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Shapefile attributes to Autocad Annotation

How can I export the attribute information for the shapefile/feature class to Autocad Annotation/Text? I'm able to export the shapefile to autocad but unable to get the attributes in annotation. ...
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What's an efficient way of detecting road junctions on a map?

I may receive maps from any source for my project, and for the C++ algorithm I'm making, it's imperative for the algorithm to know where road junctions (nodes where more than two road segments meet) ...
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Free Alternative to AutoCAD Map

I would like to know if there are any free (for commercial use) software packages that roughly correlate to the functionality in AutoCAD Map. Specifically, I am looking for something that is: ...
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Does GIS Professional need CAD experience? [closed]

As a GIS Professional, one is often expected to have experience with CAD (i.e. AutoCAD, Microstation) to the extent that they can integrate CAD data into GIS workflows and datasets. However, I often ...
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AutoCAD to ArcView

I recently got a paper copy of the as-built plan for my institution (a botanical garden), which I assume was produced using AutoCAD. I've got a bunch of graduate students coming for a week in a couple ...
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Inserting non-geographical .dwg files from AutoCAD to PostGIS database? [closed]

Here is the situation. I'm a last year student in IT management. I'm realizing a web app that will import 2D .dwg files (building plans) into a database and make them visible through the web browsers....
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Circular insets in ArcGIS

Looking for a way to add an AutoCad-type circular inset in ArcGIS 10.1. Have tried many different methods but the best we have been able to do is shown here using "insert picture" after various image/...
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How to close multipart polyline gaps in ArcMap

I have a multiple multipart contour lines that originally came from CAD drawing. I converted these into a polyline shapefile in ArcGIS. The issue I have is with gap in each contour lines that are ...
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Converting GIS features into multiple CAD layers based on attribute values

I am often requested to provide my water or sewer data in in a dwg or dxf format. I can easily move data back and forth between the two platforms using either the native import or export functions ...
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Exported DXF from QGIS won't open in AutoCAD

I exported a DXF from QGIS by right-clicking on the layer. Then tried to open in AutoCAD 2000. That did not work. AutoCAD gave a failure-message: Unknown Value "AC1018" found in drawingversion. ...
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Why are some CAD lines invisible in ArcMap?

Why am I unable to see certain line features in certain DWG or DXF files in ArcMap? I've tried changing the symbology, converting the files (with Autodesk TrueView) to various iterations of the DWG ...
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Exporting .mxd to .dxf?

Converting a .mxd to .dxf is something we need to do, and we do not only need the layers but also the layout of a map on our .mxd to be transfered to .dxf. I've done some research on the internet but ...
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Converting from dgn to shp or dwg files using QGIS?

I am a frequent recipient of microstation dgn files and don't like it because I don't have software to convert it to autocad. I do have ARCVIEW, but I can't edit the files. I have tried other open ...
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Creating polygon with one click in QGIS?

How can i create a polygon inside a hole made by a set of other polygons? blue X space on the image. I want to create polygon with one click, like in autocad with option BOUNDARY.
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How to convert Layout View to DXF or DWG?

How can I convert Layout View to a DXF or DWG format? I have tried the PDF way i.e. Export to PDF Convert from PDF to DWG using PDF2cad It was not a great experience because the DWG does not ...
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dwg from ArcGIS to Autocad 2012

I haven't used CAD in years and am quite rusty about its features. But a client who uses CAD has been experiencing difficulty lining up *dwg files exported from ArcGIS in their CAD workspace. How can ...
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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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Working with AutoCAD Layers in ArcMap

I am following the ArcGis10.0 desktop help to bring cad data into ArcMap but I'm having trouble accessing the Autocad layers set up in the Autocad file. I am: using the add data to reference in the ...
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Putting graveyard online in GIS?

I’m not an expert in GIS but recently I studied a bit, came on different sites. Among others QGIS, MangoMap, ArcGIS, … etc A group of 6 small towns in Belgium wants to join efforts for bringing their ...
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Does ArcGIS 10 have a “Match Properties” tool like AutoCAD

My question is short-and-sweet.. I have text, pointers & lines to be added to a series of maps. ** Creating spatial data via an edit session is not an option ** This project is HUGE, and ...
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Can I use .crd and .dwg files as QGIS data sources?

I want to use my autocad files(.dwg) and my field files (.crd), and want to know if they are compatible with qgis.
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Exporting contour lines from CAD to GIS

I've been using GIS softwares in the past few years by I'm new using AutoCAD. Well, I have contour lines in AutoCAD and I want to export it into QGIS (I also have access to ArcMAP). I saved as .dxf ...
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Converting AutoCAD blocks to ArcGIS symbols?

