i have not yet worked with CAD data in ArcMap so my question is:

I need to display street names from dxf files that were converted to shp. Now I have a large number of shapefiles that were converted from CAD-datasets (in ArcMap 10.1). I want to label the street names fitting to the street-lines. Usually I would simply label the streets by their names by using street address placement style but I dont know how to do that now.

  • What format is the data in now? Is it point data with the street name in the attributes?
    – Matt
    Dec 23, 2016 at 11:12
  • Yes, its point data with the street names in the attrubutes. But the attributes are separted, so if a street name contains of two words (e.g. main street) they both have their own attrubute ("main" in one line and "street" in the next line) Dec 23, 2016 at 11:15

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create a new field then calculate =[namefield1]&" "&[namefield2]
then label off of the new combined name field. If you need to associate the points with a line file, then use a spatial join.

  • in which attribute table to create a new field? Dec 27, 2016 at 15:31

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