[gdal-dev] writing DWG/DXF

Sunburned Surveyor sunburned.surveyor at gmail.com
Thu Mar 18 11:20:34 EDT 2010

I meant to say "have the attribute values of the feature as the
attributes of the blcok."

Sorry about that.


On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 8:19 AM, Sunburned Surveyor
<sunburned.surveyor at gmail.com> wrote:
> You could create each feature as a block, and then have the attributes
> of the feature as the block.
> The other way is to create text entities in your DXF file with the
> values of the attribute. Both of these solutions are possible, but I'm
> sure would require some extra programming.
> My CAD web page lists a couple of other free CAD program/viewers you
> can use to test your DXF files:
> http://www.redefinedhorizons.com/community_cad.html
> Landon
> On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 3:47 AM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Andreas Neumann wrote:
>>> yes - it is a read/write driver.
>> I have meanwhile checked out and tried it successfully. My use case is
>> taking shape files with geodata (road networks, railway, land use etc) and
>> converting them to DXF for a client of mine. I created a set of DXF files
>> from my shapes and checked them in QCAD.
>> Sadly I only get geometries, no extra attributes ("DXF layer does not
>> support arbitrary field creation."). I can work around this by creating one
>> shape file for every type of feature, but I'll never get something like
>> street names that way.
>>> There will be further work on this provider. If you (or someone else)
>>> would have some money for improvements it would help as well.
>> Is not being able to convert something like a street name a fundamental
>> problem of DXF, or is this something that could be implemented for a client
>> willing to part with some money?
>> Bye
>> Frederik
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