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I'm working on extracting various weather data from a specified region for a project. I've obtained the map for the area and isolated my part specifically on AutoCAD. Now I have a .dwg file which contains the boundaries I want to work with in ArcMap.

I was wondering how I can convert this .dwg file into a .shp file to use it as a mask file, with the coordinates and geographic coordinate system, etc. included.

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Try CAD to Geodatabase:

Reads a CAD dataset and creates feature classes of the drawing. The feature classes are written to a geodatabase feature dataset.

Then export/convert the file geodatabase feature classes to shapefiles

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