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Can I use .crd and .dwg files as QGIS data sources?

I want to use my autocad files(.dwg) and my field files (.crd), and want to know if they are compatible with qgis.
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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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Drawing arcs in AutoCAD

My question is extremely basic but has been causing me a headache. I wish to draw a shape that looks like the following shape: I have very exact widths of each of the arcs in mind, and a constant ...
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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 anyone has experience to convert raster image to autocad 3d format, stl, vrml or any other ...
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DWG to shapefile?

How to convert AutoCAD (DWG) file to shapefile (SHP)? if I check in the export option, there is no option for converting the acad file shape, what is the use of converting the data to shape?
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Area of parcel on Autocad is deferent from ArcGIS and we need to rectify ArcGIS Area Calculations

I have a problem with the built in Area calculation field in ArcGIS and in Autocad map 3d area for the same feature. The issue happened specifically when using Arcs (Curves) . The scenario is we have ...
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Error when export to CAD file

I'm using ArcGis 10.0. While output is faulty cad file public static void *convertGdb2Cad*(IFeatureClass fromFile, string toFile) { Geoprocessor GP = new Geoprocessor(); ...
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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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Creating custom CRS based on local project parameters in QGIS?

I'm having trouble creating custom proj4 CRS files to work with existing .shp files on local project coordinates. (Local in that the coordinates are relative only to themselves and not the 'real ...
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Update AutoCAD 2015 custom drawing property fields from ArcGIS Shapefile

I need to update AutoCAD 2015 custom drawing property fields from a GIS point dataset shapefile format (in ArcGIS). I would like to do this for an AutoCAD template as project work starts. I have ...
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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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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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Exporting issue with colours in AutoCAD Civil 3D

I hope someone can tell me what's going on here. On the left is what the image looks like in CAD and on the right is the result when I export to pdf format. I also get the same color results when I ...
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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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Discrepancy between CAD and GIS route lengths

I have imported a route from AutoCAD which is marked every kilometre and converted it into a shapefile. I put markers every 100 m using X-Tools. There is a difference between the two sets of markers, ...
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Converting Shapefile to Autocad

I am Trying to export from shapefile to autocad. But it is not converted correctly. My labels are not shown.
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Export 3D data dxf file problems with elevation value

I have the problem that i can´t export a shp file into DXF and include the eleveation value I make all the procedure explane on "export 3D data dxf file 4" but each time I have the folow error: ...
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Converting 3d images in meters to feet when exported to dxf

In QGIS 2.10, I am using the raster calculator to convert a metric elevated raster to feet and then create 2 foot contours (no problem). But when I dxf it out and put it in CAD, I can get the contours ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 import AutoCAD .dwg files as overlay on map in Drupal (using OpenLayers)

I am using OpenLayers on my Drupal site. The request is to import AutoCAD .dwg files as an overlay to maps on the site. Is this possible and how? I found the OpenLayers Editor for Drupal, am I on the ...
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How does Arbitrary Coordinate System in QGIS work?

I have got the drill hole data, which needs to be geo-referenced based on non-earth coordinates system (with no datum, ellipsoid information defining through Custom CRS). Could any one explained me ...
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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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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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DWG to SHP - suddenly a huge ammount of data in one file

I converted four DWG-Files with ArcMap to SHP. Suddenly one data had a huge ammount of data: file 1: DWG: 4,5 MB ----> SHP. 9,7 MB file 2: DWG: 12,7 MB --> SHP: 110 MB (!) file 3: DWG: 3,4 MB ...
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Qgis 2.14. How to export color of polygon?

I use Qgis 2.14. I have some problem with export .dgn to shp. Qgis appropriates random colors to my polygons after export. Somebody knows how i can export original color of my Autocad dgn?
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Dividing a shape in equal pieces?

I have data in Autocad. As you can see there's a buffer (purple) inside of the blue shape, I want to divide the blue shape to small equal pieces that have the same surface area. What I'm looking for ...
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Converting Titleblock from AutoCad .dwg into template for ArcMap Layout view?

We have a company standard template for figures in a CAD .dwg file, it is in paper-space (equivalent to layout view) in the CAD file. I would like to use the template without having to re-create it ...
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Converting AutoCAD Map 3D file to M4 readable format?

Is there an easy way to convert an AutoCAD file to something so that it can be put in M4 and work? I know that one can export from M4 to shapefiles and then import those in to AutoCAD but I wasn't ...
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Autocad Revit to Arcmap workflows

I am currently working on my dissertation with BIM to GIS workflows, specifically at this stage Revit to ArcMap. Through importing to ArcMap with .DXF (without the use of FME or similar) the BIM ...
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Annotation Conversion from into .shp file with appropriate Fonts Format in attribute table

My Drawing file (.dwg file) is contained with Annotation with Gujarati Text in many type of fonts(eg. Gujarati Saral, Nilkanth, Shruti...). After Conversion of Annotation to .shp file, Attributes are ...
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Shift in Feature Service within AutoCAD Since AGS 10.3 Upgrade

We use custom projections in ArcGIS for AutoCAD within which feature service displayed perfectly prior to our upgrade from AGS 10.1 to 10.3. For instance, our users have working drawing in which they ...
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Pulling the building from ground to roof

I use Microstation v8. I have to make a building (solid) from existing property register (on the base level) cut on the top by the roof (which I have already). To sum up - I own the property register ...
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Georeferencing CAD drawing with 1 control point

I am a newbie in AutoDesk AutoCAD 2015 and have a problem at hand. I have a drawing which has a known Universal Transvers Mercator based control point but for the drawing to be georeferenced in ...
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What are the main issues of creating DXF not from Autodesk Products?

We are trying to work on a project, and the requirements for delivering the product to the company is in DXF files because they use Autocad and we should meet their standards. On the other hand we ...
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Is it possible to save a dxf in memory

Following on from my question here, when I run the ExportToCAD tool arcpy.ExportCAD_conversion(listOfLayers, formatRelease, location + fileFormat, "Ignore_Filenames_in_Tables", ...
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leica-geo-office unable to export shapefiles without freezing

I’m trying to export shapefiles from leica geo-office to AutoCAD. LGO keeps freezing up whenever it opens a navigation window. Such as when trying to choose the path to save the Fieldwork Report or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...