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:
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:
With this Australian example SA4_NAME11 will create layers in different colors as shown below:
See also: Layername based on elevation.