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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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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Which GIS support DXF and/or DWG?

Which GIS support DXF and/or DWG (preferably read&write)? Update: Are there any open source GIS supporting these or similar CAD files? Support of CAD files generally seems to be problematic. ...
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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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I am struggling to convert .dwg to .shp, ideas?

Any ideas as to how can I convert dwg to shp? I tried Kosmo and gvSIG. gvSIG kind of worked but it seems like I lost information.. in addition everything was converted into lines, no polygons. I can ...
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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. ...
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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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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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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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Where can I find a GDAL distribution with DWG support?

I want to use the GDAL utility ogrinfo with dwg files. Where can I find an GDAL distribution with a support for DWG files (read only)? DWG support is moved out of the normal GDAL/OGR source ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to print .dwg to .pdf with teigha true view

I don't have Autocad software and I can only find this free tool which can't read .dwg files. Now, I need to convert .dwg to .pdf. But the teigha true view can't export .dwg to .pdf. But I find it ...
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Need links on DWG to GDB conversion using FME Workbench

I am using FME workbench (trial version) to convert .DWG to .GDB (ESRI Geodatabase [file based]). I have mapped the Writer attributes with the exact Writer attributes. In fact, in the test database ...
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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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How to read projection information from .dwg file

I have got an Audocad .dwg file which is based on some location of sweden. But i dont know what is the internal projection of this file? how i get projection information from this .dwg file. Actually ...
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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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Convert .dwg file into .dwf file using Teigha tool

I am using teigha tool to convert my dwg file into dwf file. Can anybody help to explain the procudure for the same. Your prompt reply will be greatly appreciated!
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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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Converting shapefiles (.shp) to CAD (.dwg ) format using QGIS?

How to convert shapefiles to .dwg format using QGIS 1.7.0?
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Changing the default symbology field when adding DWG to ArcMap 9.3.1

When I add a dwg to ArcMap 9.3.1, the symbology is set, by default, to something the program calls "CAD unique entity values"(CAD Renderer?) - a combination of "Linetype", "Color" and "LineWt" fields. ...
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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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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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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 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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Batch tool to identify coordinate system in dwg files

I am trying to ingest 1000's of DWG files into ArcGis. Some of them are clearly georeferenced (that is, if I view them in ArcMap I can see that there are in the right place relative to my other GIS ...
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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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How to import DWG file from CorelDraw to MapInfo project?

I have to make polygons of some protected areas in MapInfo. I have the WMS with the protected areas loaded into mapinfo but making polygons from the WMS will take me years. So I took the following ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Any issues in converting a AutoCAD 2010 DWG to FeatureClass?

I have a small .NET script that uses ArcObjects such as CADtoFeatureClass to convert DWG files to ESRI FeatureClasses. This standalone program has been working great with DWGs created in previous ...
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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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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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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 ...