Layername based on DBF field value

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Sometimes you want a field in the DBF file to give the name of the SHP object in the DXF file. You can do that by following the arrows below:

 

Base-SHP-Object-On-DBF-Layer

When you click on Layer Settings... (having made sure that the combo box above is set to DBF Field Value) you'll get a dialog which allows you to choose which field the layer name will be picked from:

 

Choosing-layer-names-for SHP-DXF-files

 

With this Australian example SA4_NAME11 will create layers in different colors as shown below:

 

Australian-Shape-File-Varying-Layers

 

 

See also: Layername based on elevation.