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kml to dxf - Five ways to do that conversion

A long time ago there was a practical application of The friend of Zonums that did this function without much hindrance (kml to dxf). Unfortunately, the friend was very strategic when he created an expiration date, such that when he currently opens it, he says that it is already expired; he is very likely to sell the license ... blah, blah, blah.

Well, what we want is to transform kml files to dxf format to be used by a CAD editor such as AutoCAD or Microstation.

Kml to dxf free First tip: Do not be unfaithful unnecessarily.

Make sure that the program you use does not, so you do not have to resort to an extra application.

  • For the case, manifoldYou just have to call the kml, assign it the projection in which we want to export it and send it to dxf. So simple for $ 245.
  • Equally, another economic option is Global Mapper, Which is worth $ 299.

If these programs are worth less than $ 300 do so easily, it is likely that commercial GIS software you use also, so try first with what you already have.


Kml to dxf freeSecond Tip: Make it easy and without pirating.

In this case, we will do it with gvSIG, taking advantage of it being a free license and anyone who used ArcView 3x should learn to use the basics in a few hours of self-taught passion.

Kml to dxf freeThird tip: Stop reading me, just do it.


Kml to dxf in five steps

1 Open gvSIG

It must be gvSIG 1.9 alpha or higher than build 18, since the previous stable version 1.3 did not open kml files. gvSIG can be Download Of your page, and here I Had compared some of the advantages of this version that we hope soon will graduate as gvSIG 2.0

2. Create a view

Once gvSIG is entered, the “view” option is chosen in the project manager and the create new view button is pressed.

Kml to dxf free

You can give it a name by touching it and with the “rename” button, in my case I have called it “Catastral”. In the properties the desired projection for the view is configured (not for the individual shapes)

3. Open the view

To open the view, double click on it, or touch and press the “open” button on the right panel. This should open the kml layer, according to its characteristics, you can open as many views and layers as you want, as well as the ArcView layers.

Kml to dxf free 4. Open the kml

Kml to dxf free Once the view is opened, the kml is loaded with the button to add layers. The driver type kml is chosen, and the file is searched (it can be kml or kmz).

If you look, it is possible to call dgn, dwg, dxf, shp among others. In the lower part the projection is configured.

Kml to dxf

5. Export it to dxf

To export it, touch the layer, then choose the option "layer / export to" and then choose dxf.

Kml to dxf

It is interesting that gvSIG also makes that conversion from kml to shp and vice versa.

Kml to dxf freeFourth tip: Do not hate your favorite software.

Quietly, these everyday routines are likely to force our large GIS programs to implement their fast functionality.


Other 4 ways to convert kml files to dxf (kml to dxf):

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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  1. Thank you!
    I had some SHP files and finally I could convert them to DXF thanks to this program. I have not yet seen that more possibilities have, as soon as I have time to investigate a little more. For now, super !!!

  2. Hello how are you??
    I have the same problem as mario, I get the following error "Error not captured by the user" and in the layer appears a red sign with cross, the program that I download from the link is a little different, to what I believe is for one upgrade,
    Is there another method ?? Any other program ??

    Thanks and excellent page

  3. Hi how are you doing?
    I have tried to open a kml or kmz without success. when I try it I get the following error message: "Error not captured by the user" and in the details a lot of messages impossible to transcribe.
    What can I be doing wrong?
    Thank you in advance and I await your response.
    Greetings and continue like this.

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