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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How can I “reset” SketchUp origin after importing DXF with “Preserve Drawing Origin” option enabled?

I can successfully import all of my 3D DXFs into a common location so that they are referenced correctly (in reference to each other). TO do this I simply check the Import DXF "Preserve Drawing Origin"...
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Converting LAS to DWG/DXF using open-source software?

Is there a way to convert LAS point clouds to DWG and/or DXF files using open source software? Also willing to script with Python - is this possible using libLAS/LASlib for example?
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Problems drawing CAD data (dwg, dxf)

since upgrading from 10.2.2 to 10.4 (Desktop Basic), we have a strange problem with AutoCAD Data: Lines and further Information are missing when uploaded in Arcmap. A conversion to older formats of ...
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QGIS join attribute data to dxf file using EntityHandle as key field

I would like to joint attribute data (csv table or slt.) to a drawing (dxf file) imported to QGIS. Such imported data have an attribute EntityHandle which seem to me like an AutoCAD specific 'id'. I'...
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Use Microstation wireframe model for OpenStreepMap

I've got an entire city in Microstation DGN format. I'm able to convert it into Google Earth (KML), DXF, SVG and other formats, and then in .osm with ogr2osm. However, the 3D model is build entirely ...
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Convert .xyz to .dxf in QGIS

I am new to all of this and I would like to know if it is possible to convert .xyz to .dxf in QGIS? I heard that it is possible in ArcGIS but I am not sure about it in QGIS. (I hope I am right asuming ...
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Import dxf file with QGIS

I use "add vector layer" to import my dxf file in QGIS. But, when I open the attributes tables of the layers (point, polyligne, polygone), I see that the majority of the attributes (color, ...) of the ...
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Projecting SHP file in QGIS [duplicate]

I have a DXF file of a building from AutoCAD. I saved this DXF file as a SHP file in QGIS. But this SHP file is converted from a plain DXF file and is not referenced/projected, it is drawn from ...
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Converting a CSV to DXF using ogr2ogr from the command line

I am trying to convert a .csv file to .dxf using ogr2org from the command line using the following command: ogr2ogr -f DXF control.dxf opua.vrt This is the .vrt file I am using: <...
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Dxf2shp! Error Message

I was trying to import a DXF file in QGIS. First tried using dxf2shp function but it didn´t work. This message appeared!! Do you know why this method didn´t work for me? Regards. PS: I use the 2.14....
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export 3D data dxf file

I'm trying to export a DXF file from Qgis1.8.0 Lisboa and can not have a 3Dfile in Autocad! Or micristation. It results always in 2D file. How can I export height data from a shape file in Qgis? ...
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Export DXF Issue in QGIS?

I got the shapefiles in QGIS and transformed them to UTM NAD83 from WGS84, then tried to create a DXF of it so I could use it as an overlay in fieldgenius software for a topographic survey we're ...
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problem in veiwing Dxf files in Qgis

the problem of getting from DXF format, to display in QGIS correctly.we have loaded it in and fixed the rotation and TTF font mapping problems. That is all great however the objects are coming in ...
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Exporting multiple layers to single dxf file using Grass GIS?

I'm very new to Grass GIS. I need to export multiple vector layers into a single dxf file (required in order to import into another application). However, I can't see a way of selecting more than ...
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QGIS 2.14.3 export PostGIS layer to dxf issue

I am trying to export a PostGIS layer to dxf in QGIS (2.14.3) via Project>DXF-Export using the following settings (German GUI): When I open the resulting dxf in DWG TrueView 2016 I see nothing, but ...
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Polylines and polygons - QGIS-2.14.3-1

After extracting contour lines from a DEM (obtaining polylines), and transforming them to polygons, I export the vector layer with polygons to a DXF. Then I import the DXF into Corel Draw to manage ...
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how to extract OSM data to as many layers as possible in DXF( or multiple DXF file) as path for illustrator use?

So i am just touching QGIS, mainly to explorer way to use map data for my animation. Here's my first try to make it clear to understand what I am aiming for: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhC-C5f-...
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Is there any way to connect features (entities) of dxf to database in python?

I'm using gdal, ezdxf, sqlite python packages and sqlite ODBC driver. They work fine, and in AutoCAD I can easily manually connect to my dbase.sqlite (read only) using _DBCONFIGURE and _DBCONNECT ...
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QGIS: Batch export multiple layers to DXF

I have only had limited experience with QGIS. What i have: I currently have many different layers (water mains, sewer mains, drainage etc.). These layers are TAB files with attributed data. What i ...
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Export to DXF from PostgreSQL using ogr2ogr

I have a large dataset in a PostGIS database (OS MasterMap). My aim is to export specific areas of this dataset to DXF, while retaining the attributes of the data as layers in the DXF. My current ...
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How georeference a dxf file in QGIS 2.14?

In Illustrator I exported a PDF as dxf and inserted it in QGIS as Vector and obtained 2 layers as points and lines but it is misaligned and in a unknown location. I know georefecence a raster file, ...
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Exporting to DXF file from QGIS?

