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I was able to convert the numerous tiled contour data files to a CAD format by inserting an additional step into model builder. I used the "Feature to 3D by Attribute" tool and assigned the elevation field as the "Height" field and then converted to .dxf or .dwg One of the first things I did with this contour dataset after projecting it was run it through ...


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This wont answer why model builder isn't working but its rather another option for bulk conversion to DWG. I have tried this in 10.2.1 on various contour layers (shapefiles) and it converts them to CAD with their elevation still intact. Basically the script finds all the .shp in a specified folder (see arcpy.env.workspace = r"D:\FolderContainingShapefiles") ...


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This cannot be done with ArcGIS. I asked a similar question here: Symbolizing File Geodatabase feature class with Layer File created from AutoCAD drawing? Personally, I was at least hoping to create a layer file from the CAD drawing that was added to ArcMap (similar symbology to what it appears like in AutoCAD but not identical). Although saving CAD layer ...


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If I am understanding your question correctly, I would recommend creating a point feature class using the begin and end point coordinates of each pipe, and then constructing a line from those points. You should then be able to use your line to create a route if you wish. As a side note: The Create Routes tool only prepares an already created line for use ...



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