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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AutoCAD to GIS Standards for Easy Import

Trying to setup an AutoCAD Template that will be easy to import into Arc geodatabase. What is the best way to assign attribute data to cad features without using blocks? Is there a way I can setup a ...
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Losing elevation values converting to CAD in ArcGIS for Desktop?

This is complex and my first question. I'm using 10.3 and need to export a lot of contour files to CAD. When I do this individually, they convert fine and retain the elevation values. Having hundreds, ...
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Export to CAD from Arcgis while preserving the symbology

Is there a way or tool that you can export layers (feature classes - points, lines and polygons) from Arcgis desktop 10.1 into a DWG/DXF, while still preserving the symbol (basic symbol - colours and ...
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How to check CAD drawing viewing direction (rotation) in model space in FME?

I have created an FME (2015) workspace that takes a CAD (.dwg) file and after translation produces an xml file. As part of the input cad file validation I am doing cad file structure check, which ...
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Georeferencing CAD drawings

I am trying to Georeference CAD Drawing in ArcMap by adding the Control Points. But it is taking a long time to load the CAD file. I could not do snapping and every time I hover over the mouse, it ...
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Export multiple FC's to cad in arcobjects C#

I am currently trying to export multiple feature classes to a single .dxf via the QuickExport function in the DataInteroperability extension. However this function only converts one FC to one .dxf, ...
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Converting ArcSDE to CAD using FME when blockreference involved?

I try to convert some lines from ArcSDE to cad by FME and I have set autocad_original_entity_type=autocad_lwpolyline and autocad_entity=autocad_line,I suppose they will be line but they have been ...
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Converting CAD to map tiles

My team is working on an application that has a map feature, and we want to extend this feature greatly. Among other things, we want the user to be able to load a CAD drawing, and place it on the map. ...
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GIS, CAD and MAP in WPF application

I am searching for a gis/map engine SDK for WPF, that supports loading and editing CAD drawings onto a map (edit = switch layers on/off), with an option to use only local/network resources. Our users ...
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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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How to export from ArcCatalog to xyz file?

I have my CAD file, i opened in ArcCatalog, I need to export in xyz format. how do i proceed?
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How to select lines/polygons in QGIS CAD tool?

I'm intending to create parallel and orthogonal lines by using the CAD tool in QGIS. For each tool there is a button to select the feature before executing the tool. But though I fixed all the ...
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Conserving Labels during Export to CAD in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

I can export files to cad (i use ArcGIS 10.2), but the converted file does not involve labels,. Then i tried to use another option, right click to layer name in Table of Contents then click Convert ...
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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 Esri Geodatabase simultaneously?

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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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 ...