I'm looking for some advice on GIS file formats.
At work, we use Trimble GPS to record features in the field so we've been exporting as shapefiles to make maps of sites. I use QGIS and a coworker uses AutoCAD maAutoCADocad map.
But I'm trying to send more map info the other way (making a map with surveyed lease boundaries etc, and sending to field staff either on there Trimble or to online maps like Google my maps.) the process is simple enough using QGIS, but I can't figure out how my coworker using AutoCAD can do the same.
I know AutoCAD can read shapefiles but can it create them?
Is there a better file format that would allow both QGIS and AutoCAD to create and read and write info. Right now he can export his project as a dxf file that QGIS can convert to shapefiles but there is no useful attribute data.
Just wondering if it's something coworker is doing wrong or if AutoCAD is the limitation.
I'm Open to any suggestions, we can buy new software if QGIS isn't the ideal software.