I have an AutoCAD file that I want to convert to Shapefile to appear in a map by API for JavaScript in .net. What do I do?

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    do you have ArcGIS desktop? – Mapperz Feb 16 '13 at 20:16
  • yes i have arcgis destop – eman Feb 17 '13 at 18:20
  • load AutoCAD file into are map and right click >export to shapefile. – Mapperz Feb 18 '13 at 4:16
  • ok but i wnat to make convert by code api for javascript that i make project by asp.net and with use this part in it – eman Feb 18 '13 at 19:13
  • You'll need a custom geoprocessing task on the server side to convert the AutoCAD file to a shapefile. From there, you could probably look here to make that shapefile appear on your map. – raykendo Mar 19 '13 at 15:15

I just found this free online converter to translate an AutoCAD file (in DXF or DWG format) to a shapefile on the web.

  • i try this link with my autocad file and export zip file with .shp but when open it in arcmap get error – eman Feb 17 '13 at 18:21
  • What was the error message? If you have ArcGIS for Desktop then have you tried CAD To Geodatabase followed by Feature Class To Feature Class? – PolyGeo Feb 17 '13 at 21:41
  • i have error when open .shp "error opening feature class" and i want to convert coding by api . my project asp.net – eman Feb 18 '13 at 19:12

Open arc catalog , click on connecte folder ,select where the folder is found, click on ok, right click on the folder ,click on new ,click on shape file then fill sepatial reference sothat click on edit ,click on select,click on .....

  • The question is asked for conversion by using JavaScript, not just adding a CAD file into ArcMap. – MaryBeth Dec 17 '15 at 17:55
  • How does this answer the question? – John Powell Dec 17 '15 at 18:25

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