Some embroidery programs offer the function to export an embroidery design as a CAD drawing (usually 2D DXF). This is possible because embroideries are saved in vectore based formats which can be translated to a 2D CAD format like DXF just fine.
Found 2 different conversion types using the same filename extensions.
Conversion max to dxf type 1:
Convert from 3ds Max (3D Studio MAX) scene to AutoCAD DXF Drawing Exchange Format.
Microsoft Windows software - convert max to dxf on Windows
A widely-used 3D animation application from Autodesk
File type (from-> to)
Convert from max file format
3ds Max (3D Studio MAX) scene
|Yes, 3ds Max (3D Studio Max) supports max file conversion as a source file type.||Yes||Yes||max editor||Yes||No||No||No|
AutoCAD DXF Drawing Exchange Format
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned max to dxf. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
A 3D CAD translation softwate
Conversion max to dxf type 2:
Convert from Pfaff embroidery format to AutoCAD DXF Drawing Exchange Format.
Multiplatform software - convert max to dxf on any platform
Advanced version of the popular Embroidermodder