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Why the projection system and units are showing differ in ArcGIS and Autodesk AutoCAD Civil3D?

I have converted a bunch of shapefiles to .dwg through Model Builder in ArcGIS. The units and projection system is showing correctly in ArcGIS properties but in Autodesk Civil3D units are showing in ...
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Resolving coordinate systems in AutoCAD and ArcMap

I have been correcting geological maps using Bing imagery in AutoCAD. The imagery is good enough to see the features. I want to transpose to ArcMap to access good topographic information. I'm having ...
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.dwg CAD file has annotations but they're not showing up in ArcMap

I have a CAD file with tree data I need to put into ArcMap. I need the species information of each tree point. When I open up the .dwg file in Autodesk TrueView 2018, all the necessary shows up as can ...
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Can't initialize topology in Autodesk Industry Model 2017

Im facing difficulty trying to initiate my Industry model topology, i always get the error of cannot write _tisl with sql loader, i tried to clean the lines but no luck, i dont know what to do im ...
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DWG reprojecton

I`ve tried to reproject a DWG file from NAD83CSRS/17N to WGS84/Latlong as follows Create a new DWG Assigning the target coordinate system to the new DWG Attach original drawing Query all objects from ...
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QGIS Map to Autocad (not SVG,PDF OR Image)

Is there any way to export the map extent set with Altas points in QGIS to convert to DWG instead of whole project or any shapefile?
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Extracting relevant data from CAD format into a PostgreSQL database

I have received some survey information in the format of a .DWG (AutoCAD file) and I am trying to extract the data from this file into QGIS and then into a PostgreSQL database. In the .DWG file there ...
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Importing AutoCAD 2017 file into QGIS/Google Earth [duplicate]

I have a map available in specific coordinates (2D) in AutoCAD 2017. How do I import it into QGIS 3.8.3/Google Earth for data analysis?
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Rotation angle is clockwise or counterclockwise?

Does QGIS use clockwise or counterclockwise angle? In Esri Desktop, I can change rotation style from Geographic to Arithmetic. In QGIS, is there any way to change the Rotation Style to make it use ...
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Converting CorelDraw to AutoCAD?

I'm trying to convert cdr. (CorelDraw) to dxf. (AutoCad) for use in ArcMap, but new converted dxf file is not same as cdr. There is missing colors inside all polygons (polygons have only colored ...
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CAD data not overlaying in ArcGIS, but has correct coordinates in AutoCAD

I received a set of drawings that were drawn in millimetres but in the correct coordinate system; I use GDA94 with my coordinates in metres, so this should theoretically be a simple fix using my usual ...
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Export GDB to CAD

How may export multiple shapefile in GDB to cad? after export l want to get same count cad file as in GDB. l have used export to cad, but merged all shapefile in one cad file.
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Can AutoCAD connect to PostGIS (specifically for Ordnance Survey Mastermap)?

As per title. Can up to date (2019) AutoCAD versions be practically/safely connected to a PostGIS database. And more specifically does this work well/practically/safely for accessing Ordnance Survey ...
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Exporting symbols rather than points in .dxf

I have a map I've made in QGIS which is points from a .csv file. These have then be turned into different symbols based on what they represent and then the sizes of said symbols based on values in the ...
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Migrating Leaderline Annotations from AutoCAD to GDB using FME?

I am trying to migrate leaderline annotation from AutoCAD to ESRI thru FME. While reading the leader anno from dwg, the reader reads it as 3 individual components and not a single entity. Is it ...
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Line Model with Z-dimension [duplicate]

I made a contour model of a specific area and named it by its height. I need this Data to import into AutoCAD, so I saved it as .dfx with Information about its Z-dimension, by choosing "include z-...
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AutoCAD / QGIS file sharing

I'm looking for some advice on GIS file formats. At work, we use Trimble GPS to record features in the field so we've been exporting as shapefiles to make maps of sites. I use QGIS and a coworker ...
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Loading online google maps in AutoCAD?

How do I load Google imagery (online Google Maps) into AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 ?
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Georeferencing CAD drawing and setting ground control points in GRASS?

I'm fairly new to QGIS and Grass GIS, and learning the interface. I have a CAD drawing that has no coordinate system assigned and needs to be georeferenced to NAD83 HARN Northern Colorado (feet). I'...
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Using 3D imagery in ArcGIS Pro?

I have a Lidar Scan from the inside of a building, in the program Leica Cyclon (.ptg .ptz .xyz) and/or Autodesk ReCap (.rcp .pts .rcs .e57). I need to import this data into ArcGIS Scene for 3D viewing....
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Distortion when exporting from QGIS to DXF?

I'm rather new in the GIS world, and I'm having a weird problem that I have no idea how to solve. I received a GIS map and I wanted to export one of the layers as DXF; I selected the correspondent ...
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Difference of georeferenced and ungeoreferenced map in AutoCAD?

Can somebody please explain the difference of an ungeoreferenced scanned map and a georeferenced one in AutoCAD?
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Importing DWG / DXF into QGIS?

I'm having some trouble converting a simple site schematic drawn in AutoCad into a shapefile for use in QGIS. A co-worker who works remotely has done the Autocad Drawings, and has exported as ...
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Import a print template from AutoCad into QGIS Print Composer

I use QGIS (version 2.18.19) and my consulting colleagues use AutoCAD. A lot of our clients ask me to put my QGIS maps into AutoCAD format. Is there a way to simply import the print composer template ...
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Rasters, ArcMap to Autocad (vanilla)

If i clip a raster in Arcmap (10.5) and the export it so as to import it into autocad 2018(vanilla using georefimg - not map3d or civil). it gives me a error message and will not attach the image. ...
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Create jgw-file

So, I created a merged geotiff for my area of interest and then used GDAL-transform to get a jpg. This jpg comes with a aux.xml-file storing all georeferencing. Problem is, AutoCAD demands a jgw-file ...
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Extracting the z-values of a stream in a watershed if I have the values of the contours

I have the z-values of the contours (physical contours) of a watershed in AutoCAD civil, but I may use them in ArcGIS 10.2 and I have already created a DEM. I need to extract the z-values for the ...
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Conflicting scale in layouts between AutoCAD and QGIS?

