Bug report #21052

Layer>Save As>Autocad DXF produces DXF that crashes AutoCAD

Added by Alister Hood over 2 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:3.4.3 Regression?:Yes
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:up/downstream
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:28871


Not a problem here in 2.18.23 and 3.2.3, which are using older versions of gdal.

Recent versions here such as 3.4.3, 2.18.27 and 2.18.28 "save as" a dxf that is smaller (8kb vs 21kb for a minimal file), and crashes AutoCAD if someone tries to open it there, although it does load OK into QGIS. Looking at the contents of the dxf it isn't immediately obvious to me exactly what the problem with the dxf is, but I'm no expert.

I guess this could either be due to a change in QGIS that has also been backported, changes required in QGIS for the newer gdal, or an upstream bug...
There is no problem with DXF produced by ogr2ogr.

Tested on Windows with AutoCAD 2019 and 2017.
Attached are some examples.

2.18.27.dxf (7.53 KB) Alister Hood, 2019-01-21 06:53 AM

2.18.23.dxf (20.8 KB) Alister Hood, 2019-01-21 06:53 AM

shp.zip (1.55 KB) Alister Hood, 2019-01-21 06:55 AM


#1 Updated by Nyall Dawson over 2 years ago

  • Resolution set to up/downstream
  • Status changed from Open to Rejected

This bug would be a result of the GDAL library upgrade -- can you file it at https://github.com/OSGeo/gdal/issues ?

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