DWG (DraWinG) is a binary file format used for storing two and three dimensional design data and metadata. It is the native format for several CAD packages including DraftSight, AutoCAD, IntelliCAD (and its variants) and Caddie.

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Convert .dwg to .shp via FME

I'm attempting to convert a .dwg to .shp with FME software. So far I have pulled in the .dwg, added the writer to convert to a shapefile with a specified coord system and chose the location of the ...
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Importing CAD polyline symbology into same polyline but converted to feature class?

I'm working with a CAD drawing (DWG), and I've exported the polyline layer into a file geodatabase. When I add the exported polyline layer to ArcMap, and try to import the symbology from the original ...
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Converting LAS to DWG/DXF using open-source software?

Is there a way to convert LAS point clouds to DWG and/or DXF files using open source software? Also willing to script with Python - is this possible using libLAS/LASlib for example?
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How do I get dwg file in Autocad Civil 3D to align with a georeferenced shapefile and attach coordinate system?

I am working on a project mapping Rockingham castle for a event help there in August and am mapping the layout and camping area. I'm looking at taking over from the person previously performing this ...
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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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What is best way to convert DWG to KML using ArcGIS or alternatives?

What's the best way to convert Dwg file to Kml ? i have tried to convert Dwg file to shape file then convert it to KML, but i hadn't very good result , i had some shift from where should be seen in ...
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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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When opening dwg files are there hidden fields by default in Layer Properties of ArcMap 10.3.1

There is a lot of fields in Layer Properties that are hidden by default when I open dwg file in ArcMap 10.3.1. Is there some properties that define which fields are visible in Attribute Table and ...
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Reprojecting DWG file using AutoCAD? [closed]

I can't remember if AutoCAD supports reprojecting layers from a projection/datum to an other projection/datum. My first question is : could it be done on AutoCAD? Second question, which matters ...
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Clipped data not going into folder using arcgisscripting?

I created a model in python that clips and converts different data sets into DWG based on the the grid number. I will like the DWG data (Output) to go into the folder I created as part of the ...
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Preserve table info when converting AutoCAD .DWG to MapInfo .TAB

I've been using Universal Translator to convert some .DWG files into .TAB. I would like to know if there is there is a way to preserve the data in the AutoCAD file's table when converting to .TAB? ...
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Georeference dwg file in arcmap

I have a dwg file and I want to georeference it with ArcMap. I have 4 coordinates given (in Degrees and Lambert), so I should be able to reference it. I used the georeferencing tool in ArcMap, but I ...
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Import georeferenced dwg-files to SketchUP

I have a georeferenced dwg-file in a national projection and want to import it into SketchUp pro 2015 without loosing the georeference. My workflow so far was to import it into QGIS, check it's ...
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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 Layout View to DXF or DWG?

How can I convert Layout View to a DXF or DWG format? I have tried the PDF way i.e. Export to PDF Convert from PDF to DWG using PDF2cad It was not a great experience because the DWG does not ...
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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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Surfaces and Rasters in DWG format

I have been asked to export a DEM into DWG format, is this possible? The only thing I can think of is to create a regular grid of points and to export this. Also I have been asked to save geotiff ...
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Publishing AutoCad *.dwg files into HTML?

I'm new using Autocad. What I currently have is a dwg file generated from AutoCad 2015, now, I want to publish this file somehow into an html (web-mapping?) page so I can grab it from there and embed ...
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Georeferencing DWG files on imagery which is hard to see through (e.g. trees)?

Here I have a few campgrouds that I have for are in DWG files that I am going to georeference them. I have no problem with that however; some of these campgrounds I need to georeference on the imagery ...
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Comparing ArcGIS Data Interoperability with FME or GeoKettle? [closed]

In order to import/extract data from tons of DWG files, I'd like to know experiences with ArcGIS Data Interoperability, and its strong points versus FME or GeoKettle.
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Transforming DWG to MBTiles

I am trying to find out an good method to transform several DWG (CAD) files to MBTiles raster format for indoor mapping purposes. I managed to transform a few, but currently the process is very time ...
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Convert multi-layer DWG into several KML or geoJSON files (one per layer)

I have some big DWG files, with 5 to 50 layers, which I draw and geolocated using AutoCAD (with some external modules). I need to convert them to KML or geoJSON so that the JS library can load them ...
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dwg to esri geodatabase conversion

I have a lot of .dwg files stashed in various directories. When I look at them in ArcCatalog, they all have point, polygon, polyline, annotation and multipatch layers. Now I convert all of these dwg ...
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Export DWG map plot to PDF or image?

