My client has some symbol drawn in autocad.. they are saved in .dwg files.

How can I import them into ArcGIS symbols?

I have FME 2013, I am not sure if that helps.

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For point symbols: Convert the symbols from .dwg to .emf. In ArcGIS you can use .emf as picture marker symbol. Disadvantage: you can not change the color of the symbol.

  • sounds like a feasible idea, I will try it tomorrow :D will it have a transparent background?
    – seesee
    Commented Jun 6, 2013 at 13:23

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