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Offset series of points perpendicular to a line with anothe 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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How to convert cad file to kml file [closed]

how to convert Autocad file which contains Indian co-ordinates to kml or kmz file so that we can plot it on Google earth
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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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How to Reproject a DWG file?

I've been asked this question by a friend of mine, and from my experience with Autocad (which is rather small), I can't remember if the software supports reprojecting layers from a projection/datum to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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QGIS Export section from raster to AutoCAD

QGIS Windows 7 I have a raster which displays the flood depth over my site. What i would like to do export to AutoCAD an outline (maybe as a polygon or line) of the sections of the raster which are ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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AutoCad Line generation from csv script

I have the coordinates of a start point, from that start point I captured the angles from a traverse boundary and distances to multiple other points. How can I set up a csv file that when I run in ...
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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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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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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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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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Infrastructure map server 2013 (mapguide) - tune up Maximum threads in pool

I am trying to tune up Map server 2013 (mapguide) performance. What is the optimal number of Maximum threads in pool for administrative, client and site properities form a) 4 cores machine b) 8 cores ...
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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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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 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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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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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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How to import PDF which has vector format into QGIS's vector layer? [duplicate]

I know the way to convert an ordinary raster pdf into QGIS. But is it possible to import a pdf which preserved the vector format (e.g. the pdf files exported by AutoCAD) to QGIS's vector layer?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Arcv2CAD for QGIS plugin?

I'm wondering if there's a QGIS plugin to do what Arcv2CAD does: export a shape file to DXF with options to include attributes as CAD object attributes or a layer of labels. My current experience ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to locate a point on google maps/earth using cadastral maps in Kenya

I'm an architect, so not too well versed with all this datum/transformation talk. My little problem: i want to be able to enter a position using UTM or deg/sec/min coordinates into google earth and ...