Cinema 4D Cinema 4D Prime Configuration Preferences Import/Export
Function available in CINEMA 4D Prime, Visualize, Broadcast, Studio & BodyPaint 3D

DXF Import/Export

Cinema 4D can interpret DXF files up to AutoCAD version 12 (or export filters from other applications that are 100% compatible – whereby the emphasis lies on 100%) and can also correctly interpret the following elements: SOLID, 3D FACE, LINE, POLYLINE, CIRCLE, ARC, POINT and TRACE. All three-dimensional data is read in accurately. All documented POLYLINE combinations as well as height and elevation data are supported. The same is true of element coordinate systems, layer names and various line thicknesses.

When importing DXF files, it is best not to import 2D/3D solids where possible. Instead, use the 3D Face entity. The reason why solids are best avoided is that they must be converted to polygons by Cinema 4D and the result is not always perfect and manual reworking of the mesh may be required.