Questions tagged [dxf]

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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Èxport DXF from shapefile with layer styles in QGIS

I have Mastermaps 3 layers with layer styles on QGIS. This is exported with Project -> Import/ Export -> Export project to DXF with the following settings; However when this is imported to ...
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Creating polygon from DXF file using QGIS?

I want to create a polygon from a DXF file. I used v.in.dxf to convert the DXF file to GRASS vector map format. when I run the polygonize algorithm, it gives me the following error message(here I used ...
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CAD file creation in custom software

I've worked a little with basic exporting of CAD .DXF files from our software using GDAL. We want to do more sophisticated things, like importing and creating georeferenced files with multiple layers,...
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Export label to dxf from postgresql by ogr2ogr

I need to export label to dxf from postgresql by ogr2ogr command, label information is text field in PG, but it is always unsuccessful, I always lose the text label information. Those commands are ...
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can you convert multiple shapefiles to a single dxf using ogr2ogr?

I would like to create a dxf from several shapefiles using ogr. The only way I can see to do this would be to create the dxf from one file and then convert the others to the same file using the append ...
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Getting Shaded relief from DXF mesh using QGIS?

I am stuck with a problem in QGIS. I have a three-dimensional mesh as DXF from AutoCAD, which I imported into QGIS. Now I wanted to create a shaded relief map. I think I need to create a raster from ...
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Overlay Text Generated in Illustrator Over Map And Export to KML in QGIS

I have some text that I generated in Illustrator, outlined, and then exported to a DXF. I need to assign spatial data so that I can export that DXF from QGIS to KML with correct lat/lon coordinates. ...
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Convert DXF (point space) to WGS84

(I've been researching this for hours and have yet to find a straight answer, so at this point I don't care if this gets marked duplicate.) I'm a complete noob to QGIS. I have a floorpan SVG that I ...
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QGIS Scale Problem (it starts with 0.000xx) [closed]

Iam new here and i'm beginner of QGIS.. My problem is the Shapefiles i have is very very small, the scale is starts with 0.0000xx. please help ASAP. it so very important in our Municipality.
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Exporting DXF from QGIS projection?

I'm working on exporting a shapefile of contour lines as a DXF file so that my colleague can use it in autoCAD. When they try to add the DXF file it doesn't keep the projection (NAD83 UTM zone 20) I ...
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Geo-referencing large PDF files when DXF doesn't work

I've a 4567kb PDF which won't load even into the georeferencer (stops responding) but a 1538kb one from the same source with the same encoding will. Why? If I drag it it then it loads but won't let me ...
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Using DXF files in Adobe Illustrator?

I updated from QGIS 2.0 to 2.18 i November, but it seemes to have caused problems with the dxf-exportation to adobe illustrator. The files from the newer version causes illustrator to "hang". The new ...
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Extracting raster contours to DXF

I'm using Raster>Extraction>Contours... I specify the input Raster, use the Select dialog to type a name and pick the DXF file type from the pulldown. But instead of a DXF, I'm getting a folder named [...
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QGIS join attribute data to dxf file using EntityHandle as key field

I would like to joint attribute data (csv table or slt.) to a drawing (dxf file) imported to QGIS. Such imported data have an attribute EntityHandle which seem to me like an AutoCAD specific 'id'. I'...
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Problem with viewing DXF files in QGIS

The problem of getting from DXF format, to display in QGIS correctly. We have loaded it in and fixed the rotation and TTF font mapping problems. That is all great, however the objects are coming in ...
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Is there any way to connect features (entities) of dxf to database in python?

I'm using gdal, ezdxf, sqlite python packages and sqlite ODBC driver. They work fine, and in AutoCAD I can easily manually connect to my dbase.sqlite (read only) using _DBCONFIGURE and _DBCONNECT ...
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Can typical Meets and Bounds (angles and distances) drawings be accurate in QGIS?

