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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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Drawing arcs in AutoCAD?

I wish to draw a shape that looks like the following shape: I have very exact widths of each of the arcs in mind, and a constant spacing between the arcs. How can I draw this in AutoCAD?
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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 ...
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Why does data imported from AutoCAD appear different in ArcMap 10.1?

I am importing information from AutoCAD into Arcmap 10.1. I found after some issues that I need to give the incoming information geographic location, which works fine. The problem is that all the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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How to locate a point on google maps/earth using cadastral maps in Kenya

I'm an architect, so not too well versed with all this datum/transformation talk. My little problem: i want to be able to enter a position using UTM or deg/sec/min coordinates into google earth and ...
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How can I export elevations from AutoCAD in a format that ArcMap can read?

I have elevations in Autocad, I can shift between a triangles, contours etc if it makes any difference. How can I export these into something I can use in Arcmap? I have tried the Make shape function ...
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.dxf export in QGIS 2.0.1 gives hatches instead of polylines [duplicate]

This may see like a stupid question, but I'm new to QGIS, so please bear with me. I'm having a problem when saving as .dxf. I export a building layer (polygons) as a .dxf file However in AutoCAD it ...
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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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Batch tool to identify coordinate system in dwg files

I am trying to ingest 1000's of DWG files into ArcGis. Some of them are clearly georeferenced (that is, if I view them in ArcMap I can see that there are in the right place relative to my other GIS ...
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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 integrate CAD and GIS layers in ArcGIS?

I am supposed to integrate CAD files and different GIS layers in a project (as a job interview) in ArcGis. I am writing to know whether there will be any special consideration regarding to this ...
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How do I import AutoCAD [DWG] drawings to QGIS [SHP] using the right CRS settings?

We did some topographical surveys in Indonesia which are drawn in AutoCAD. It's our aim to publish them with QGIS and its webclient. I thought the best way is to georeference the data in AutoCAD 2014....
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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 ...
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Importing AUTOCAD .dwg to Arcgis Symbols

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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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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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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How to add georeferenced TIFF to AutoCAD 2010

I have a ~6GB georeferenced (from ArcGIS) .TIFF satellite image that a colleague wishes to add to AutoCAD 2010. He wants it as a base layer for digitising features from. I have searched forums but ...
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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 ...
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How can I import AutoCAD 3D solids into ArcGIS?

I have an AutoCAD drawing that contains contours and 3D solids. I am able to import the contours (which i don't need) but not the 3D solids (which I do need). I understand ArcGIS does not support ...
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Why would a map lost the coordinate system when I use it in ArcGis?

I have a file in AutoCad with ETRS89 coordinates, and when I use the same map in ArcGIS it loses coordinates. With other files do not happen.
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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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How to convert AutoCAD file to Shapefile for map from ArcGIS API 3.2 for JavaScript?

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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DXF created by QGIS crashes Autocad [duplicate]

This is slightly complicated. I have a dxf created by autocad which seems to have been corrupted. It will not open in AutoCAD. However, it opens in QGIS. I tried selecting the file in QGIS and ...
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How to affine in Autocad Map 3D 2010

We have several DWG files that we would like to use as Layers in GeoServer. Therefore, what is needed is to specify the coordinate of a certain point, rotate and scale the drawing prior to exporting ...
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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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How can I use QGIS to convert points with elevations to DXF?

I'm trying to convert points (with their elevations) into a dxf file for use in AutoCAD LT. I've tried "save as" to dxf for the layer, which appears to almost work...the dxf has x and y location ...
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Advice on which version of AutoCAD to purchase

I am starting a consulting agengy and I need to determine what my best interests are regarding the purchase of AutoCAD software. I have great faith in the more reputable users on this site, and I'm ...
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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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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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How to georeference CAD drawings without preserving aspect ratio?

I have a CAD drawing (DWG) format that I would like to georeference to my basemaps that are projected in UTM coordinates. This drawing is done to scale without any geographic referencing. In ArcGIS, ...
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How to edit AutoCad coordinate drawing boundaries

How can I edit the Autodesk-AutoCad x and y coordinate surface? I would like it to have a larger coordinate boundary than the default...
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How to display hidden line types properly when printing from AutoCAD?

I want to show the pline type in hidden line type but when I change it I can't show it in printed paper, if I explode it the line are so small that can't show at print, so I want to change the pline ...
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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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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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3d arcgis raster .tiff image to CFD software

I am trying to export 3d raster image prepared in ArcGIS to cfd package such as Fluent. I was wondering if anyone has experience to convert raster image to autocad 3d format, stl, vrml or any other ...
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How do I extract text from dwg?

I'm trying to convert data from an AUtoCad Civil 3d drawing to a text format to use in ArcGIS. Each dwg has coordinate and text information that I would like to use for point location and attributes. ...
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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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Converting map coordinates using AutoCad to Excel sheet

I have some maps of pieces of lands and I want to convert the coordinates to excel sheet I want to arrange the data like this in the excel sheet: land number( the pink number in the pic) ...
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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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How to do spatial join in autocad without Map3d?

My colleague tells me (vaguely) that spatial join is possible in standard versions of autocad using reference manager and xref. Does anyone know how to do this? Or if not, how to do a spatial join ...
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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 ...
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Underground Utility using ArcGIS

Which software can I use for mapping of underground utilities? I am using GRED for marking of utilities & then transferring it to AutoCAD. Now I would like to load this AutoCAD file into a GIS. ...
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How to change DXF unit by Python 2.6

I have a bunch of DXF files to import into ArcGIS 10 but they are all in mm. However I need to change the unit to Meter and to do this I have to open AutoCAD to do it each time. Can anyone help to ...
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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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Automated correction of parcel geometry based on area measure?

i have a set of parcels in DWG file and i have the areas that should be in these parcels in an excel file, so i have to modify each parcel to match the area specified in the excel file with a moving ...
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Cutting (Exporting) TIF images from WMS in ArcGIS 10 to use in AutoCad

The "ArcGIS for AutoCad" tool with WMS keeps giving FDO errors and is unreliable so we have procedure for putting cropped raster (TIF images) from ArcGIS into AutoCAD that has been used for years. We ...
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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 ...