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Trying to import a DXF file with Add VectorLayer is resulting in the error "not a valid or recognized data source."

Here is the DXF file that gives the error. It is created by exporting from OpenSCAD.

However, I believe it's a valid file. I am able import it in the Autodesk A360 Viewer. Here it is in the viewer.

I tried to use the DXF2SHP plugin, but subsequently read that it has been deprecated and is no longer maintained.

Any idea why this is failing?

Using QGIS 2.16.3

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There is nothing wrong in your file. I opened your dxf file from Add Vector Layer without problem using QGIS 2.14.8 and QGIS 2.18.0. Here is the output:

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I also used the 'Another DXF Importer / DXF2Shape Converter' Plugin and it was opened without any problem. Here is the output also:

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Try to use update your QGIS to the latest 2.18.0 or use QGIS 2.14.8 LTR (long term release). It may solve your problem.

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