I have a map for a state. It has the borders of the cities/suburbs.It is in DWG file. I am using AutoDesk TrueView 2016 to view it. I have tried to export it using both EXPORT and PLOT to a PDF file ...
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GIS maps to DWG files [closed]

I'd like to know how do I export a map from Gis to a dwg file (to use it in autocad for architectural needs). I've tried to watch already a couple of tutorials and also registered to ARCGIS free trial ...
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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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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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Replacing text in AutocadMAP File using excel data

I have an autocad drawing with so many light fixtures with all different names.Now we have to change all those names, i already have an excel sheet containing two columns with first one containing "...
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How to use Data Driven Pages to generate shapefiles instead of generating PDF?

Is there any way to use Data Driven Pages to generate shapefiles instead of generating PDF? Because I need to export shapefiles generated with their layout in DWG format. If not, do you have an idea ...
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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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How can I create a spatially aware multipatch shp-file with autocad map 3d?

I have a dwg-file with 3d buildings. What I need is a multipatch shp-file. The dwg is already georeferenced.
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Export 3D Shapefile Polygon to DWG as Polygon

I am looking for a way to export my 3D polygon shapefile to a .DWG polygon. I have used the Conversion Tools - Export to CAD tool in ArcToolbox, but it will only export the polygon to line features. ...
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Import CAD annotation from multiple DWGs into multiple Geodbs

I'm new here (and to python). I'm trying to use the "importCADAnnotation" tool to import annotation from multiple .dwg files in a directory to new annotation layers within file geodbs (with the same ...
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How to store AutoCAD data in ArcSDE database?

Does anyone have an idea how i can create a database instance on my ArcSDE geodatabase to store my .dwg files? I have over 1 million of these files and would be happy to automatically extract and ...
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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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Importing DWF files into QGIS

I regularly receive files from a service authority in DWF format, which shows the location of their assets in there area. I note that there is no option to have the data in an alternate format as it ...
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How to get Listfields from Autocad DWG?

I trying to get LisfFields from AutoCad DWG, to arcpy Add-In, i have tried mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") Layers = arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd) for Layers in Layers: ...
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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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How to import a DWG into a QGIS project?

I have a lot of DWG files like base map, and water and wastewater network. I am lookin for the principal steps to import my files into my QGIS project.
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Converting .dwg to .shp using QGIS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to import DWG in QGIS project? I have .dwg file and i need to covert to shp file using Quantum gis.Their is dxf to shp plugin I need .dwg file to shp file .How can i do?...
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Trouble when georeferencing CAD files in ArcMap

I've definitely got at least a couple of grey hairs while trying to convert some dwg. files to shapefiles. I've seen that this subject has been disscused a lot, but hope someone will have the ...
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Exporting USGS contour line shapefile to DWG or DXF?

How do I assign the Z value based on the Elevation attribute using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop? I've been messing with this for an hour or two now and every time the exported DWG has ZERO for z value for ...
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How to convert MXD to DWG File

I have been trying to export from MXD format to DWG format without much success. I used the Export to CAD conversion tool in GIS 9.3 but it only converts the lines and polygon.. etc to DWG format and ...
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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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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 open-...
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FME converter from DWG to Openlayers supported format

FME converter is best software that i found till now to convert DWG to some open format vector data file supported by OpenLayers , but it got very awful convert from DWG to KML/GML it drawing ...
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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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Why does adding DWG from AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 freeze ArcMap 10.1? [closed]

I use AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 and ArcMap 10.1. I am trying to add a .dwg file into ArcMap and no matter how I try (drag and drop from Catalog window, Add Data) ArcMap freezes and locks up. Any ideas?...
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How to Convert labels to DWG Cad file?

I have a new task where the client is asking for a .dwg file of layer labels. My first thought would be to create an annotation of the labels and then try and use the Export to CAD tool in ArcMap. ...