I have some regions in an AutoCAD dxf file that needs to be imported in QGIS as polygons. I tried to import these regions from dxf but nothing happens also using the Dxf2SHP converter. What can I do?

  • Why not open the DXF in QGIS natively?
    – Mapperz
    Sep 28, 2016 at 13:48

2 Answers 2


I imagine this question has already been answered, but what you can do is to add a Vector Layer: Layer > Add Layer > Add Vector Layer...


Then browse for your .dxf file.


Finally, once you've chosen your file, click 'Open' and a new window appears, choose your CRS


and select the features you want to "import" (you can 'ctrl+click' to choose more than one at a time).


That should work.

  • I tried the approach suggested by Berenguer, but no geometry was imported. Sep 28, 2016 at 14:23
  • Does the window of the last image of my answer appear in your case? Sep 28, 2016 at 14:24
  • No windows appeared... Sep 28, 2016 at 14:43
  • Can you explain what kind of AutoCAD draw do you have? (maybe a link to a screenshot or something...) Sep 28, 2016 at 14:53
  • I use AutoCAD 2010 Sep 28, 2016 at 15:02

I assume QGIS can not access regions direct (add layer) and can not import regions (dxf2shp). Try to use a dxf with closed polylines instead of regions.

  1. Add dxf with polylines to QGIS.
  2. Save dxf to shapefile
  3. Add shapefile to QGIS
  4. Use vector > geometry tools -> vector to polygon to create a shapefile with polygons

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