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Keeping layer name when exporting to CAD?

I am trying to export selected features from layers from SDE into a DXF using python, but it does not retain the layer name. But if I do it manually using the ArcToolbox tool, it does work. Example ...
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Contours Export Flat

Im am trying to export my contours from ArcMap to AutoCad from a .tiff. I am able to get the contours extracted and opened in AutoCad but they come out flat. I made sure I was inserting the correct ...
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cutting contour lines over raster (building) areas

I am looking to cut the contours in ArcMap and /or AutoCAD so they don't pass through buildings or roads. Is there a process or code to do this, so it doesn't have to be done manually? Also, looking ...
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Procedure putting online a graveyard in a GIS

I would appreciate some advice. I’m not an expert in GIS but recently I studied a bit, came on different sites. Among others QGIS, MangoMap, ArcGIS, … etc A group of 6 small towns in Belgium wants to ...
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How to define layer in QGis like in AutoCad?

I have imported a dxf file into QGis. While the importing processes split my dxf file into three layers - Point, Linestring and Polygon, which are different from the layer in AutoCad. I found the ...
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CAD line drawing to GIS polygons pt II

I'm a (reasonably) proficient GIS user (mostly QGIS, but some Arc GIS) who has been thrown the conundrum of converting/importing CAD urban planning drawings (2D drawings produce in AutoCAD 2014) to ...
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CAD line drawing to GIS polygons

I'm a (reasonably) proficient GIS user (mostly QGIS, but some Arc GIS) who has been thrown the conundrum of converting/importing CAD urban planning drawings (2D drawings produce in AutoCAD 2014) to ...
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Different projections in the same shapefile

I was just wondering if it was possible to change the projection of only certain objects in a shapefile, while the others remain the same. I have to insert points onto a map, and some of them are in a ...
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Can I use custom icon in QGIS?

Some custom icons created in AutoCAD maps turns into dots on QGIS. Can I use a custom icon On the QGIS or a custom icon in AutoCAD can be displayed correctly on QGIS?
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Systematic inaccuracy in QGIS shape area

I’m trying to find out why I get different area figure in QGIS than in AutoCAD when I’m using the same shape file? What I did is I drew a shape in AutoCAD, imported it in QGIS and used the field ...
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when displaying shp file some layers lost in QGIS

When the export dxf file from autocad to turn dxf files into shp file and then displayed in QGIS , ask why some layers lost. These layers are massive icons . For example, the icon of the valve .
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Export georeferenced image from AutoCAD to GIS?

I have an AutoCAD .dwg file that was assembled from scanned maps and is georeferenced. I would like to export it to use as a raster in ArcGIS. What file format should I use, that can be opened in ...
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What is a proxy entity (AcDb Zombie Entity) and how are they introduced into a file?

I am doing some transformation and translation of a few DWGs using FME desktop and I received this error, AutoCAD proxy entity type 'AcDbZombieEntity' not supported. Some preliminary research ...
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Trying to export stacked text to CAD using ArcGIS 10.2

I've been experiencing some unwanted results when trying to export stacked text to CAD using ArcGIS 10.2 for desktop. With the Export to CAD tool I can easily export polygons. However, I'm also trying ...
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Add CAD feature class to Arcgis using arcpy

I'm trying to add a CAD layer (point, polyline, annotation...etc) into ArcMap by python code, i'm using Arcgis 10.1, IDLE(Python 2.7), I faced many codes but they all gives errors, so i'm blocked ...
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Working with AutoCAD Layers in ArcMap

I am following the ArcGis10.0 desktop help to bring cad data into ArcMap but I'm having trouble accessing the Autocad layers set up in the Autocad file. I am: using the add data to reference in the ...
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how to convert shp and gis line and raster data to autocad (dwg or dxf) in QGIS or GRASS

I am trying to find out which is best free GIS program with ability to convert shp and line and raster files to files suitable for autocad (e.g. dwg and dxf). I have QGIS and GRASS. I get an error ...
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AutoCAD dimensions units

Not sure if this question belongs (Please tell me if it isn't) I have an AutoCAD drawing that is in centimeters, and every time I insert a dimension, it appears in centimeters (which makes sense ...
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How to use blocks in AutoCAD [closed]

It is easy to make blocks in AutoCAD. I can make AutoCAD blocks bu symply using block command. But I can't use the blocks. I can't insert the blocks that I made. What should I do?
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Volume calculations in ArcMap 10.1 vs AutoCad Civil3d?

I created a surface and used 3d analyst to calculate the volume. Then used the same data in Civil 3d and calculated a volume. The answers were different and I am wondering which one is more accurate?
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How do I make arcpy exclude frozen / off layers while importing a DWG file?

I'm attempting to update existing GIS feature classes (SDE) using master AutoCAD files but end up importing ALL features present in the AutoCAD drawing regardless of the visibility settings (frozen / ...
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Rotate symbol base on polyline angle

I am using AcadMap to bring in .shp files for polylines. I have AutoCAD tickmark block at midpoint but it is at 0 degrees (straight up). Is there any way to rotate block angle to match polyline ...
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Export PostGIS line to AutoCAD with graphical direction information

Some time ago I managed to export from PostgreSQL to AutoCAD DXF format a line (LINESTRING) using ogr2ogr program with a PostgreSQL Query, and it works (I can visualise it by the QuantumGIS). Now I ...
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Can i combine DXF, Google Earth Models, Shape Files and Rasters in QGIS?

