AutoXchange 2020 Technical Documentation

Introducing AX2020

Tailor Made Software’s® AutoXChange 2020™ (also known as AX2020) is a command-line interface application designed to convert AutoCAD DWG, DXF and DWF and MicroStation DGN format files into a wide variety of formats including:

  • Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
  • Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
  • AutoDesk’s Drawing Web Format (DWF)
  • Joint Photographer’s Expert Group (JPEG)
  • Compuserve Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)
  • Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
  • Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)
  • and about 50 other formats.

It supports any version of AutoCAD up through AutoCAD 2020 and any recent version of MicroStation.

DXF is employed as the most-commonly used file format for transfer between CAD systems. As such, almost all CAD systems can produce or read it. This support by a wide range of CAD systems provides a mechanism for plot image-based file transfer from almost all CAD systems to the supported output formats.

AutoXchange can be installed and utilized on any server that utilizes one of the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Window 8 and 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2000, 2003 or 2008
  • Microsoft Windows NT (4.0) or 2000
  • Windows 95 or 98
  • Red Hat Linux (v6.1 or later) or corresponding CentOS version
  • Debian
  • Ubuntu

AutoXChange 2020 should work on most Linux installations but has only been tested on the systems mentioned

If need arises, AutoXChange can also be utilized via a scripting application to manually convert single files or batches of files.

Last updated on 18 Apr 2020
Published on 18 Apr 2020