Google Docs can now read dxf files
Just a few days ago Google expanded its range of file support for Google Docs. Previously, you could hardly see Office files like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
While it's read-only, Google demonstrates its insistence on giving Chrome greater operating system capabilities from the cloud. These functionalities would also be expected to add to the ability to view files online without uploading them to Google Docs. We can also see how it is heading towards high demand trends, such as Office and Adobe, but also towards potential niches in the future such as Apple's file support.
Neither should be excited much, if you can see the files in a vector way, zoom in, zoom out, send it as attachment or share it with others. But search routines work within the document, layouts support; sure, we never wait for editing
For all 12 are the formats that have been added or improved, although some of these were already supported, Google has added greater online display and display capabilities.
For office applications:
- .xls and .xlsx (Excel)
- .doc and .doc (Word) and .pages for Apple
- .pptx (Powerpoint)
For graphic design:
- .ai (Adobe Illustrator)
- .psd (Adobe Photoshop)
- .svg (Scalable Vector Graphics)
- .eps and .ps (PostScript)
- .ttf (TrueType)
- .dxf (AutoCAD, Microstation)
- .xps (XML Paper Specification)
They seem like important steps to me, the case of dxf is just a basic jump. But it is not in the case of files for graphic design.