I have to import several DXF-Files into QGIS and load them into a database. The files are quite big, around 20 MB or 30 MB large. I started to import the first DXF-File several hours ago and it is still importing.

How can I speed up the Import of DXF-Files into QGIS in the future?

  • Maybe uncheck the "expand block references" or "use curves" preferences?
  • Or the plugin "another dxfimporter"?

I use QGIS 3.22 (LTR) on a Mac.

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  • What if you just drag and drop them into QGIS? Oct 17, 2022 at 12:53
  • Is there any way to avoid loading the entire file in QGIS? Could you filter it with Python, R Stats etc.? Are you using QGIS only to convertf the dxf? Oct 18, 2022 at 15:24

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I would recommend the QGIS plugin AnotherDXFImporter - it is included in the official QGIS plugin repository. Importing DXF is significantly faster and it does a really good job copying the original styles from the DXF.

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