I'm very new to QGIS, and this is baffling me. I used "split vector layers" to create new layers in QGIS, and have been trying to export the file to dxf. However, when I open my new dxf files, every feature is on its own layer, and my new layers are empty. I used "export to dxf" on mac yosemite.

  • In what format are your input data? Commented Aug 14, 2017 at 7:27
  • I've had the same issue and curiously enough, it only started with more recent versions of QGIS (I think it worked properly with 2.14.x?) I've had this issue with QGIS virtual layers, spatialite layers, shapefiles, csvs, spreadsheets, although they will label the layers differently depending on what is the "main attribute". For example one of my point layers was exported with one layer per point ID (134, 134A, 135..), yet a separate polygon layer was grouped according to size (so layer 5 had all the 5m-wide buffers, etc.)
    – she_weeds
    Commented Aug 15, 2017 at 2:55

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This is an issue I had in QGIS 2.18.12, I can agree with @she_weeds, that it worked properly in 2.14.x. I started a bug report on this (https://issues.qgis.org/issues/17126), and in 2.18.14 it's now fixed (just tested). It should not depend on the format of your input data.

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