Bug report #14506

save layer as dxf and units

Added by Bernhard Ströbl over 4 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Normal
Assignee:-
Category:Data Provider/OGR
Affected QGIS version:2.14.0 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:22479

Description

Problem description: task is to export a single layer to dxf, CRS of both, the project and the layer is EPSG:25832 (units = metres). Using layer - save as with option dxf results in a dxf file with units = inches (although exported coordinates are EPSG:25832 coordinates, i.e. units should be metres). Digging into this I found this description on the ogr side explainig that the default is English - Inches. To use other units one needs to use a different header file.
IMHO this behaviour is very counterintuitive, leeds to wrong results and is not really solveable from a user's point of view (change the header file being installed with QGIS, or change the resulting dxf with an editor).

I see these possible solutions
  1. delete this option completely as we now have the dxf export function
  2. enable the user to choose a header file and use the default only if left blank
  3. automatically change all units in the resulting dxf file to the ones used in the chosen CRS of the export dialog

I would opt for solution 3 if we do not follow solution 1

History

#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 4 years ago

  • Operating System deleted (any)

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 3 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to High

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 3 years ago

  • Crashes QGIS or corrupts data changed from Yes to No
  • Priority changed from High to Normal

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 3 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No
  • Regression? set to No

#5 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 1 year ago

  • Resolution set to end of life
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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