I’ve been working with parcel boundary shape files (.shp), standard satellite imagery, and Meets and Bounds (angles and distances) site maps / legal descriptions for a few weeks. Wondering if those ...
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Converting 3d images in meters to feet when exported to dxf

In QGIS 2.10, I am using the raster calculator to convert a metric elevated raster to feet and then create 2 foot contours (no problem). But when I dxf it out and put it in CAD, I can get the contours ...
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Qgis -> DXF2ShapeConverter -> Inscriptions in Qgis

Sorry, but this is my first question which very often was asked . It has not yet answered very well. I would like to import a DXF with captions in QGIS. I have already tried this with the DXF ...
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dxf-Export is not readable in BricsCad

With the QGIS 2.8 dxf-Export it is not possible to open these files in BricsCad (a CAD-Programm which is very similar to AutoCad). the dxf-Export from GIS 2.8 and import in BricsCad looks like!(not ...
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How to configure “-nlt MULTILINESTRING” for DXF export?

When I try and export a polygon shapefile to DXF, the resulting features in AutoCAD are hatch patterns, which is as expected if you read http://www.gdal.org/drv_dxf.html, "Polygon and MultiPolygon ...
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Microstation Elements created in QGIS

In my workflow I typically, in Microstation V8 2004 Edition, manually place a shape element around a series of imported coordinates to use as a fence for loading point cloud data in TerraScan. I am ...
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Discrepancy between DXF and Shapefile Polygons

I have created a shapefile based on a dxf. the areas are as follows: DXF: 51216417 square metres = 5121.64 Hectares = 51.21 square Kilometres. GIS: 50.998 square kilometres. What could have caused ...
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Exporting SHP files into AutoCAD readable files? [closed]

I have a full water supply network drawn in a shapefile which I created using Qgis 2.2.0. Now I need to export it into a format that enables me to open it in AutoCAD. I am trying to export it as a dxf ...
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Error when converting shapefile to .dxf

I have created a polygon shapefile in Erdas Imagine 9.2 from a raster image. I want to export it to .dxf or .dgn for further processing. When I export the .shp to .dxf in Global Mapper, large polygons ...
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How to rescale vector data? [duplicate]

I've got some old maps in dxf format. QGIS imports them correctly but with a nonsense scale. It can export the data it gets to shp of course. Does anyone know how to rescale vector data so it can be ...
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How to export dxf of window view from postGis MasterMap layer

I have managed to get qgis to show my Mastermap data which is stored in a postGis database. It's national coverage so seems to take ages to load but that's another question. I basically want to ...
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How to export a layer to DXF from QGIS? [duplicate]

How do I export layers as a dxf? When I go to Layer > save selection as vector file the resulting dxf file is empty.
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Existing C++ libraries that convert ESRI shapefile to DXF/DWG [closed]

Is there any C++ library that can convert ESRI Shapefile to DXF/DWG file? I seek a link/or sample on how this can be done with the said C++ library. I'm aware that one can do this with ArcGIS ...
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Font size in DXF export QGIS

I am trying to export our Property layer to DXF but am running into issues with labels. I have tried each of the three ways that I have seen described about DXF export, and none of them work for me. ...
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Georeferencing DXF file to use in Google Earth

I have read up on several questions that seen to have similar problems in georeferencing dxf files from CAD. None of them are clear, so I am trying here. I have CAD files of solar plant layouts, ...
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Determining coordinates for CAD file using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a CAD file of a building and I want it to be replaced on Google Maps with coordinates. The DXF-file is on a local coordinate system (undefined). I convert this file to SHP-file for editing. I ...
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Repositioning DXF Imported into QGIS?

I have a polyline drawing from AutoCAD that I would like to reposition manually, if possible. During my efforts so far it has been turned into both a tab file and shapefile. The main source of ...
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how to parse a 3D dxf to kml

How can I parse a 3D dxf to a kml file? I'm looking for an answer that could point me to suitable references. The DXF is pasted below: 0 SECTION 2 HEADER 9 $ACADVER 1 AC1006 9 $UCSORG ...
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digital elevation model data help?

