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Dxf2Shp Converter Plugin

The dxf2shape converter plugin can be used to convert vector data from DXF to shapefile format. It requires the following parameters to be specified before running:


Dxf2Shape Converter Plugin

  • Input DXF file: Enter the path to the DXF file to be converted.
  • Output Shp file: Enter desired name of the shapefile to be created.
  • Output file type: Specify the geometry type of the output shapefile. Currently supported types are polyline, polygon, and point.
  • Export text labels: When this checkbox is enabled, an additional shapefile point layer will be created, and the associated DBF table will contain information about the “TEXT” fields found in the DXF file, and the text strings themselves.

Using the Plugin

  1. Start QGIS, load the Dxf2Shape plugin in the Plugin Manager (see The Plugins Dialog) and click on the dxf2shpConverter Dxf2Shape Converter icon, which appears in the QGIS toolbar menu. The Dxf2Shape plugin dialog appears, as shown in Figure_dxf2shape.
  2. Enter the input DXF file, a name for the output shapefile and the shapefile type.
  3. Enable the checkbox Export text labels checkbox if you want to create an extra point layer with labels.
  4. Click [OK].