DXF (Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format) is a CAD data file format developed by Autodesk for enabling data interoperability between AutoCAD and other programs.

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Export all visible layers in map view window to DXF (as one)

I'm looking to find a way of exporting all that is visible in the map view window to a dxf file. That is to say, multiple features from multiple layers, all at once. Can this be done?
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Relationship between DXF's entities and objects

I'm trying to parse a raw .dxf file. Inside the Entities section I can see the polylines I'm looking for (they contain bus routes) and I inside the Objects section I can see each route's data (bus ...
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Error when converting .shp to .dxf

I have created a polygon shape file in Erdas Imagine 9.2 from a raster image. I want to export it to .dxf or .dgn for further processing. When I export the .shp to .dxf in Global Mapper, large ...
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DXF format for QGIS

I am trying to import some DWG files into QGIS. I am using ODA to convert the DWG files to DXF and then want to use the Dxf2Shp converter plugin in QGIS. The ODA converter has many options for the ...
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How to preserve text when converting from .dxf to .shp?

I have tried using dxf2shp converter in QGIS but the text in dxf file is being lost during the conversion process, despite selecting export text labels. I would be grateful if someone can help me ...
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How to convert 3D DXF to PostGIS 2.0?

I'm not very skilled on using postgis but I face a problem that I must solve, i.e. create tables to load geographical data stored as dxf. I have a thousand dxf files (3d) with polylines, points and ...
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How to convert lines from dxf to polygons?

I have several dxf files. Each file, contains the 0 layer. The 0 layer contains lines (which make a closed polygon). In each dxf the lines have their color and line width. I do not have autocad or ...
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Python: How to export Shapely objects to DXF file

Using shapely package for Python how to export the resulting shapely objects such as buffer to a DXF file?
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Is it possible to create CAD file from shapefile and also create CAD blocks from the database fields

I am trying to find out if there is any software or plugin/code that I can bundle that will take a shapefile and export it to a CAD file with CAD blocks generated so our CAD mappers can just move the ...
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I exported a DXF from QGIS, but it won't open in AutoCAD

I'm new in QGIS and here is my problem: I exported a DXf from QGIS by right-clicking on the layer. Then tried to open in AutoCAD 2000. That did not work. AutoCAD gave a failure-message: Unknown ...
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Convert Shp to Dxf with QGIS [duplicate]

8.0. I have asked this before and seen similar but not the same (all of which I Have not got an answer to so not a duplicate). But is there a way to export a shp as a dxf so that it will not crash ...
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How to import 3D geometries from DXF, VRML or X3D into PostGIS 2

we plan to develop a webbased 3D GIS using PostGIS 2 and GeoServer with a W3DS. The architecture works fine, but i have problems to import 3D geometries into PostGIS. The geometries come from AutoCAD ...
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How to get DXF to show up in the right spot?

I just followed the advice of this forum post in order to export the vector layers of a PDF for usage in ArcMap. The map vector layers in the PDF were spatially referenced. I was able to export the ...
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Splitting DXF layers into Shapfile layers in QGIS?

When i load a dxf into QGIS all the layers are present in the attribute table. Is it possible to split this "entities" layer in QGIS into its component parts and save each component part as an ...
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DXF created by QGIS crashes Autocad [duplicate]

This is slightly complicated. I have a dxf created by autocad which seems to have been corrupted. It will not open in AutoCAD. However, it opens in QGIS. I tried selecting the file in QGIS and ...
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Workflow for DXF interchange with QGIS

What is the best method of importing/exporting dxf files with QGIS ? I work in an engineering field and we use CAD and specialist design programs, and often go through several iterations during a ...
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How can I use QGIS to convert points with elevations to DXF?

I'm trying to convert points (with their elevations) into a dxf file for use in AutoCAD LT. I've tried "save as" to dxf for the layer, which appears to almost work...the dxf has x and y location ...
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Export dxf files for use in Sketchup

the export to dxf seems like it worked, but Sketchup will not import it. I don't think this is a Sketchup issue, as Sketchup imports other dxf files just fine.
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Which GIS support DXF and/or DWG?

