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hi i'm having a difficulty in converting shapefiles to cad file. i'm currently using the ArcGIS 9.3.1 version and i tried to convert it using the toolbox>conversion tool>to cad>export to cad....the conversion was partly successful but then it doesn't have any attributes when i tried to open it in ArcMap. When i try to open it in Autocad i can't see a thing... how can i resolve this? thank you.

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i'm also trying to convert it using qgis...but i failed...please help me.. – leslie Jul 10 '13 at 3:29

Please try following steps. According to the question I think that you want to convert shape files to CAD format.

In ArcGIS :

Under Output Type please

select the appropriate CAD format

and then try.

Click here for the steps.


I think its not possible and dont know which version you are using . Please go through this similar question

Let us know if you have any questions

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thank you for the answer but still i came up with the same output.actually i already tried all the output cad format but still there's no attributes/data. my ArcGIS 9.3.1 is a licensed i still have to use certain extensions to include the attributes in converting it to cad format? – leslie Jul 10 '13 at 6:00
@leslie Not sure do you have data inter-interoperability extension?Try to convert different shape file OR split shape file data--convert to cad file--then attach the data externally to cad file..hope it works for you.. – Sunil Jul 10 '13 at 7:22

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