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DXF (Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format) is a CAD data file format developed by Autodesk for enabling data interoperability between AutoCAD and other programs.

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Export DXF Issue in QGIS?

I got the shapefiles in QGIS and transformed them to UTM NAD83 from WGS84, then tried to create a DXF of it so I could use it as an overlay in fieldgenius software for a topographic survey we're ...
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Importing DXF to QGIS results in all lines being same colour?

I am using QGIS 2.4. I need to import a map I have been given into QGIS to add some ecological survey data. I was sent a DWG file, which consists of a base map and some overlay data, like land ...
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Preserving text when converting from .dxf to .shp?

I have tried using dxf2shp converter in QGIS but the text in dxf file is being lost during the conversion process, despite selecting export text labels. How do I convert the .dxf to .shp file ...
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Exporting attributes from QGIS to .dxf/dwg

I have a QGIS point layer with attributes in table. I want to export a layer with some of the attributes as a CAD block with attributes. Is it possible to do something like this?
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Extracting xyz data from .dxf after conversion to shapefile in QGIS

I have both a .dwg and derived .dxf data set originally generated in AutoCAD Civil 3D. It appears as a series of triangles which cannot be exploded but each individual triangle does have xyz ...
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QGIS DXF file projection match

I need to use this file on a map but I am not able to match the projection with the others I have, primarily data downloaded from OSM (city of Boston). I read many articles, I have repeatedly tried to ...
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calibrating vector line in qgis

I have loaded GPS points into a QGIS vector layer. I also imported a vector line from a dxf file which doesn't have georeferencing. I would like to fit in line geometry between the GPS points - how ...
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How to export “solid” 3D objects from QGIS to DXF?

I work in architecture and we often have to create urban contexts for our projects which involves obtaining a building footprint file and then extruding them by hand. I have attempted to use QGIS (v3....
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Can't get georeferenced Autocad DXF to right coordinates

I am not a frequent Autocad user. I wanted to export some floorplans from Autocad 2016 DWG to a final GeoJSON file to be loaded in a Google maps JS app. My steps are: 1)in Autocad set a location ...
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How to quickly edit imported DXF files?

We work with lots of DXF files, and it takes much time to save imported DXF file as SHP or convert them to polygons (even using batch converter) to enable "Edit" button. Is there any way for quicker ...
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DXF Export won't work

I'm new to using GIS data. Using QGIS I'm trying to export a DXF file from a .shp file from the NYC OpenData site. I can open the file, pan, zoom, select the area I want to export, etc, but when I ...
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Project house on WGS84

I have imported a DXF file of my house in QGIS. I also included an openstreetmap layer in WGS84 which also displays my house as a square. Naturally, my house from the DXF file is placed in the ocean ...
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How georeference a DXF file in QGIS 2.14?

In Illustrator I exported a PDF as DXF and inserted it in QGIS as Vector and obtained two layers as points and lines but it is misaligned and in a unknown location. I know georeference a raster file, ...
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Error message when trying to export dxf?

Im using QGIS 2.18.2 and have tried to export layers as dxf using the project tab and by clicking the layer and using save as. Both have given me error message Export to vector file failed. Error: ...
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How to extract style data from DXF when converting to geoJSON

I am using ogr2ogr (GDAL) to convert DXF files (from autoCAD) to geoJSONS for usage inside Leaflet.js The issue is that a lot of information, like line stroke size and colors are not kept during the ...
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How can I use QGIS to convert points with elevations to DXF?

I'm trying to convert points (with their elevations) into a dxf file for use in AutoCAD LT. I've tried "save as" to dxf for the layer, which appears to almost work...the dxf has x and y location ...
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How to export source layer intersections in QGIS?