Which GIS support DXF and/or DWG (preferably read&write)? Update: Are there any open source GIS supporting these or similar CAD files? Support of CAD files generally seems to be problematic. ...
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Displaying text from dxf in Openlayers

I managed to import .dxf into Postgis table, and now have, among others, rows with Point geometries and values in text column (which corespodent with Label values from ACAD .dxf). What is the best ...
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QGIS dxf2shp text angle problem

I am trying to convert from dxf to shp. Any text layer when converted has attributes including text, height, and angle. The angle is in radians, and I can see that it is in degrees in the dxf file. ...
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How to export dxf of window view from postGis MasterMap layer

I have managed to get qgis to show my Mastermap data which is stored in a postGis database. It's national coverage so seems to take ages to load but that's another question. I basically want to ...
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Naming layers in DXF using OGR2OGR

We have been using ogr2ogr to export data from PostGIS into DXF. Using the default behaviour of the export, all data are put into layer '0'. We would put data into a layer name from the PG table name. ...
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How do I convert many .dxf files to one gdb file?

I am using ArcView and ArcCatalog 9.2 with the Data Interoperability extension and I have 159 .dxf files that are comprised of 6 files; a dessin DAO, an annotation DAO, a multipatch DAO; a point DAO, ...
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Dxf drawings displaying as points but i need lines

I have an autocad dwg. which i then saved as a dxf. I have way to many layers in it such as contours, buildings etc. All I need is the red and blue lines. I cannot delete the other lines as they ...
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OGR DXF to KML conversion

I'm trying to convert a DXF 2010 file to KML using ogr2ogr: ogr2ogr -f "KML" outfile.kml infile.dxf In the file, $INSUNITS is 6, that's meters, if I'm correct? The problem is that DXF is not ...
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How to create new layer within a DXF file?

Using OGR in Python, I'd like to create some geometries within a DXF file, but not in the "0" layer, but in new ones. I tried with: import ogr, os, osr, sys ds = ...
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“AttributeError: getZ” error when trying to get the elevation of DXF linestrings

I'm using Python and OGR to extract the elevation of lines within a DXF file. import ogr driver = ogr.GetDriverByName('DXF') datasource = driver.Open('test1.dxf', 0) layers=datasource.ExecuteSQL( ...
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OGR and DXF files: Is it possible to handle layer names? (only “entities”)

I'm using Python and OGR to extract the layers of a DXF file and convert them into SHP. I began with: import ogr, os, sys driver = ogr.GetDriverByName('DXF') datasource = driver.Open('test1.dxf', 0) ...
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Ways to transform from DWG/DXF to GIS (Experiences are welcome)

I've got tons of DWG/DXF files with information (in several layers) dealing with: Contour lines and elevation (lines) positions of antennas (points) protection areas (polygons) administrative ...
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GRASS v.out.dxf 3D into AutoCAD

So continuing with my last question (Create 3D dxf with OGR) I have decided to give the GRASS option a go. I have imported my polylines into GRASS using v.in.ogr and converted them to 3D using ...
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How to change DXF unit by Python 2.6

I have a bunch of DXF files to import into ArcGIS 10 but they are all in mm. However I need to change the unit to Meter and to do this I have to open AutoCAD to do it each time. Can anyone help to ...
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getting dxf files out of PostgreSQL

I've successfully loaded a bunch of shapefiles into a PostGIS database. I would like to be able to retrieve specific geometry and layers as dxf files based on SQL queries. I'm using PostGIS, GDAL, ...
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DXF attribute to z value

We have been given a DXF that contains a Elevation attribute but we would like to generate a 3D DXF. I know I can generate a 3D dxf from a shapefile using: ogr2ogr -f "DXF" out.dxf in.shp -zfield ...
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Last edited information missing when used QGIS - Dxf to Shp

I am doing as constructed drawings which require the information to be in a GIS system and more specifically drainage as constructed drawings. I must have a separate file for Pipes and Pits. First I ...
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How to deal with multitype data sources in QGIS?

Today I was trying to import a DXF to Qgis, the result is that qgis displays everything LINES and POINTS but it only displays options for the POINT objects. When I try to export to a shapefile, it ...
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Converting a CAD/DXF file to a SHP file

I need your ideas and suggestions about a problem.... I have a dxf file which was converted from a CAD file. I used QGIS to convert it to a shp file... This is when I realized that the text ...