I know little about geographic data. I am trying to get a file of elevation data for the United Kingdom so that I can import it into a CAD program and convert it to an *.stl or *.dxf format. I ...
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DXF (points and lines) in QGIS - Doesn't import z coordinates

Trying to get to grips with QGIS, coming from a MapInfo and Civil3D background. I have a DXF file with points (X,Y,Z) and lines. I want to open this in QGIS and use the interpolate plugin to create ...
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arcpy memory error while using ExportCAD_conversion

I try to convert CSV point data to DXF CAD data. CSV file has about 270,000 points. I searched this issue and it is because ArcGIS is 32bit, and Background Processing Tool 64bit software is required ...
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DXF export from QGIS is not exporting all features

I'm trying to export multiple layers from QGIS 2.18 to DXF format for opening in CAD. I am using the native DXF Exporter (Project -> DXF Export). Here are the parameters I'm setting: And the result ...
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Distortion when exporting from QGIS to DXF?

I'm rather new in the GIS world, and I'm having a weird problem that I have no idea how to solve. I received a GIS map and I wanted to export one of the layers as DXF; I selected the correspondent ...
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Creating separate dxf file for each ArcSDE featureclass with FME 2017? [duplicate]

I am having problems creating separate dxf files for my sde Featureclasses with fme2017. I am not a CAD user but have to export over 200 featureclasses out of my 10.3.1 SDE Database. I have created ...
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QGIS -> Add VectorLayer DXF import fails: “invalid”

Trying to import a DXF file with Add VectorLayer is resulting in the error "not a valid or recognized data source." Here is the DXF file that gives the error. It is created by exporting from ...
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Exporting linework layer with 'altitude' attribute in QGIS to DXF with lines raised in z according to altitude attribute?

I have contours which I have brought into QGIS from a GEOjson - the lines have an attribute of 'altitude'. I want to export these contour lines as a DXF with the lines raised in the zplane according ...
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by 3d dxf to shp with field height [closed]

I have a question from a DXF file " topographic precision 3 cm " with 3d polylines to get one shp line with information 3d is possible?
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PyQGIS QgsDxfExport() not exporting Labels?

I'm using python to export all layers within each layer group out to a single DXF. Effectively replicating the Export Project to DXF... option in the Import / Export menu. The code exports all layers ...
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Converting DXF to KML with ogr2ogr

I want to convert DXF from AutoCAD to KML. It works but the coordinates don't come out right when I compare them to a KML produced with global_mapper and consequently it is shifted some when uploading ...
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Converting CorelDraw to AutoCAD?

I'm trying to convert cdr. (CorelDraw) to dxf. (AutoCad) for use in ArcMap, but new converted dxf file is not same as cdr. There is missing colors inside all polygons (polygons have only colored ...
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Convert shapefile to DXF using ogr2ogr?

I want to convert shapefile with/without EPSG Code to DXF format. I've tried following commands ogr2ogr -f DXF output.dxf -t_srs EPSG:2004 stations.shp ogr2ogr -f DXF output.dxf stations.shp But ...
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Convert DXF file to RasterLayer

I am an R user and have a .dwg file of city buildings that I wish to transform into a RasterLayer using the heights as elevation data. The metadata for the DXF file states: DXF File Metadata: ...
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Chinese encoding problem in ogr2ogr from DXF file to GeoJSON?

I have a dxf format file named test.dxf which has some Chinese characters inside. I tried to transform it to GeoJSON file using ogr2ogr -f GeoJSON test.geojson test.dxf and returned GeoJSON showing ...
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Using QGIS or GRASS API in custom application

I've already read in this link that is not possibile to use QGIS or other GIS application API (GRASS, ArcGIS) without rebuild all libraries into my custom code. First I would like to know if that ...