Im trying to import AutoCAD blocks into ArcGIS. The polyline part of the symbols in these blocks i want to store as a symbol in ArcGIS. Some symbols i was more or less able to find in existing ...
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Reprojecting DWG file using AutoCAD? [closed]

I can't remember if AutoCAD supports reprojecting layers from a projection/datum to an other projection/datum. My first question is : could it be done on AutoCAD? Second question, which matters ...
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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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Exporting Contours from QGIS into AutoCAD [duplicate]

I'm trying to export contour lines from QGIS into standard AutoCAD but I'm not having much luck. It does not seem to matter what type of file I select as the output during the contour creating (eg. ...
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Adding LAS files into AutoCAD map 3D with Point Cloud Manager tool

It's my first time to use AutoCAD map 3D for LiDAR. Based on my googling, it is said that I can bring .las file by creating new index and using the Point Cloud Manager tool (the image on the top - ...
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How to properly assign spatial reference to converted AutoCAD data?

I know this is a frequent problem, I myself confronted with this problem many times, yet somehow each Autocad dataset I received is different (although they're from the same area). To some data, the ...
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Contours exported from ArcGIS to DXF yield an extremely large file. Is there an alternative?

I am exporting elevation contours from ArcGIS to a DXF file so that I can FTP the result to another office. The resulting file is extremely large. When export the same contours to a shapefile (from ...
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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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Export georeferenced image from AutoCAD to GIS?

I have an AutoCAD .dwg file that was assembled from scanned maps and is georeferenced. I would like to export it to use as a raster in ArcGIS. What file format should I use, that can be opened in ...
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DXF Export - Layers in same GIS file import to AutoCAD in different locations

I'm still pretty new to QGIS, so I may be missing something basic here. I'm trying to export several layers from a GIS project to DXF so we can create a base map in AutoCAD. However, even though all ...
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ArcMap 10.1 convert layer to CAD - clipping only desired area to send out to DWG

Is there a way to covert a layer to DWG such that only the desired area of the layer is exported out to a DWG? My issue is that the layer (parcels) contains all parcels for an entire county, so it is ...
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AutoCAD Map 3D GeoTIFF in the wrong place

I recently was looking at a way of using GeoTIFF in AutoCAD 2015. I was looking at a way of specifying coordinate system using one of UTM projections. I didn't have much luck with that and I decided ...
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How to export color of polygon from Autocad into QGIS?

I use Qgis 2.14. I have some problem with export .dgn to shp from Autocad. Qgis appropriates random colors to my polygons after export. Somebody knows how i can export original color of my Autocad dgn?...
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Does this DXF file contain geolocation data?

I'm new to autocad and have been sent a file with polylines which I need to plot on a map. However I cannot see that the file contains any geolocation data to plot it accurately. The GeoLocation tab ...
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Systematic inaccuracy in QGIS shape area

I'm trying to find out why I get different area figure in QGIS than in AutoCAD when I'm using the same shapefile? What I did is I drew a shape in AutoCAD, imported it in QGIS and used the field ...
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Using a CAD template in ArcGIS?

Is there a simple way to create a "CAD template" for map outputs from ArcGIS as in the image below: I'd like to create a standard template and then populate some simple 'fields' with map information (...
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Free AutoCAD blocks

I'm looking to tap into the AutoCAD knowledge base on this site. I conducted a quick Goolgle search for free AutoCAD blocks, and it returned 762,000 hits. Certainly, I can find several viable ...
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How to handle AutoCAD map to QGIS workflow?

I'm looking for some assistance and like many here, I am pretty much a GIS novice. I'm working on a project to map our local cemetery (about 40 acres), locating sections, lots, and graves, etc. I ...
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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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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 ...
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Incompatible SQLite databases from ArcGIS, QGIS and AutoCAD? [closed]

Why can't I connect to an SQLite database in AutoCAD unless it was built using AutoCAD's "Create Data Store"? and vice versa Why can't QGIS or Arc Desktop connect to a SQLite database created using ...
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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'...
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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 ...
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Why does adding DWG from AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 freeze ArcMap 10.1? [closed]

I use AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 and ArcMap 10.1. I am trying to add a .dwg file into ArcMap and no matter how I try (drag and drop from Catalog window, Add Data) ArcMap freezes and locks up. Any ideas?...
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Can Civil 3D reproject shapefiles? [closed]

Sorry to ask, but I just don't have time for help menus this week. That said, does anyone know if CAD is capable of re-projecting shapefiles? I find myself in a situation whereby I may have to use ...
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Importing shapefile into AutoCAD?

I am using autocad for students 2017; I have tried to use the compiled command, but it has not worked. Also, I have tried the command, Mapimport and AutoCad doesn't even found it. How can I import a ...
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How to insert georeferenced PNG into correct location in AutoCAD Map3D?

I have a PNG of building plans that I will need to digitize in AutoCAD Map3D. I have georeferenced the PNG in ArcGIS, which has produced a world file (.pgwx) in the same directory in which the image ...
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Is it possible to import an autocad feature to a feature layer without exporting to .shp/.dwg

Does anyone know if it is possible to import a feature (point, line or polygon) drawn in Autocad directly to a feature layer in ArcMap, so in essence a "feature sucker", rather then exporting the ...