How do I export layers as a dxf?
When I go to Layer > save selection as vector file the resulting dxf file is empty.
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:
and one screenshot from inkscape with the imported dxf-file:
I've just had the same problem: the dxf-file exported from QGIS seemed empty.
But when I checked the "Layout" in my CAD programme (BRICS CAD), it does exist. All I had to do was find the proper view, in my programme "View" and "2D-context".
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!! :)