I have a recurrent problem. Whenever I import data from AutoCAD (through dxf, properly referenced) into QGIS and then compose a layout at the same scale as the layout I had in AutoCAD, they appear to ...
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Export to CAD: How to prevent ArcGIS Pro 2.01 from adding results to Map/TOC?

How can I prevent ArcGIS Pro 2.01 from adding "Export to CAD" results to Map/TOC? This is easily done in legacy ArcGIS Desktop in Geoprocessing options and unchecking the "Add results of ...
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Export AutoCad 2017 layer (with lines, blocks, and text) to GIS shapefile

How can I convert (export?) a DWG block into a GIS shapefile so that the block's insertion point will become a point in the shapefile and the block's text attribute will carry over as an attribute in ...
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Autocad 2007 raster design loading problem

I try to load Autodesk raster design 2007 from this link https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/downloads/caas/downloads/content/autodesk-raster-design-2007-object-enabler.html, after I ...
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Exporting Layers to Cad with Seed file Changes size and Location On ArcMap

Some background information before I go into the issue. I am working on project that takes place in Erie county New York. The shapefiles consist of 2 line layers and 2 point layers. The files were ...
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CAD Equivalent of Maplex and VBScript for Labeling

Is there a CAD equivalent of maplex functionality and VBScript usage to produce custom labels? I'm pulling a shapefile into CAD, but not sure what support there is to intelligently label the ...
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Autocad revcloud type polygon edge

I'm wondering if there's an easy way to make a polygon edge in QGIS 2.18 look like an Autocad revcloud (shown in red). I would prefer an edge that looks a little random over one that is made up of a ...
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QGIS export/save to .dxf scale problems

I'm working in AutoCAD with a layer from a shapefile. The problem occurs when Autocad opens the file : the coordinates are the same than in QGIS, but when I try to draw a line 1 meter is 0,00001 in ...
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Loading dwg and dxf in autocad

We have a dwg file. When we open it in autocad it looks ok. When we convert it to dxf and load it in either postgis or qgis it is located about 1000 miles from where its suppose to be. If we reload ...
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Exporting DXF from QGIS projection?

I'm working on exporting a shapefile of contour lines as a DXF file so that my colleague can use it in autoCAD. When they try to add the DXF file it doesn't keep the projection (NAD83 UTM zone 20) I ...
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Edit PostGIS views in AutoCAD Map

I have a database on PostgreSQL/PostGIS (9.5/2.3), and even if the final concept is to use it in QGIS (software that I have a good knowledge about), for now most of the people in the office are ...
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Convert Text to Mtext and rearrange with QGIS

I have multiple names and parcel data in text form in AutoCAD. I want to make them in the format as follows: N/F First and Last Name (Same as Shown) T.A #Tax Number (Add T.A. # to each then keep ...
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Can't export geometry generator styling to DXF - alternatives?

I've been using QGIS' wonderful geometry generator to dynamically generate root protection zones and crown areas for some tree inventories I've been working on. It's been a massive time saver. ...
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Autocad 2018 not compatible with ArcGIS desktop?

Does anyone have any experience with Autocad 2018? The latest release doesn't seem to be compatible with ArcMap Desktop 10.5. I've tried running the CAD to GDB tool and adding the files in the table ...
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AutoCAD 2017 LT SQL Support

We are about to trial our GIS/LIS team moving onto AutoCAD LT as the functionality they use is minimal. I've installed it as a pilot but we seem unable to find how to connect to an SQL source. Just ...
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Converting AutoCAD drawings to QGIS shapefiles

I am having problems converting an AutoCAD 2012 drawing (.dwg) file to a shapefile (.shp) in a QGIS project I am working on using the Coordinate Reference System ...
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DXF Export contains additional layer 2216

I am exporting my QGIS layers using this (see image below): I am using QGIS 2.8.0 and CAD 2013. The layers are correctly showing when i open my dxf file in CAD but surprisingly same operation is ...
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Adding attributes to AutoCAD objects

I am willing to add attributes to objects I drew. So if I create a rectangle I am willing to give it name and id attributes. will see it on the dxf file as one of the attributes. Is there a way to do ...
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Merge line shapefiles

I've imported some of line shapefiles drawn in AutoCAD, so now I have one shapefile with multiple features (one feature is one line drawn in AutoCAD). How can I merge all of these features into one ...
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Can't get georeferenced Autocad DXF to right coordinates

I am not a frequent Autocad user. I wanted to export some floorplans from Autocad 2016 DWG to a final GeoJSON file to be loaded in a Google maps JS app. My steps are: 1)in Autocad set a location ...
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Converting AutoCAD mtext & mleaders into multiple GIS attributes

I have a large utility system in AutoCAD dwg format. I need to convert it into ArcGIS shp or gdb format. It consists of structures and pipes all with associated text (mtext & multileader objects)...
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Labeling shapefile address numbers in AutoCAD?

I am trying to figure out how to label 'ADDR' field in autocad only showing the address number and not the street. I try using LTRIM and RTRIM expressions and nothing changes the way it shows How it ...
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Doors disappear from AutoCAD file when imported into QGIS [closed]

I have a .dwg CAD drawing of a hospital floor. When I convert the file to .dfx and drag it into QGIS the doors are no longer visible. The walls show up fine.