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How do I export layers as a dxf?

When I go to Layer > save selection as vector file the resulting dxf file is empty.

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Which version are you using, and what OS. –  Nathan W Jul 17 '12 at 12:23
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Had you selected something? –  iant Jul 17 '12 at 12:34
    
I'm having the same problemm did somebody find a way to do it right mean while? –  user22873 Oct 12 '13 at 11:11
    
This does not really answer the question. If you have a different question, you can ask it by clicking Ask Question. You can also add a bounty to draw more attention to this question once you have enough reputation. –  user3461 Oct 12 '13 at 14:11
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In QgiS: rightclick in left panel on layer and use save as and select Autocad dxf as export format - this works for me. areyou using qgis 1.8?

edit: I now also tried "save selection as", seems to work too

edit #2 : I enclose a screenshot from qgis: QGis with the layer to be exported to dxf

and one screenshot from inkscape with the imported dxf-file: one polygon was changed to a red-fill-color after importing

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Kurt, have you tested the resulting files? They don't work for me. –  Allison Apr 29 '13 at 16:44
    
Yes, please see my updated post above , which now shows two screenshots. the second screenshot shows the imported dxf in inkscape. for one polygon I changed the fill-color to red after importing. –  Kurt Apr 30 '13 at 4:46
    
Does it have to be unprojected? I was able to make it work if in WGS. And is there a way to get attribute info into the dxf? Some programming stuff in the empty box?? Thanks. –  Allison Apr 30 '13 at 14:17
    
no it does not to be unprojected- I have no clue about your other questions, but I believe not that you can get the attributes into dxf.... –  Kurt Apr 30 '13 at 17:26
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I had the same problem and I finally succeeded exporting from QGIS (1.7) to autocad doing the following:

1.- Select elements to export

2.- Go to layer/save selection as and choose the format "ESRI Shapefile" (no dxf!!!)

3.-Then use Arcv2CAD (has to be bought) to transform the shape file to dxf. That dxf can be opened by Autocad!! :)

There may be an simpler way to do so... Or even to export elements from different layers at once, but I have not found it yet!! :)

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You can try FME (www.safe.com).Below links may help you. esri ArcMap to DXF Export utility SmartExporter.DXF for ArcGIS/ArcMap

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Can I use this for Qgis? –  user8906 Jul 17 '12 at 12:14
    
FME is stand-alone software that you could install and use. The links to the ArcGIS plugins/scripts will not be useful in QGIS. –  user3461 Jul 17 '12 at 12:33
    
Can I use it on Mac Osx? –  user8906 Jul 18 '12 at 19:30
    
In hurry, I couldn't see "Q" of QGIS, I am in the impression of GIS - ArcGIS. Sorry, Its my mistake. I am withdrawing my answer for this question. –  A.D.Prasad May 2 '13 at 5:33
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