DXF to PGM Converter

Select files for conversion or just drag and drop them to the upload area

How to convert DXF files to PGM online?

Step 1.

Upload DXF-file

Click "Choose File" button to select a dxf file on your computer. DXF file size can be up to 50 Mb.
Step 2.

Convert DXF to PGM

Click "Convert" button to start conversion.
Step 3.

Download your PGM

When the conversion process is complete, you can download the PGM file.

Information about DXF and PGM file formats

Name DXF PGM
Full name DXF - Drawing Interchange Format PGM, Portable Gray Map Image
File extension .dxf .pgm
MIME type image/vnd.dxf image/x-portable-graymap
Developed by Autodesk Jef Poskanzer
Type of format CAD Raster image
Description AutoCAD DXF (Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format) is a CAD data file format developed by Autodesk for enabling data interoperability between AutoCAD and other programs. Versions of AutoCAD from Release 10 and up support both ASCII and binary forms of DXF. Earlier versions support only ASCII. PGM files are known as portable graymap files and contain grayscale image information. These files can be saved in two representations, either as plain (ASCII) text or binary. In which way the PGM is saved is apparent in the file header. If the header contains the string "P2" it is a text format, if it contains the string "P5", it's a binary representation. Binary PGM files can contain more than one image. This is not possible for the text-based PGM. It is limited to one image.
Technical details As AutoCAD has become more powerful, supporting more complex object types, DXF has become less useful. Certain object types, including ACIS solids and regions, are not documented. DXF coordinates are always without dimensions so that the reader or user needs to know the drawing unit or has to extract it from the textual comments in the sheets. Portaple Gray Map Images can be encoded using either one byte or two bytes per pixel, representing either 8 or 16 bits. The file header contains different information such as the width and height of the image and the maximum number of black and white shades. The information is stored in a grit format, consisting of different numbers. These numbers represent the grayscale shades of the image, ranging from black (0) to white (65.536).
File conversion DXF conversion PGM conversion
Associated programs AutoCAD ACD Systems ACDSee 18, ACD System Canvas 15, Adobe Photoshop with plug-in, Corel PaintShop Pro X8, GIMP, Inkscape, Netpbm
Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AutoCAD_DXF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netpbm_format