[PythonCAD] implementing a standalone dxf<->pythoncad conversion

Eric Wilhelm scratchcomputing at gmail.com
Wed Oct 11 03:00:15 CEST 2006

# from Marco Alicera
# on Tuesday 10 October 2006 02:09 pm:

>Eric Wilhelm or anyone else help me in getting started with this
>particular subject?

Hi Marco,

Have you looked at the info and repository at vectorsection.org?  
Unfortunately I've been rather swamped with another project lately, but 
there is already a start on some pythoncad conversion (both to and from 
the rzp hub) code.  If you have questions, please ping me (and don't 
get discouraged if I forget to answer, just nag me :-)

The dxf code is just dxf2rzp and is in Perl for now.  I would entertain 
doing it in Python if you could implement a full conversion but 
ultimately I want at least parts of it in C for speed.  I had also done 
some work with Inline::Python and Art's library, so I could entertain 
the idea of furthering that pursuit as well.  The way I see it, there's 
a lot of thankless work to be done and I'll take any help I can get :-D

The perl installer is fairly decent when I left off.  The python 
installer could use some work.  (Preferably, somehow integrating into 
the perl Build system.)

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