We're now in the process of transferring our systems to Qgis.
what needs to be done
I need to export a DXF based map from Qgis into vector pdfs, in order to import into the program we use for illustrations.
For additional info : Qgis is not able to do what I need it to do for an illustration.
After some experimentation this seems to be impossible if I have the print composer zoomed out to 1:500 or greater. This value appears to be not constant. Different data is giving different sizes.
If I'm zoomed in, the pdf exports as a vector, but if I'm zoomed out, it's a raster even though I've unchecked everything I can find that controls when to export to raster.
Can anyone tell me how to get the software to export a vector map at a scale of, for example, 1:10000?
**Further info : workflow **
Export as pdf.
Open pdf in word 2016 and save as word.doc.
Select image, bring to front of text.
The smaller images break into drawing objects at this point. The rasters, obviously, don't.
This is actually easier than getting emfs in from our old GIS program, believe it or not. Or rather, it is if they export as vector pdfs reliably. I'm guessing that there is a resolution setting somewhere that may govern this.
I've tried changing linewidth to zero with no luck. I've tried altering output dpi to 600 and I tried changing main properties from cache to render.
edit - I wonder if there is something that restricts the number of objects which can be in a pdf and automatically saves to raster if that limit is reached?