[GRASS5] dxf imports

Roger S. Miller rgrmill at rt66.com
Sat Dec 15 14:17:12 EST 2001


I've been contemplating what needs to be done to integrate and improve
dxf import capabilities in GRASS.  My major problem centers around
importing and displaying text.

The most well-developed GNU-licensed DXF import library I've found
apparently doesn't import text entities.  Currently I use a fairly
program to extract text entities from a dxf file and store them in a
labels file.  This process works very well if the paint labels are then
used in ps.map.  It doesn't work well on the GRASS display; because
paint.labels doesn't understand text rotation, transparent backgrounds
and a number of other text features.

So I have a few short questions that y'all might be able to help with.

1) Are there other dxf import libraries that I'm overlooking?

2) Does GRASS have other text-display capabilities that I'm overlooking?

3) If the answer to 2) is no then is anyone maintaining/upgrading the
paint.labels package and do you expect that paint.labels (and its
will be maintained in the future?

Help is appreciated.

Roger Miller
Lee Wilson and Associates

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