ The DXF Export window appears.
- Set the details and click OK.
Basic Select Pattern Select the size group you want to export from among the grading size groups applied to the file. Only one Size Group can be selected and exported per file. DXF Format Set the export format. Scale Set the unit of the pattern. Rotation Rotate the entire pattern clockwise/counterclockwise.Option Export without Grading Export the current size only excluding grading information. Export without Baselines Export patterns except for baselines. Duplicate Notch on Seam Allowance Duplicate the notch on the outline of the pattern to the seam allowance. Swap Cutting Line and Sewing Line The type of sewing line and the cutting line defined in CLO and Pattern CAD may be different. In this case, when exporting to DXF, the cutting line and the sewing line are replaced and exported. Convert Curve Point to Straight Point (AI Only) When DXF is imported from AI (Adobe illustrator), the curve information does not come in properly, which may distort part of the pattern. In this case, it can be solved by converting all the curved points of the pattern to straight points. Optimize All Curve Points Easily modify the curve by optimizing the number of curve points added on the line segment. Export Pattern Bounding Box
(Single Bounding Box/
Separate Pattern Bounding Box)
By exporting the pattern with the bounding box, conveniently edit the image when working in photoshop, illustration, etc. Export Selected Patterns (ver 6.1) Only the selected pattern is exported not the entire pattern.