I'm working in a UTM projection and bringing in dxf layers from a different program. The dxf files are all in the correct UTM coordinates already, but when I bring them in I need to change the CRS to UTM 17N instead of WGS 84. Is there a way to change this default CRS?

Working in QGIS 2.6 Brighton

  • how do you change default projection in qgis?
    – Liberty
    Nov 16 '16 at 17:42
  • @Liberty it can be changed in the same screen.
    – AndreJ
    Nov 17 '16 at 6:20

In Settings -> Options -> CRS tab, you can select to Prompt for CRS for new layers.

That should avoid the automatic assigning of wrong projections.

  • Perfect! And the option is there as well to change the default CRS if I know everything I'll be bringing in for that project will be UTM 17N - no prompt necessary Dec 1 '14 at 11:52

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