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World DEM vs ASTER Digital Elevation Models accuracy

I use DEM essentially to create surfaces on AutoCAD Civil 3D and then to create terrain profile views. I have been using mainly ASTER imagery from which I extract 2m contour lines in QGis and then ...
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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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.dxf export in QGIS 2.0.1 gives hatches instead of polylines [duplicate]

This may see like a stupid question, but I'm new to QGIS, so please bear with me. I'm having a problem when saving as .dxf. I export a building layer (polygons) as a .dxf file However in AutoCAD it ...
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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 view .dwg group layers in ArcMap? [closed]

I'm trying to view 3 .dwg group layers in ArcMap 10.1. Whenever I add them to the map, I get an error message that says they are missing a spatial reference. That's fine. I'm just trying to view ...
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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 to properly import georeferenced .dxf hatches/polygons into QGIS?

I have a georeferenced AutoCAD-drawing (some district borders I vectorized with Illustrator from a raster image), saved as a 2004 ASCII .dxf-file. When I import the file in QGIS ("Add 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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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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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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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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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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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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Open/Import CityGML in AutoCAD

I have a CityGML file and want to open and further process it in AutoCAD. Any suggestions for a schmoove workflow? For my specific use case, I only need the 2D coordinates of the file's ...
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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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What's an efficient way of detecting road junctions on a map?

I may receive maps from any source for my project, and for the C++ algorithm I'm making, it's imperative for the algorithm to know where road junctions (nodes where more than two road segments meet) ...
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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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Is it possible to connect to an ESRI enterprise geodatabase using Spatial Manager for AutoCAD?

Is it possible to connect to an ESRI enterprise geodatabase that sits on top of a SQL Server 2012, using the AutoCAD plugin Spatial Manager for AutoCAD? In the Spatial Manager specification it is ...
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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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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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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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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 ...