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I am trying to find out if there is any software or plugin/code that I can bundle that will take a shapefile and export it to a CAD file with CAD blocks generated so our CAD mappers can just move the blocks and finalize the drawing.

For example, I have the following data in the shapefile:

lat
long
detail1
detail2
detail3
...

I want to have it output:

detail1
detail2
datail3

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What software are you using? If you're using QGIS or another open source product you're probably out of luck, DWG isn't well supported in open source yet, but DXF is. –  HeyOverThere Apr 19 '13 at 15:58
    
I was looking for more of a package the I could include that would allow me to distribute to the user and I could script or write a small program to generate the CAD file. –  jfftck.work Apr 22 '13 at 12:27

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FME can do Shape to AutoCAD Blocks

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This was modified (for FME 2013) from the original on FMEPedia

http://fmepedia.safe.com/articles/How_To/Creating-AutoCAD-Blocks-with-FME

Product: FME Desktop http://www.safe.com/fme/fme-technology/fme-desktop/overview/

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I was looking for more of a package the I could include that would allow me to distribute to the user and I could script or write a small program to generate the CAD file. –  jfftck.work Apr 22 '13 at 12:26
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FME server can be used to generate this on a web browser with the user not needing any knowledge of the workflow. safe.com/fme/fme-technology/fme-server/overview –  Mapperz Apr 22 '13 at 13:25

Have you try "Export to CAD" tool in ArcGIS Toolboxes ?

You can delete lat long in shapefile then use "Export to CAD".

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I was looking for more of a package the I could include that would allow me to distribute to the user and I could script or write a small program to generate the CAD file. –  jfftck.work Apr 22 '13 at 12:27

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