Is it possible to export labels based on Shapefile attributes into a DXF file? I use QGIS 1.7.4. I've been reading a CSV file and view it as a Shape Layer. With the help of attributes from the File ...
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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 to export a layer to DXF from QGIS? [duplicate]

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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How to create dataset in python with creation options like in ogr2ogr with -dsco options

In ogr2ogr there is dsco option (data source creation option). e.g. ogr2ogr -f DXF -dsco trailer=trailer_buildings.dxf -dsco header=header_buildings.dxf out.dxf test_buldings_shp.shp. It works well, ...
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Exporting QGIS contour attributes in DXF file?

I have a .tiff data file that generates contours in QGIS. I save it as .dxf. The contours don't have any attributes or data. That's bad, because I want to make a 3D landscape in Revit using the ...
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Can typical Meets and Bounds (angles and distances) drawings be accurate in QGIS?

I’ve been working with parcel boundary shape files (.shp), standard satellite imagery, and Meets and Bounds (angles and distances) site maps / legal descriptions for a few weeks. Wondering if those ...
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dxf file in qgis

Please see the attached files…. The line type files load in ok however all text rotation values are lost when loaded into QGIS. This is most obvious when you load in OStext.dxf – please see grab_Mar....
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QGIS - How do I stop automatic ANSI_1252 to UTF-8 encoding when adding a DXF layer?

I have a DXF file encoded in ANSI_1252, with object attributes containing umlauts. When I open it in QGIS, the umlauts don't display properly. This apparently happens because QGIS automatically sets ...
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DXF entities not showing on import into QGIS

I regularly get sent DWG files containing Ordnance Survey base mapping (variously with & without additional layers). I usually re-scale & reposition these in Draftsight, or just run a ...
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Geoserver dxf plugin - How to export attributes labels?

I'm trying to export from Geoserver a set of layers with WFS request and dxf plugin for dxf conversion. There is an option withattributes:true that I have added for each vector layer a ...
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Exporting linework layer with 'altitude' attribute in QGIS to DXF with lines raised in z according to altitude attribute?

I have contours which I have brought into QGIS from a GEOjson - the lines have an attribute of 'altitude'. I want to export these contour lines as a DXF with the lines raised in the zplane according ...
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Import georeferenced dwg-files to SketchUP

I have a georeferenced dwg-file in a national projection and want to import it into SketchUp pro 2015 without loosing the georeference. My workflow so far was to import it into QGIS, check it's ...
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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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how to convert shp and gis line and raster data to autocad (dwg or dxf) in QGIS or GRASS

I am trying to find out which is best free GIS program with ability to convert shp and line and raster files to files suitable for autocad (e.g. dwg and dxf). I have QGIS and GRASS. I get an error ...
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Transforming from DWG/DXF to GIS?

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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Repositioning DXF Imported into QGIS?

I have a polyline drawing from AutoCAD that I would like to reposition manually, if possible. During my efforts so far it has been turned into both a tab file and shape file. The main source of ...
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Importing DXF - Polylines with elevation data

When importing a DXF file (containing 3D contour data) to QGIS, none of the various methods described elsewhere are retaining elevation data as an attribute. e.g. DXF2SHP, GRASS v.in.dxf, opening ...
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How to export elevated contours to a DXF file in QGIS

Having tried Project -> Export DXF as well as right clicking my vector layer and using the save by dxf feature I have found that the contours do not show in AutoCAD to be elevated from 0 I have ...
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digital elevation model data help?

I know little about geographic data. I am trying to get a file of elevation data for the United Kingdom so that I can import it into a CAD program and convert it to an *.stl or *.dxf format. I ...
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Can a DXF File contain raster images (TIFF/JPG)?

I am maintaining a large Program with a graphical editor. Our Program can export DXF and it can show Background Raster Images of various types (TIFF, JPG, BMP etc.). Is it possible to embed these ...
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Calculate z value for contour line from x,y in dxf file

I am working on a project about route chart and cross section generation for hiking with Hong Kong Lands Department's Digital Topographic Map B5000 (sample). Height information are required for this ...
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Using .DXF Arc or Circle accurately in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I need to use a .DXF in either QGIS or ArcGIS. However, if an Arc occurs in a .DXF drawing and if this file is opened in QGIS, I noticed that the geometry of the Arc is simplified. I did a test: ...
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Converting 3d images in meters to feet when exported to dxf

In QGIS 2.10, I am using the raster calculator to convert a metric elevated raster to feet and then create 2 foot contours (no problem). But when I dxf it out and put it in CAD, I can get the contours ...
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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 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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Qgis -> DXF2ShapeConverter -> Inscriptions in Qgis

Sorry, but this is my first question which very often was asked . It has not yet answered very well. I would like to import a DXF with captions in QGIS. I have already tried this with the DXF ...
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DXF Export won't work

I'm new to using GIS data. Using QGIS I'm trying to export a DXF file from a .shp file from the NYC OpenData site. I can open the file, pan, zoom, select the area I want to export, etc, but when I ...
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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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Convert multi-layer DWG into several KML or geoJSON files (one per layer)

I have some big DWG files, with 5 to 50 layers, which I draw and geolocated using AutoCAD (with some external modules). I need to convert them to KML or geoJSON so that the JS library can load them ...