I have source layer with areas (polygons) and intersect (second) layer with simple polyline structure. When I set up intersection, I got 6 objects in the results, its ok. After that I need to export ...
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Wrong Scale after Reprojecting to a Projected Coordinate System

I have some data that was recorded by our team in the field in Trimble TerraFlex. I've been able to export that data to Shapefiles and imported them in QGIS (2.18.0) in WGS 84 (4326) and are ...
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DXF Import QGIS: Text Components

I want to import several dxf-features. This works fine in QGIS 2.18 apart from text (annotations). The respective text information is stored, at least in my case, within the point components of dxf ...
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Elevate points from imported DXF file to heights in LAS databse

Is it possible to elevate points that are on the same plane in dxf to heights that are in LAS? I have imported dxf and las file in Arcmap but I need guidance or at least direction where to start ...
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Export to DXF from PostgreSQL using ogr2ogr

I have a large dataset in a PostGIS database (OS MasterMap). My aim is to export specific areas of this dataset to DXF, while retaining the attributes of the data as layers in the DXF. My current ...
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How to export elevated contours to a DXF file in QGIS

Having tried Project -> Export DXF as well as right clicking my vector layer and using the save by dxf feature I have found that the contours do not show in AutoCAD to be elevated from 0 I have ...
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Using .DXF Arc or Circle accurately in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I need to use a .DXF in either QGIS or ArcGIS. However, if an Arc occurs in a .DXF drawing and if this file is opened in QGIS, I noticed that the geometry of the Arc is simplified. I did a test: ...
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how to convert shp and gis line and raster data to autocad (dwg or dxf) in QGIS or GRASS

I am trying to find out which is best free GIS program with ability to convert shp and line and raster files to files suitable for autocad (e.g. dwg and dxf). I have QGIS and GRASS. I get an error ...
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ogr2ogr convert DXF to GeoJSON with defined geometry

I trie to convert a DXF file into a GeoJSON file with: ogr2ogr -f 'GeoJSON' -sql "SELECT * FROM entities WHERE layer = 'geom_test'" test.json dfxtest.dxf Is it possible to convert only geometries ...
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.dxf export in QGIS 2.0.1 gives hatches instead of polylines [duplicate]

This may see like a stupid question, but I'm new to QGIS, so please bear with me. I'm having a problem when saving as .dxf. I export a building layer (polygons) as a .dxf file However in AutoCAD it ...
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Export Postgis Geometry POINT as Label text to DXF or DGN

I really need to export, by the ogr2ogr command or similar, text information related to a geometry position from my PostgreSQL(with PostGIS) database to an AutoCAD DXF layer file or to a Microstation ...
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Converting .dxf to .dgn using QGIS?

I am new to QGIS and am trying to convert a .dxf file to a .dgn file. This is my first time working with .dxf files so I'm not even sure what the difference is. Working with Version 3.8.1.
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Export ArcGIS Feature Class to CAD produces overlapping polygons

I'm experiencing problems when exporting a polygon feature class: The original feature class has no overlapping polygons (as shown below, image 1), it's been topology checked, so no potential errors ...
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Exporting to dxf file from QGIS creating dxf layers by QGIS layer name?

I'm very new to QGIS, and this is baffling me. I used "split vector layers" to create new layers in QGIS, and have been trying to export the file to dxf. However, when I open my new dxf files, every ...
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Importing AutoCAD regions to QGIS?

I have some regions in an AutoCAD dxf file that needs to be imported in QGIS as polygons. I tried to import these regions from dxf but nothing happens also using the Dxf2SHP converter. What can I do?
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DXF File with text labels not showing in QGIS

I convert a CDR. file to SVG. using cloudconvert then i opened the SVG. file in Adobe Illustrator it was a vector map with text labels. I then export the file from Adobe Illustrator in DXF. format. I ...
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How to Export to DXF and retain elevations of contours using QGIS?

I have shape files for a whole county, and have created a base map in Qgis. What I do for my projects is zoom into the area of interest then export to dxf. The same procedure was used when I used ...
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Exporting from Draftsight: how to set correct co-ordinate system

I'm trying to import a DXF into GIS (I have QGIS, Arcmap 9.2, GVsig ) The file has been given a coordinate system & appears to be the right size, just in the wrong place. In Draftsight (or any ...
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Can a DXF File contain raster images (TIFF/JPG)?

