Dear Rodrigo, thank you for giving us some insight into your recent work on an open source dwg support library! >> I don't fully agree. For two reasons: one, converting from DWG to DWX >> potentially causes data loss, since DXF is a subset of DWG. Two, most >> non-hacker people don't even know what DXF is. Talking to engineers >> and architects, I've been told that most AutoCAD files are shared in >> DWG format. It's like asking someone to save their .doc in .rtf. Well, as I am an architect, I would have to disagree here. dxf has been promoted quite a lot as the "standard exchange format" by Autocad, which, of course, it never was. However most people using Autocad are familiar with dxf. About dataloss, I have never experienced any such thing, it is only that dxf files tend to be larger. But maybe there are scenarios where such data loss happens, I just never experienced it. >> Two other things: we do support versions other than R2000. R13, R14 >> and R2004 are currently working. R2010 (and its variants) is still >> obscure: ODA has reverse engineered it but hasn't released the specs >> so far. Ok, sounds less dramatic then what I heard before. So this means that new dwg versions will be supported? The background is that old dwg formats are even more obscure then up-to-date dxf formats to the user. >> We are also working on write support - if everything goes as expected >> we'll have a SoC student working on it this summer. We are also trying >> to revive out python binding work. Wow so much more going on behind the scenes :-) I personally do not care about writing support that much, but for sure would be happy to directly import the files I get from Autocad world. How are you planning to handle 3d in the future, is there any hope to digg into ACIS and support solids one day? >> Whereas we have a mostly working library, we haven't released >> officially yet. We will make an alpha release soon if we manage to fix >> some known bugs. Please subscribe to info-libredwg@xxxxxxx for >> announcements. I can announce to this list as well. I am sure that subscribers here would appreciate if you make an announcement here once we can test the library! Cheers, Lars.