Computer-aided design (CAD),also known as computer-aided drafting (CAD) or computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), is the use of computer systems to assist in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of a design.

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Where can I get the Cadinput plugin for QGIS

From Stackexchange, I got to know that Cadinput plugin could do this work. I need to create a line feature specifying the desired length and bearing in an open source GIS (Preferably QGIS) as in CAD ...
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Georeferencing a CAD file and converting to SHP in ArcGIS without distance distortion

i have a land parcels dwg file in an unknown co-ordinate system and i want to georeference the file in ArcMAp and convert it to shapefile but the problem is that whenever i georef the cad drawings ...
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Maintaining CAD drawings and GDB, best practice

I'm wondering if there is a best practice for maintaining both CAD and ESRI GDB sytems simultaneously? I work for my local municipality and as it is now the Eng Techs update reference drawings in CAD ...
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Contour Creation for Export to CAD including z values using QGIS

I have LiDAR tiles for my appropriate areas where I need to extract the contour and relevant height information for use in flood studies. I am able to draw out the contours from the data, however ...
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Using QGIS2Leaf plugin to export into leaflet but output results into browser crash?

Amateur GIS technician here, Just tried to export my converted cad cities pipelines into a shape files and then export it into leaflet using QGIS2Leaf but the browser crashes before the displaying the ...
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All CAD drawing is one layer and few merged features, and no annotation when opened in ArcGIS

I have a CAD drawing wich openes normally in AutoCAD. Hoevwer when it is opened in ArcGIS to import some data from it all the lines are on the same layer (insert) and all faetures of the similar ...
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Importing ArcGIS and/or CAD template into QGIS print composer…Can it be done?

ArcGIS is used very widely in Environmental consultancy and the print/map templates used for reports are usually passed around in an MXD or CAD file format. Unfortunately we cannot afford ArcGIS and ...
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How to read DGN using GDAL in VB.Net?

Reading a DGN file is a big problem for me. I tried more and more but can't find a way to read a dgn(v8) file by VB.Net. After many search, i found out that GDAL can read and write dgn file, but i 'm ...
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ArcGIS Route Analysis

I have a pipe network that is a imported CAD file converted to lines showing complete runs of pipe in a system. I also have a Access database imported to ArcGIS set up as a relate to my Pipe line ...
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Shifting .dwg file to align with a shapefile

I'm trying to integrate data in a .dwg file collected by surveyors into an ArcView 10.2 project I have projected as NAD83 UTM Zone 10 N. The survey data is in an undefined coordinate system but I ...
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Landform design/3D in ArcMap 10.2

Im a self taught ArcMap user working in a small business, so no one to bounce problems off. My aim is this: I would like to be overlay different surfaces, manipulate them, and display them. The ...
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How can ASTER elevation data be converted to a CAD model

I am trying to convert ASTER elevation data to a 3D CAD model using only opensource software. I have tried using different file formats but I have been unsuccessful. I use QGIS for my GIS work and ...
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Geometric Operations in GIS Systems

I have worked with 2D geometry for CAD - My questions are general and relate to understanding operations on geometric entities (lines). Should geometric operations such as line-line intersection be ...
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Trying to use the “Iterate Datasets” tool with .dwg files

I'm trying to expand on a model created by a co-worker that uses the Point and Polyline CAD feature classes within a .dwg to perform a number of geoprocessing tasks. My goal is to be able to have the ...
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cadtool and spline plugins not working

Am trying to edit a line shapefile using a spline tool in QGIS 2.4.0 .Its drawing but the ok button is inactive. what could be the problem? Generally am trying to create a curved line.
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Exporting selected Features to CAD drawing using ArcObjects and C#?

I'm new to ArcObjects, and I have to export selected features to CAD Drawing using just ArcObjects and C#. The code below works well when I convert to a shapefile ShapeFileWorkspaceFactory, but ...
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Georeferencing CAD Causing Close Out/Shut Down of ArcMap?

I am currently running ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop. I have no other georeferencing issues regarding TIFFs shapefiles, or otherwise. However, when I introduce a CAD (or DWG) file into the map and ...
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CAD to Geodatabase vs Feature Class to Feature Class

I'm trying to convert multiple CAD files, I have suceeded with some (using Feature class to Feature class), however they are not projecting properly, e.g when I set the projection to British National ...
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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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Shifting a CAD file from ATS77 MTM 5 to NAD83 CSRS UTM 20

Looking to make the coordinate system shift in ArcMAP (for Nova Scotia) between ATS77 MTM 5 and NAD83 CSRS...NTv2 file?
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Georeferencing CAD Files and Creating Geodatabase

I'm hoping this is an easy question to answer. I have georefrenced a CAD data set to an orthophoto that was projected in NAD 83, and turned it into a GDB. Even though the GDB is not projected, is ...
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autocad-map of real estates with own coordinate system and information to be converted to use it in QGIS

I have a question regarding CAD and QGIS, but unfortunately I don't have a clue of CAD. Here it goes: Real estates data has been mapped. There are several reference points surrounding the area. So ...
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Export to CAD - preparing the DWG seed file

I'm preparing a seed file in order to export to CAD and maintain all the attributes at all fileds. after creating the block definition I've export to CAD (Right click) using the seed file I made ...
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JPEG base map doesn't match shapefile locations

