I am trying to transform data in QGIS from a DXF file.
I keep getting the error:
Warning: skipping unsupported geometry type. Compound Curve
when I do a
Eventually, I want to store the data in a shapefile.
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GIS vector data such as shapefiles does not support curved lines. It only supports lines connected by vertices. So you lose the curves, they are transformed to vertices, thus with "edges". That is what the message means.
To convert DXF files to Shapefiles, have a look at the AnotherDXFImporter plugin.