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How do I import AutoCAD [DWG] drawings to QGIS [SHP] using the right CRS settings?

We did some topographical surveys in Indonesia which are drawn in AutoCAD. It's our aim to publish them with QGIS and its webclient. I thought the best way is to georeference the data in AutoCAD ...
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How to define coordinate system and geographic transformation for a CAD drawing?

I am a GIS guy and I occasionally work with CAD files as well. Now I need to know how I can define a coordinate system and a geographic transformation for a CAD Drawing. According to ESRI: "You can ...
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Importing AUTOCAD .dwg to Arcgis Symbols

My client has some symbol drawn in autocad.. they are saved in .dwg files. How can I import them into ArcGIS symbols? I have FME 2013, I am not sure if that helps.
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ArcMap 10.1 convert layer to CAD - clipping only desired area to send out to DWG

Is there a way to covert a layer to DWG such that only the desired area of the layer is exported out to a DWG? My issue is that the layer (parcels) contains all parcels for an entire county, so it is ...
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How to properly assign spatial reference to converted AutoCAD data?

I know this is a frequent problem, I myself confronted with this problem many times, yet somehow each Autocad dataset I received is different (although they're from the same area). To some data, the ...
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How to add georeferenced TIFF to AutoCAD 2010

I have a ~6GB georeferenced (from ArcGIS) .TIFF satellite image that a colleague wishes to add to AutoCAD 2010. He wants it as a base layer for digitising features from. I have searched forums but ...
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Autocad Civil Surface creation problem

I'm trying to create a new surface in Autocad Civil 2012. I have elevations for a landfill, and it seems like I'm following all the correct steps. But when I check the surface out under Surface ...
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How can I import AutoCAD 3D solids into ArcGIS?

I have an AutoCAD drawing that contains contours and 3D solids. I am able to import the contours (which i don't need) but not the 3D solids (which I do need). I understand ArcGIS does not support ...
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Why would a map lost the coordinate system when I use it in ArcGis?

I have a file in AutoCad with ETRS89 coordinates, and when I use the same map in ArcGIS it loses coordinates. With other files do not happen.
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How to convert Layout View to DXF or DWG?

How can I convert Layout View to a DXF or DWG format? I have tried the PDF way i.e. Export to PDF Convert from PDF to DWG using PDF2cad It was not a great experience because the DWG does not ...
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How to convert AutoCAD file to Shapefile for map from ArcGIS API 3.2 for JavaScript?

I have an AutoCAD file that I want to convert to Shapfile to appear in a map by API for JavaScript in .net. What do I do?
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DXF created by QGIS crashes Autocad [duplicate]

This is slightly complicated. I have a dxf created by autocad which seems to have been corrupted. It will not open in AutoCAD. However, it opens in QGIS. I tried selecting the file in QGIS and ...
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CAD Contour Lines to ArcGIS Attributed Polylines

I'm having a 'CAD to GIS' issue. I have a dwg file which contains large number of contour lines that have been split by labels. I need to import the contour lines from CAD to GIS so that they contain ...
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How to affine in Autocad Map 3D 2010

We have several DWG files that we would like to use as Layers in GeoServer. Therefore, what is needed is to specify the coordinate of a certain point, rotate and scale the drawing prior to exporting ...
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How to close multipart polyline gaps in ArcMap

I have a multiple multipart contour lines that originally came from CAD drawing. I converted these into a polyline shapefile in ArcGIS. The issue I have is with gap in each contour lines that are ...
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How can I use QGIS to convert points with elevations to DXF?

I'm trying to convert points (with their elevations) into a dxf file for use in AutoCAD LT. I've tried "save as" to dxf for the layer, which appears to almost work...the dxf has x and y location ...
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Advice on which version of AutoCAD to purchase

I am starting a consulting agengy and I need to determine what my best interests are regarding the purchase of AutoCAD software. I have great faith in the more reputable users on this site, and I'm ...
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I exported a DXF from QGIS, but it won't open in AutoCAD

I'm new in QGIS and here is my problem: I exported a DXf from QGIS by right-clicking on the layer. Then tried to open in AutoCAD 2000. That did not work. AutoCAD gave a failure-message: Unknown ...
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How much CAD experience for the GIS Professional?

As a GIS Professional, one is often expected to have experience with CAD (i.e. AutoCAD, Microstation) to the extent that they can integrate CAD data into GIS workflows and datasets. However, I often ...
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Advice regarding set up of GIS/CAD directories [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best practices for managing geospatial data I'm seeking input on the most practical way to set up a directory system for AutoCAD and GIS projects. I want a basic folder ...
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How to georeference CAD drawings without preserving aspect ratio?

I have a CAD drawing (DWG) format that I would like to georeference to my basemaps that are projected in UTM coordinates. This drawing is done to scale without any geographic referencing. In ArcGIS, ...
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How to edit AutoCad coordinate drawing boundaries

How can I edit the Autodesk-AutoCad x and y coordinate surface? I would like it to have a larger coordinate boundary than the default...
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How to display Hidden Linetypes properly when printing from AutoCAD?

I want show the pline type in hidden line type but when I change it I cant show it in printed paper, if I explode it the line are so small that cant show at print, so I want to change the pline to ...
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How to convert from dgn to shp or dwg files?

I am a frequent recipient of microstation dgn files and don't like it because I don't have software to convert it to autocad. I do have ARCVIEW, but I can't edit the files. I have tried other open ...
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Using a CAD template in ArcGIS?

