I want to import several dxf-features. This works fine in QGIS 2.18 apart from text (annotations).

The respective text information is stored, at least in my case, within the point components of dxf features and can be displayed in QGIS by utilizing labels.

I would prefer if the labels would be displayed directly (like in CAD software and even ArcMap) since angles of text do not seem to be stored.

Is there a workaround for showing dxf text components automatically and/or for visualizing text labels at correct angles? (dxf2shp did not help me either)

1 Answer 1


The current version of the Plugin: Another DXF Importer / DXF2Shape Converter support textangles and other stuff like text size, text color, position (text-align), color, individual text formats http://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/AnotherDXF2Shape/

  • maybe it also depends on the dxf file: in my case these fields are not displayed using the two suggested plugins. But new since 2.18.2 is the built-in dwg/dxf importer which seems to consider the angles of text correctly
    – hilpers
    Dec 21, 2016 at 8:01
  • You're sure to use version 0.5 !? Dec 21, 2016 at 9:23
  • You are right! 0.5 does the trick, and even well! Thanks a lot! Since gdal now supports dwg, do you know if the plugin will support the import of dwg as well in the future? amazing plugin!
    – hilpers
    Dec 21, 2016 at 13:38
  • I'm nor sure, but i think the new QGIS-Import do not use GDAL. Dec 21, 2016 at 13:42

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.