I'm an architect, trying to bring a number of data sets together for use in a CAD package (AutoCAD). I have some georeferenced images (.jpg, .jgw.), Some model files downloaded from GoogleEarth (.kml ...
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How to preserve arc linetype when exporting from .dwg to ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a closed polyline in a .dwg that I need to export to a feature class as a polygon. The polyline is composed of straight segments as well as arcs. The arcs, however, get converted to many ...
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How to get a contourline shape into ArcGIS or QGIS from an AutoCAD file

My question this time is about a request. I need to create an elevation profile and I know I can do that in QGIS 2.4.0 or ArcGIS 10.2. But first I need elevation data, information that is in AutoCAD ...
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Define line height for features in Autocad Map

What is the procedure to assign a specific lineheight to a feature in Autocad Map. I understood the style definition but I can only assign a thickness between 0 and 5 instead I want a specific height ...
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Converting table drawn as annotation in AutoCAD to format suitable to link attributes to cables in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am working on cables and each cable has attributes. I want to link these attributes to the cables in ArcGIS for Desktop. When I open these cables in AutoCAD it appears that their attributes are ...
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Best practices for sharing feature classes between different geodatabases

We're starting to work on different projects. All of them have their own data and classes but some of them are common (ex. parcels, traffic, road definition, etc.). What are the best practices for ...
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How to insert georeferenced PNG into correct location in AutoCAD Map3D?

I have a PNG of building plans that I will need to digitize in AutoCAD Map3D. I have georeferenced the PNG in ArcGIS, which has produced a world file (.pgwx) in the same directory in which the image ...
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Why are some CAD lines invisible in ArcMap?

Why am I unable to see certain line features in certain DWG or DXF files in ArcMap? I've tried changing the symbology, converting the files (with Autodesk TrueView) to various iterations of the DWG ...
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Creating a DEM from CAD contour polylines

Is it at all possible generate a digital elevation model raster from CAD contour polylines with elevations? I am using straight AutoCAD 2014, not Map3D or Civil3D. I was able to bring the dxf of ...
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Correcting coordinates of CAD drawing imported into ArcGIS?

I am having some issues with some CAD drawings that I have imported to ArcGIS. I have a number of CAD drawings where by the features within the drawing have an error in their coordinates. For example, ...
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Is there a way to render/show ACAD drawing in ArcMap correctly?

I would like to extract only certain lines from an ACAD drawing but it seems that a lot of lines are being dropped when the dwg drawng is viewed and rendered in ArcMap. (see below) Is it possible to ...
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Symbolizing File Geodatabase feature class with Layer File created from AutoCAD drawing?

I received an autocad drawing file which I converted into feature classes with the CAD to Geodatabase tool. I would like to symbolize the exported data in ArcMap the same way it was symbolized in ...
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Export WMS-layer to dwg or dxf

Is it possible to export a WMS-layer to dwg or dxf. I would like to use lines, circles etc. in Autocad, but i can't find out if it is possible?
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Exporting SHP files into Autocad readeable files

I have a full water supply network drawn in a shapefile which I created using Qgis 2.2.0. Now I need to export it into a format that enables me to open it in AutoCAD. I am trying to export it as a dxf ...
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AutoCAD to OSM, lossless

I'm trying to convert AutoCAD 3D data to OSM lossless, or close to lossless. So far, the only way I can see it's possible is to convert from AutoCAD to SVG to OSM, according to OSM's WiKi. Do ...
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SHP to DWF with centerline and annotation (labels) [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to dump a street network (shp) into CAD but also include a text layer for street names (labels). Is this possible? I feel like there is likely an easy solution but I can't seem ...
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Is it possible to create shapefiles in ArcGIS and convert into SpatialNET?

I'm looking at the prospect of working for a client who has implemented a SpatialNET solution. I have never used SpatialNET and primarily have experience with ESRI and Autodesk products. The client ...
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shapefile damaged after editing in ArcMap 10.0 [closed]

I drew a layer on Autocad and exported it to a shapefile. I edited this layer on Arcmap. After editing the layer it is corrupted. I use Shapechk to fix it however I will need to edit plenty of layers ...
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Offset series of points perpendicular to a line with another line as a reference distance

I need to find out how to move/create a series of points which are already on a line perpendicular left or right to intersect with a second line which runs parallel to the first. The distance between ...
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Looking for advice on getting GIS data into existing AutoCAD site survey

I've got a variety of GIS data from Albemarle County in ShapeFile and DWG format. I'm looking to get the topographic layers and property boundaries together with my existing site survey created by a ...
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Programatically export labels to CAD based on another field value

The problem: I have a fairly simple procedure to export both the polyline features (architectural cad layer) and the ID's (attribute fields from polygon features that fill the rooms in another layer) ...
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How to limit number of decimal digits in ArcGIS to have exported file in CAD with same format?

I am supposed to have some numeric values in ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop with 3 decimals Digits and then convert them to Microstation or AutoCAD. I did this Setting using field calculator and 'round' ...
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Finding a Conceptual Site Modeling Software

I've been asked by my company to generate a conceptual site model for a project and I have no clue where to start. The purpose is to show groundwater flow through a few layers of rock either in 2D or ...
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CAD annotation guide lines do not show in Arcmap

When I open a CAD file in Arcmap the annotation's guid lines and arrows linking to feature do not appear. see snapshots below. how can I show thses guides in armap?
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how to fix Autocad file with a field that start with a “ , ”

I have a Autocad DWG file with a field that start with " , "and the table dosent open on arcmap - the error messege is invalid field.and icant export the data to shp file, How can i fix it ? thanks
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Extract ground elevation from a path of lat/lon

I have a set of Lat/Lon points and I'd like to know the actual ground elevation of these points. I have access to Global Mapper, Google Earth, AutoCAD Civil 3D. Could somebody suggest the bets way ...
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Export .mxd to .dxf

Converting a .mxd to .dxf is something we need to do, and we do not only need the layers but also the layout of a map on our .mxd to be transfered to .dxf. I've done some research on the internet but ...