Is there a simple way to create a "CAD template" for map outputs from ArcGIS as in the image below: I'd like to create a standard template and then populate some simple 'fields' with map ...
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3d arcgis raster .tiff image to CFD software

i am trying to export 3d raster image prepared in arcgis to cfd package such as Fluent. I was wondering if any one has experience to convert raster image to autocad 3d format, stl, vrml or any other ...
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How do I extract text from dwg?

I'm trying to convert data from an AUtoCad Civil 3d drawing to a text format to use in ArcGIS. Each dwg has coordinate and text information that I would like to use for point location and attributes. ...
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Add CAD Drawing Dataset into ArcMap using Python

I am trying to add an CAD Drawing Dataset into ArcMap using Python. Question is how to add a Auto-CAD .dwg file to ArcMap using Python Normally comes in as CAD file within a Group layer with: ...
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Free AutoCAD blocks

I'm looking to tap into the AutoCAD knowledge base on this site. I conducted a quick Goolgle search for free AutoCAD blocks, and it returned 762,000 hits. Certainly, I can find several viable ...
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Converting map coordinates using AutoCad to Excel sheet

I have some maps of pieces of lands and I want to convert the coordinates to excel sheet I want to arrange the data like this in the excel sheet: land number( the pink number in the pic) ...
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Import shapefile in CAD

I'm trying to import shapefiles into a DWG using diferent layers names and during my web search I found this post. I know you did this 2 years ago but my problem is very similar and I wonder if you ...
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How to handle AutoCAD Map to QGIS workflow?

I’m looking for some assistance and like many here, I am pretty much a GIS novice. I’m working on a project to map our local cemetery (about 40 acres), locating sections, lots, and graves, etc. I ...
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How to do spatial join in autocad without Map3d?

My colleague tells me (vaguely) that spatial join is possible in standard versions of autocad using reference manager and xref. Does anyone know how to do this? Or if not, how to do a spatial join ...
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Is it possible to import an autocad feature to a feature layer without exporting to .shp/.dwg

Does anyone know if it is possible to import a feature (point, line or polygon) drawn in Autocad directly to a feature layer in ArcMap, so in essence a "feature sucker", rather then exporting the ...
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Underground Utility using Arcgis

Which software can I use for mapping of underground utilities? I am using GRED for marking of utilities & then transferring it to AutoCAD. Now I would like to load this AutoCAD file into a GIS. ...
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How to change DXF unit by Python 2.6

I have a bunch of DXF files to import into ArcGIS 10 but they are all in mm. However I need to change the unit to Meter and to do this I have to open AutoCAD to do it each time. Can anyone help to ...
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Shapefile attributes to Autocad Annotation

How can I export the attribute information for the shapefile/feature class to Autocad Annotation/Text. I'm able to export the shapefile to autocad but unable to get the attributes in annotation. Need ...
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Automated correction of parcel geometry based on area measure?

i have a set of parcels in DWG file and i have the areas that should be in these parcels in an excel file, so i have to modify each parcel to match the area specified in the excel file with a moving ...
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Cutting (Exporting) TIF images from WMS in ArcGIS 10 to use in AutoCad

The "ArcGIS for AutoCad" tool with WMS keeps giving FDO errors and is unreliable so we have procedure for putting cropped raster (TIF images) from ArcGIS into AutoCAD that has been used for years. We ...
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Does ArcGIS 10 have a “Match Properties” tool like AutoCAD

My question is short-and-sweet.. I have text, pointers & lines to be added to a series of maps. ** Creating spatial data via an edit session is not an option ** This project is HUGE, and ...
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Last edited information missing when used QGIS - Dxf to Shp

I am doing as constructed drawings which require the information to be in a GIS system and more specifically drainage as constructed drawings. I must have a separate file for Pipes and Pits. First I ...
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How to export a shapefile from ArcGIS 10 into Autodesk Ecotect?

I am trying to export a shapefile from ArcGIS 10 into Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2011 for solar analysis. I have a shapefile with polygons, and the heights of buildings is stored in the attribute ...
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Any issues in converting a AutoCAD 2010 DWG to FeatureClass?

I have a small .NET script that uses ArcObjects such as CADtoFeatureClass to convert DWG files to ESRI FeatureClasses. This standalone program has been working great with DWGs created in previous ...
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dwg from ArcGIS to Autocad 2012

I haven't used CAD in years and am quite rusty about its features. But a client who uses CAD has been experiencing difficulty lining up *dwg files exported from ArcGIS in their CAD workspace. How can ...
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Can Civil 3D reproject shapefiles?

Sorry to ask, but I just don't have time for help menus this week. That said, does anyone know if CAD is capable of re-projecting shapefiles? I find myself in a situation whereby I may have to use ...
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Setting units in CAD

I'm really stuck today!! I need my "units" set in CAD to reflect a "compass". I need the bearings I enter to reflect a complete circle with North being 0/360d, East being 90d, South being 180d and ...
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Contours exported from ArcGIS to DXF yield an extremely large file. Is there an alternative?

I am exporting elevation contours from ArcGIS to a DXF file so that I can FTP the result to another office. The resulting file is extremely large. When export the same contours to a shapefile (from ...
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GRASS v.out.dxf 3D into AutoCAD

So continuing with my last question (Create 3D dxf with OGR) I have decided to give the GRASS option a go. I have imported my polylines into GRASS using v.in.ogr and converted them to 3D using ...
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What is the use of Autocad Map 3D, if we have ArcGIS?

i am jaison. What is the actual use of autocad map 3d? It seems that arcgis has many tools for analysis. Is there any other advantage in using autocad map 3d? Waiting for your valuable ...
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Free Alternative to AutoCAD Map

I would like to know if there are any free (for commercial use) software packages that roughly correlate to the functionality in AutoCAD Map. Specifically, I am looking for something that is: ...