[PythonCAD] Collada format (xml based 3D data transfer)

gertwin.groen at gmail.com gertwin.groen at gmail.com
Sun Dec 20 22:44:22 CET 2009

Hi Yangnesh,

Did you look at the schema?
The collada schema only supports a subset of the geometric entities  
PythonCAD support.
I PythonCAD was a full 3D CAD program you had a point but I don't see the  
use for a 2D CAD program.
You can never make PythonCAD read or write a collada file without  
significant loss of data.

I think this is not in line with the original principles of PythonCAD:
* a 2D CAD program
* fully programmed in python.

Are there any common file formats for 2D CAD files besides dxf?


On Dec 20, 2009 6:09pm, Yagnesh Desai <ynd at lntenc.com> wrote:

> Friends;

> Pythoncad uses xml based format to save the file

> now this is Non-Standard format (ie not based on

> any of the published standard) and cannot

> be opened by any other softwares.

> I came across this Collada format

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COLLADA

> while looking at Google Sketchup.

> (There must be something in this format

> as google sketchup is supporting it out of box . . !)

> If we migrate to (or support) something like such

> a format we might make pythoncad more utilizable.

> There are host of softwares supporting this format.

> Regards

> Yagnesh Desai

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