I created a shapefile categorized by characteristics, and I assigned to each element a SYMBOL.svg COLORED with Design Effects.

I want to export the shape with the characteristics of the colored symbols.svg that I created and I do:

Project> Export> Export project to DXF ...

but when I open the file.dxf with AutoCAD, it exports only the symbols in black not with the assigned colours.

Do you know how I can do to keep the colours of the Symbology.svg to the shape during the export?

  • shapefiles don't store symbology in side them, it is usually stored in a side format like QML (QGIS specfic) or SLD.
    – Ian Turton
    Feb 19, 2021 at 17:25

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There is an option called Symbology export when you choose "Save as the layer as..". Look at the picture.


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