Thanks for the help.
When could this be put in the CVS tree? After some more testing sure, but
how would it best fit it? It should go under extensions, but should it be
compiled with all the rest of Inkscape or only if someone wants the
Please package all of your files under one directory (the ./README
your zip unpacks above the rest of your tree.)
What files are you using for testing? Could you please post them?
commercial but here some URL's that I have tested. Screen shots
are on my webpage. http://ucsu.colorado.edu/~squiresm/
get segfaults and hangs with several of mine.
I reproduced that
and I think fixed it.
Seems lwpolylines in particular are a problem.
Yes they were
badly broken, but I think they are better now.
You also have a memory-limit issue. It looks like you're
entire dxf into memory and building all of your data-structures before
starting to work, which causes it to run up to 1.2GB and abort on some
of my larger files. To get around this, you have to use a
smaller-footprint strategy such as the one (involving seek()) in my
The huge file still kills my program, but it also kills Crimson Editor and
CadStd Lite when I tried loading it. Not that they are garanteed
software, but a little more used than dxf2svg. Do you have a big, but not
huge (maybe < 30 MB) file?
There are also some issues with 3D entities. I haven't found any
references to "normal" or codes 210,220,230 in your code. You should
probably ignore entities with non-Z normal vectors (the spec calls them
"extrusion direction") in converting to 2D.
Correct, I have completely ignored the z dimension, extrusions, and all
the like because Inkscape is very 2D. I have thought that at a later date
it would be cool to extract the third dimention somehow into the layers.
Not this week!