Relative Newbie Question: I have Civil War earthworks tied to the State Plane Coordinate system with a jpeg of the terrain as a 100k scale USGS Quad of the area that is not georeferenced. When I work ...
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How to limit the number of decimal digits in ARCGIS to have the exported file in CAD with the same format? [duplicate]

I am supposed to have some numeric values in ARCGIS 10.2 with 3 decimals Digits and then convert them to Microstation or AutoCAD. I did this Setting using field calculator and 'round' function in ...
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Workflow to convert a DWG CAD file to a shapefile

I'm trying to develop a workflow where I can convert a .dwg file to .shp. I don't have a good understanding of which tools I should be using. My preference is to use software that runs on OSX, is ...
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CAD to GDB import using ValueTable function

I have several CAD files (DWG) that I want converted to Feature Classes within a file GDB. Each feature class will be based on a polyline attribute "LAYER" value, so I have a query filter applied ...
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How to keep polygon from becoming polyline when converting polygon feature class to .dwg

Is it possible to convert a polygon feature class from a geodatabase to a CAD .dwg while keep the features as a polygon in AutoCAD? Currently the polygons appear only as polylines. I am currently ...
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How can I delete from attribute table in a dxf file in ArcGIS?

Hy everybody! I have tried delete one row from an attribute table in a dxf file, but I can't. ArcMap said I need to export that to a geodatabase or something similar. What exactly should I do? From ...
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Align and georeference GIS layers exported from CAD

I have two separate CAD files of the same locale. The first one has surface data like street curbs, building footprints, etc. It is not georeferenced, but when I add it to other items in a projected ...
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Batch clip DWG polyline

I have about 170 DWG files that need to be clipped to their corresponding tile. Each tile is 14,000ft wide, 8,000ft height. The grid: Each DWG file overlaps the tile border by 800ft: ...
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How to create a raster from a CAD scan for ARCMap?

I have scans of CAD streets and such and want to get a raster for georeferencing into ARCMap. What are the easy steps to make a targa, geotiff, etc. of a known size, say 2 miles along one side as a ...
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How do you import a .SHP into Sketch-Up?

Does anyone know how to use a .SHP in Trimble Sketch-Up? I have tried exporting to KML and CAD from QGIS, but the KML file doesn't read in Sketch-Up. Thanks! -m
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convert shapefiles to cad files

hi i'm having a difficulty in converting shapefiles to cad file. i'm currently using the ArcGIS 9.3.1 version and i tried to convert it using the toolbox>conversion tool>to cad>export to cad....the ...
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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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How to preserve dgn cad file attributes when exporting from microstation and importing into Arcmap?

I'm trying to import water utility lines from Microstation into ArcMap. The water utility lines are symbolized by size in Microstation, but when I try to view the attribute table in ArcMap the ...
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How to fix undershoots in data converted from Microstation using ArcMap 10.0?

I have converted data from Microstation to ArcGIS. The converted data has undershoots at intersections, so I tried to snap lines using Spatial Adjusment. I've added some control points but ArcMap ...
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Is it possible to create CAD file from shapefile and also create CAD blocks from the database fields

I am trying to find out if there is any software or plugin/code that I can bundle that will take a shapefile and export it to a CAD file with CAD blocks generated so our CAD mappers can just move the ...
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Intersection of two lines tool

Is there any way to make intersection of two lines tool with extending lines option, so the result would be a point. the hardest part is when the lines have to be extended to intersect. the tool will ...
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Open source CAD software

Does anyone know open source CAD software (like edit, update cad files and attach external information, create topology etc.) Researching on internet also (Going through Kosmo Desktop,DraftSight ...
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exporting DWG from ArcMap need to unify segments to polylines

I am a green ArcGIS user so please bear with my poor nomenclature and rudimentary understanding of the software........ I am attempting to export to CAD a contour shapefile I have derived from LIDAR ...
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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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Can I Rotate SVG symbol counter clockwise in Quantum GIS? (Direction East 0 - counter clockwise) [closed]

I'm working in a road signs project. I need the signs layer symbol to rotate according to the value in the angle field, so they could be represented facing the correct orientation. However, the angle ...
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Python script to read CAD data to find polygon extents

I have Civil 3D 2012 with ArcGIS for AutoCAD 300. I want to read the extents of a polygon in the drawing. Feature Class in A4A300 = Boundaries, the CAD layer is PROP-BNDY, there is only one polygon on ...
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Data security for GIS Data (shapefiles,AutoCAD files)

This is regarding security for GIS Data (in Esri & open source) (Esri shapefiles, AutoCAD files etc.) Does anyone know how to assign a password to or encrypt shapefiles OR CAD Data? I have found ...
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Could you suggest software to draw a cross section, companion to QGIS?

If you use GIS systems, what software do you turn to when there is a requirement to draw a cross section? Ideally a workflow that includes QGIS. Typically there are some points which will coexist in ...
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QGis CadTools CAD Console

I need help with the Qgis CadTools CAD Console commands. According to these help files there are six commands. I just can't get them to work. Can someone help me? Thanks
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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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How to create polygon “stamps” and extend lines by fixed distance? in QGIS

This is related to Does QGIS have these CAD editing functions? Cadtools have solved a lot of the issues I had but I need the ability to see how long a line is while I am drawing an orthoganal ...