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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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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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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Problem exporting shp to CAD with ArcMap 10.4 - all features export to layer 0

I am finding trouble when using the tool to export shapefiles to dwg when using arcmap 10.4. After using the tool to create CAD fields, I name the fields "Layer" and "RefName" the same way, and set ...
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How to assign annotations to polylines

I imported polylines and annotations from DGN file. Polylines are pipelines. Annotation layer contains pipe diameters. There is no common ID's. The goal is to assign diameters from annotation to ...
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cad to shapefile conversion

i have use arcgis10.1,arcobjects.net. i did following code ESRI.ArcGIS.Geoprocessor.Geoprocessor gp = new ESRI.ArcGIS.Geoprocessor.Geoprocessor(); gp.OverwriteOutput = true; ...
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.DWG and .DGN will not drop in to ArcMap 10.2.2

I am attempting to bring in Microstation data (.DGN) into a working ArcMap file. Every time I attempt to drop the data in the map I get the following error message... (Error could not open the ...
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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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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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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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How to export Selection Feature to CAD in ArcGIS 10.2.2

This code can not be exported select feature to CAD file ESRI.ArcGIS.ConversionTools.ExportCAD exportCad = new ESRI.ArcGIS.ConversionTools.ExportCAD(); exportCad.in_features = ...
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Exporting text to CAD [duplicate]

I am using ArcMap 10.2 and have a shapefile with parcel data. I have all of the polygons labeled with attribute text. How do i export the text to CAD?
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Attaching image in Civil 3D?

I have a recurring problem in Civil 3D 2011. From time-to-time, I have to attach to an image file (ie - survey plan) and draft on top of it. In the case of the current work I'm doing, I am making ...
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Converting CAD 2D section into PolylineM(Z) using ArcGIS Desktop?

How do I convert a 2D section drawn in CAD into 3D polyline in ArcGIS. By 3D polyline I mean PolylineM(Z). I have 300 sections. Drafting it manually seems a bit laborious. Any Ideas?
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Update CAD drawings with GIS data [closed]

We need to update 300 separate CAD drawings (a separate dwg file for each map grid page) with 38,000 point features that are currently stored in a geodatabase We need to remove the existing points in ...
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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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Using findAndReplaceWorkspacePaths to change datasource for CAD files- ArcPy

I try to use "findAndReplaceWorkspacePaths" in order to change datasource for CAD files. This code works fine but when there no cad layers to work with, despite this the code will print ...
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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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Problem Importing CAD features using arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management?

When importing multiple CAD drawings using "arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management" and "arcpy.Merge_management" I encountered a problem. Drawings that have line weights and elevation values assigned to ...
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Does this DXF file contain geolocation data?

I'm new to autocad and have been sent a file with polylines which I need to plot on a map. However I cannot see that the file contains any geolocation data to plot it accurately. The GeoLocation tab ...
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Merging CAD and .mdb table into a feature class

I have cad file (.dwg) which contains the geometry and the attributes are in the tables of access (.mdb) database. The common FIELD in both of them is "HANDLE". How do I convert these into a ...
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Projection for using ArcGIS as CAD [closed]

I want to use ArcGIS to map my apartment. How can I create a projection file (with which parameters)?
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Transforming from DWG/DXF to GIS?

I've got tons of DWG/DXF files with information (in several layers) dealing with: Contour lines and elevation (lines) positions of antennas (points) protection areas (polygons) administrative ...
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calculating sq ft of an picture image with only a scale bar as reference

I have an architectural image of a building. However, I had to change the blueprint and extend the walls out further increasing the total sq.ft., and simply for the means of drawing out the new ...
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Displaying CAD file in ArcMap?

CAD file does not appear in ArcMap while in Autocad it is showing and working correctly. Even the attribute table is empty. What could be the reason?
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What is the CAD equivalent of OGC?

The GIS industry has the OGC. What standards does CAD software have?
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Visio to CAD to GIS, How to geo-reference? [closed]

I have CAD file converted from a MS Visio diagram, representing power line cables. Data source has no spatial reference. I converted into shapefile and now I am trying to georeference the vector ...
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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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Tracking which LiDAR data tiles have been delivered

My company works with LiDAR data for large electrical transmissions systems (thousands of miles in one project). We model the transmission lines and do analysis using CAD and GIS workflows. We break ...
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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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“A fatal error has been detected By JVM” when I tried to open a CAD file twice

I want to use ArcEngine to read some CAD files on the server and I can not shut down the program. Now I meet the problem that when I open a FeatureClass of CAD file on the second time, A fatal error ...
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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.
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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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Importing CAD to ArcGIS?

I'm trying to import some CAD files from microstation (dgn) v7 to ArcGis 9.3.1 and i need to access the User Data Linkage from it but i have not the Data Interoperability License. Is there any ...
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Is it possible to use more than two control point links when georeferencing CAD files in ArcMap?

I'm trying to georeference CAD to a building footprint in ArcMap 10 (although I've had this same problem in earlier versions). The problem is, it won't let me use more than two control point links, so ...
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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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How to import shared cell (dgn, dwg) to .gdb using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a dwg file within the text is stored in a shared cell. When the dwg file is dragged into ArcMap (10.2) it does not display properly - the shared cell is displayed as a point. As well, when I ...
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Python script to implement a batch import of CAD files into Geodatabase?

Does anyone know where I can get a python script that can do a batch import of CAD files into a Geodatabase. I have one I wrote here, but it is only able to import one CAD file at a time. It imports ...
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Using CAD data that is not to be projected in ArcMap?

I need to incorporate CAD data into my geodatabase but the usual steps seem to require defining a projection or projecting the data in some way. All of my geodatabase's feature classes are in ...
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How to compute parameters for QGIS Affine transformation?

I have a vector floorplan (DXF) that I've added to a blank project in QGIS using the Dxf2Shp plugin. I've been reading tutorials and StackExchange threads, but I can't seem to find out how to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...