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    Question:

    How do you export Labels from a QGIS Layer into AutoCAD?

     

    Answer:

    GIS Layers can be exported from QGIS as .DXF files and then opened into CAD.

    However, to successfully export the Labels for a GIS file, you need to do the export from the PROJECTS menu in QGIS. Follow the steps below to successfully export Labels into CAD.

    1 – Open your GIS Layer into QGIS and apply the Labels that you require. For example here we have the County Name showing for the County Layer in QGIS.

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    2 – From the Project Menu choose > Import / Export > Export Project to DXF….

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    In the Export as DXF options, choose SAVE AS and save the QGIS Project as a .DXF file with a relevant name.

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    Leave the other settings as default, although you may wish to tick to force 2D output.

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    Then press OK and the .DFX file will be generated.

     

    3 – Once you have exported the QGIS Project as a .DXF, open AutoCAD and simply choose to Add the .DXF file into your Drawing.

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    Once added the .DXF layer shows the Counties Geometry and the Labels that were displayed within QGIS.

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