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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    They should appear. Try to import a CAD file (e.g. a DWG) via the catalog window, and then right click on it in the Table of Content and click "Zoom to Layer". If you have a project in ArcMap with some file already imported, the CAD file is probably not in visible because it's not overlapping onto the other layers.
    – umbe1987
    Commented Dec 28, 2015 at 9:47
  • Thanx , Yes it should appear but doesn't ............ any way Thank you
    – azes
    Commented Dec 28, 2015 at 10:15

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Something that can get your job done is this : wBlock your drawing and use from ArcToolbox > Feature to Polygon to your block. This should insert your drawing with it's layers in attribute table.

  • Yup ............. I did and it works,
    – azes
    Commented Dec 28, 2015 at 10:18

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