The Stack Overflow podcast is back! Listen to an interview with our new CEO.

Questions tagged [autocad]

AutoCAD is a CAD software application for 2D and 3D design and drafting.

48 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3
votes
0answers
428 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
199 views

How to import tiff files and generate contours in QGIS?

Very new to GIS, Just learning QGIS from product manuals and online resources. I have 2 .tif files of a regional municipality. I have another 3-4 files ( AutoCAD) which are survey files. I have ...
3
votes
0answers
743 views

Creating custom CRS based on local project parameters in QGIS?

I'm having trouble creating custom proj4 CRS files to work with existing .shp files on local project coordinates. (Local in that the coordinates are relative only to themselves and not the 'real world'...
3
votes
0answers
903 views

Symbolizing File Geodatabase feature class with Layer File created from AutoCAD drawing?

I received an autocad drawing file which I converted into feature classes with the CAD to Geodatabase tool. I would like to symbolize the exported data in ArcMap the same way it was symbolized in ...
2
votes
0answers
434 views

Rotate symbol base on polyline angle

I am using AcadMap to bring in .shp files for polylines. I have AutoCAD tickmark block at midpoint but it is at 0 degrees (straight up). Is there any way to rotate block angle to match polyline ...
2
votes
0answers
205 views

How does Arbitrary Coordinate System in QGIS work?

I have got the drill hole data, which needs to be geo-referenced based on non-earth coordinates system (with no datum, ellipsoid information defining through Custom CRS). Could any one explained me ...
2
votes
0answers
178 views

Exporting issue with colours in AutoCAD Civil 3D

I hope someone can tell me what's going on here. On the left is what the image looks like in CAD and on the right is the result when I export to pdf format. I also get the same color results when I ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
56 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
47 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
45 views

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'...
1
vote
0answers
189 views

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....
1
vote
0answers
63 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
128 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
160 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
499 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
34 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
91 views

Where to find Unified Soil Classification System .Style?

I'm looking for the Unified Soil Classification .style patterns to add to my style manager. I haven't had much luck with a variety of web searches for either ArcMap and AutoCAD. Does anyone know ...
1
vote
0answers
188 views

DWG to image tiles using FME

I need to make image tiles out of a DWG. I need them so I can use them as overlay on google maps. hopefully I can get them in this folder configuration: zoom_level/x_or_column/y_or_row.png or similar ...
1
vote
0answers
61 views

DWG to SHP - suddenly a huge ammount of data in one file

I converted four DWG-Files with ArcMap to SHP. Suddenly one data had a huge ammount of data: file 1: DWG: 4,5 MB ----> SHP. 9,7 MB file 2: DWG: 12,7 MB --> SHP: 110 MB (!) file 3: DWG: 3,4 MB --...
1
vote
0answers
57 views

Discrepancy between CAD and GIS route lengths

I have imported a route from AutoCAD which is marked every kilometre and converted it into a shapefile. I put markers every 100 m using X-Tools. There is a difference between the two sets of markers, ...
1
vote
0answers
453 views

Converting Shapefile to Autocad

I am Trying to export from shapefile to autocad. But it is not converted correctly. My labels are not shown.
1
vote
0answers
59 views

Export 3D data dxf file problems with elevation value

I have the problem that i can´t export a shp file into DXF and include the eleveation value I make all the procedure explane on "export 3D data dxf file 4" but each time I have the folow error: C:\&...
1
vote
0answers
62 views

Converting 3d images in meters to feet when exported to dxf

In QGIS 2.10, I am using the raster calculator to convert a metric elevated raster to feet and then create 2 foot contours (no problem). But when I dxf it out and put it in CAD, I can get the contours ...
1
vote
0answers
122 views

Update AutoCAD 2015 custom drawing property fields from ArcGIS Shapefile

I need to update AutoCAD 2015 custom drawing property fields from a GIS point dataset shapefile format (in ArcGIS). I would like to do this for an AutoCAD template as project work starts. I have ...
1
vote
0answers
199 views

Cutting contour lines over raster (building) areas

I am looking to cut the contours in ArcMap and /or AutoCAD so they don't pass through buildings or roads. Is there a process or code to do this, so it doesn't have to be done manually? Also, looking ...
1
vote
0answers
141 views

AutoCAD dimensions units

Not sure if this question belongs (Please tell me if it isn't) I have an AutoCAD drawing that is in centimeters, and every time I insert a dimension, it appears in centimeters (which makes sense ...
1
vote
0answers
55 views

Define line height for features in Autocad Map

What is the procedure to assign a specific lineheight to a feature in Autocad Map. I understood the style definition but I can only assign a thickness between 0 and 5 instead I want a specific height (...
1
vote
0answers
299 views

Converting table drawn as annotation in AutoCAD to format suitable to link attributes to cables in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am working on cables and each cable has attributes. I want to link these attributes to the cables in ArcGIS for Desktop. When I open these cables in AutoCAD it appears that their attributes are ...
1
vote
0answers
625 views

How to import AutoCAD .dwg files as overlay on map in Drupal (using OpenLayers)

I am using OpenLayers on my Drupal site. The request is to import AutoCAD .dwg files as an overlay to maps on the site. Is this possible and how? I found the OpenLayers Editor for Drupal, am I on the ...
1
vote
0answers
346 views

How to define coordinate system and geographic transformation for a CAD drawing?

I am a GIS guy and I occasionally work with CAD files as well. Now I need to know how I can define a coordinate system and a geographic transformation for a CAD Drawing. According to ESRI: "You can ...
1
vote
0answers
57 views

Autocad Civil Surface creation problem

I'm trying to create a new surface in Autocad Civil 2012. I have elevations for a landfill, and it seems like I'm following all the correct steps. But when I check the surface out under Surface ...
1
vote
1answer
802 views

DWG to shapefile?

How to convert AutoCAD (DWG) file to shapefile (SHP)? if I check in the export option, there is no option for converting the acad file shape, what is the use of converting the data to shape?
0
votes
0answers
27 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

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.
0
votes
0answers
151 views

Preparing AutoCAD file for QGIS?

I have an AutoCAD file which i want to open in QGIS as a shapefile. In QGIS the coordinate reference system is WGS84 EPSG:4326 but I do not know how to make my AutoCAD drawing in same coordinate ...
0
votes
0answers
436 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
101 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
71 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
82 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
74 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
76 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
111 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

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 ...