I am maintaining a large Program with a graphical editor. Our Program can export DXF and it can show Background Raster Images of various types (TIFF, JPG, BMP etc.). Is it possible to embed these ...
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How to change DXF unit by Python 2.6

I have a bunch of DXF files to import into ArcGIS 10 but they are all in mm. However I need to change the unit to Meter and to do this I have to open AutoCAD to do it each time. Can anyone help to ...
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Converting dxf to shp and keep elevation information QGIS

I want to create a QGIS plugin that convert dxf files to shp. I didn't use DXF2SHP plugin in QGIS because I have some specific needs. I'm using gdal_ogr library. dxfdat="*.dxf" shpLinestring="*.shp" ...
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QGIS 2.18.9 pluggin DXF2SHP

Again, Super new here. I downloaded the DXF2SHP plugin, just to import the full characteristics of my files, but whenever I try to actually convert from a simple DXF file to SHP as I´m supposed to ...
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Exporting from QGIS to ACAD DXF as Linework

I am attempting to export some QGIS (2.14.1) layers into AutoCAD (vanilla 2014) .dxf. While I can do this by using the "Save As" feature, the problem I have is the elements export as solid hatch - no ...
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Missing attributes after DXF import in QGIS

I use "add vector layer" to import my dxf file in QGIS. But, when I open the attributes tables of the layers (point, polyligne, polygone), I see that the majority of the attributes (color, ...) of the ...
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Can i combine DXF, Google Earth Models, Shape Files and Rasters in QGIS?

I'm an architect, trying to bring a number of data sets together for use in a CAD package (AutoCAD). I have some georeferenced images (.jpg, .jgw.), Some model files downloaded from GoogleEarth (.kml ...
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Relationship between DXF's entities and objects

I'm trying to parse a raw .dxf file. Inside the Entities section I can see the polylines I'm looking for (they contain bus routes) and I inside the Objects section I can see each route's data (bus ...
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How can I “reset” SketchUp origin after importing DXF with “Preserve Drawing Origin” option enabled?

I can successfully import all of my 3D DXFs into a common location so that they are referenced correctly (in reference to each other). TO do this I simply check the Import DXF "Preserve Drawing Origin"...
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How to create new layer within a DXF file?

Using OGR in Python, I'd like to create some geometries within a DXF file, but not in the "0" layer, but in new ones. I tried with: import ogr, os, osr, sys ds = ogr.GetDriverByName('DXF')....
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GRASS v.out.dxf 3D into AutoCAD

So continuing with my last question (Create 3D dxf with OGR) I have decided to give the GRASS option a go. I have imported my polylines into GRASS using v.in.ogr and converted them to 3D using v.to....
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Export DXF from QGIS; points' metadata as text element

I have a layer (Esri shapefile) which has points in it. Each point has 'property identifier' as metadata. (Boundaries and boundary markers are in different layers / files.) In QGIS I changed the ...
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Converting a CSV to DXF using ogr2ogr from the command line

I am trying to convert a .csv file to .dxf using ogr2org from the command line using the following command: ogr2ogr -f DXF control.dxf opua.vrt This is the .vrt file I am using: <...
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Export Feature with attribute to dxf

I'm trying to export features with at least one attribute to dxf, is that possible? E.g. I need the name or layer name of the feature in the CAD application.
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some shp to dxf converted lines don't show in Autocad

I have a group of vector files that I intend to convert to "DXF" format. But after the conversion, only contour lines(white lines in the red polygon) are not displayed in Autocad. I read some related ...
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Import georeferenced dwg-files to SketchUP

I have a georeferenced DWG-file in a national projection and want to import it into SketchUp pro 2015 without loosing the georeference. My workflow so far was to import it into QGIS, check it's ...