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Converting difficult DXF file to GDSII with boundaries that consist of different block inserts.

Hello Simon,

Attached a DXF I made for the occasion. As you will see, the hierarchy is a little bit messed up, but this is what we get from our customers …  they like to challenge us!

Thanks again for your help!
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Thanks for sending that DXF.  It was definitely challenging.  A big advantage of ACE (compared to any other converter) is that it allows post-conversion editing, so you can make final changes & improvements before actually exporting you data. I have created three tutorials to show how to convert that file.

Tutorial #1:

Tutorial #2:

Tutorial #3:

Note: At the end of this tutorial I show how to easily perform DWG to GDSII conversions in a few seconds - when the DXF/DWG is designed better. Another advantage of ACE is that it can import DWG files which are more reliable than DXF, and allows you to use customer DWG files directly. 

Here's an article I wrote which explains the best methods when converting DXF to GDSII, Gerber, etc.

Some other references:

Thanks again, and please let me know if you have any other questions.

Best regards,
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