How to convert AutoCAD (DWG) file to shapefile (SHP)? if I check in the export option, there is no option for converting the acad file shape, what is the use of converting the data to shape?

  • Have you tried using QGIS? This question has info on turning the DWG into a DXF which QGIS can open: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/32730/… Commented Feb 15, 2016 at 10:35
  • Which software do you use?
    – Jens
    Commented Feb 15, 2016 at 10:39
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    There are many ways to do this, none of which are perfect... However, FME is a good way to go if you have a license. Alternatively, use MAPEXPORT command in Civil3D/Map to export to shape (one feature type at a time). There are also, as others have mentioned, functions in both QGIS and ArcMap to deal with dwg files.
    – Martin
    Commented Feb 15, 2016 at 11:13

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You could try Spatial Manager for AutoCAD: http://www.spatialmanager.com/spm-forautocad/

You can also download the trial versión from Autodesk Exchange: https://apps.autodesk.com/ACD/es/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.com%3aspatialmanagerforautocad_windows32and64%3aen

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    Do not use shortened url's in you answer, these urls hide the place where you redirect to.
    – Ferrybig
    Commented Feb 16, 2016 at 10:07

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