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Computer-aided design (CAD),also known as computer-aided drafting (CAD) or computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), is the use of computer systems to assist in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of a design.

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Georeferencing CAD floor plans

I am working on a project, where I need to georeference CAD data for buildings with several floors. I'm using ArcGIS for this. In earlier ArcGIS versions it was possible to simply georeference the ...
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Importing DWG issue

When I import a DWG, into QGIS, sent by an architect it is not located in the correct place. I'm using EPSG:27700 If I edit the file in CAD and move the drawing by a factor of 1000, so 415287786.3,...
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Solar tracker location with Plex-Earth and Virto.CAD

I need to use Plex-Earth and Virto.CAD to solve a solar panel positioning problem. I am on BricsCAD. I have a KML for a boundary area. How can I, using this software, get the following ground mount ...
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How to convert local coordinates to UTM/WGS84

We have received 500 + CAD drawings which refers to local custom coordinate system. We have seen the grid values in some of the CAD drawings as N.3052.100 E.1496.600 N.3007.100 E.1551.600 Geodetic ...
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Esri .prj file in CAD

How do I open an image with an Esri .prj file in ProdgeCAD and have it align correctly with my data?
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How to retain CAD symbology and text in GIS format

I have a DXF/DWG files from AutoCAD and I'd like to retain the symbology and text when I import this file into QGIS. I don't have access to FME or AutoCAD so I'd like to know if there is a way to do ...
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DXF to ArcGIS Pro - scattering of lines

I am trying to import 3D CAD polylines (DXF file) into ArcGIS Pro. However some lines scatter randomly when importing, and I am unable to understand why, or how to prevent it. In this image, the red ...
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Upload a CAD file into ArcGIS Portal as a hosted layer

ArcGIS Portal has the ability upload a shapefile and have this become a hosted layer. Is there any pathway to upload a CAD file and have this become a hosted layer? CAD is a supported data type for ...
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Reprojecting layer to coordinate system with arbitrary 0,0 point in QGIS

Is there a way (ideally in QGIS as this is what I am most comfortable working with but open to other solutions) to reproject a layer so that X,Y information are changed according to an arbitrary point ...
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CADD conversion to shapefile, unable to open

I received a shapefile (which was not zipped and maybe that is the issue it came in the email as just a .shp etc.) which I threw into a folder. This data was a CADD file not sure if it was ...
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Why are features showing up near Malaysia when using the Michigan State Plan South coordinate system?

I am using FME to write in shapefile and then read them to dwg's. The shapefiles have are assigned the Michigan South coordinate system, but show up near Malaysia when translated to CAD. What am I ...
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Speeding up the import of DXF files in QGIS

I have to import several DXF-Files into QGIS and load them into a database. The files are quite big, around 20 MB or 30 MB large. I started to import the first DXF-File several hours ago and it is ...
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I am importing layers from a DWG file into QGIS, and they are visible in the "Layers" panel, but they are not visible in the layout

I am very new to QGIS. I have a DWG file containing vector layers and I am using Project>Import/Export>Import Layers from a DWG/DXF. Some layers are then visible in the map, but others are not. ...
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Using CAD drawing in ArcGIS Pro

I have a CAD drawing (Both DWG and DXF formats) which looks like below when it's been opened in AutoCad. As you can see there are annotations and what not. These are features in which I'd like to ...
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Using DXF file in ArcGIS Pro

I have a DXF file provided by a customer, it is made up of polylines, polygons and arrows with annotations pointing to the features. I want to extract certain features but also associate the ...
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Convert from CAD file DWG to geodatabase features

How can I convert CAD file with different layers to specific feature classes for ex. Layers 2000 , 2001 ,2002 I want to convert them together to a polygon feature class with name buildings , and ...
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CAD file to polygon Using feature to polygon

I have cad layer file and I want to use feature to polygon. I want use arcpy to do this but it dosnt work. import acrpy arcpy.env.MResolution = 0 arcpy.env.MTolerance = 0 arcpy.env.outputZValue = 0 ...
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How to import CAD drawings into QGIS?

I have a dxf with a polygon. This polygon has an area of 680279.678 m² in Autocad. When i import it into QGIS and calculate the area in the field calculator with area($geometry) i get 680281.25 I ...
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Appending feature classes from multiple datasets using ModelBuilder of ArcGIS Pro

Application: ArcGIS Pro 2.9 Background: I am trying to simply bring in my CAD files into ArcGIS Pro, and get them into File Geodatabases. I have used the ModelBuilder involving iterators to convert my ...
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Advanced digitizing not providing horizontal figures [closed]

I am using QGIS 3.16.3, working in a project EPSG:25832. After enabling a polygon layer and the advanced digitizing, when I add a feature (e.g. a rectangle), at the first click the figure is built ...
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Copying template of circles and putting them on new position by mouse click

I am looking for a way to copy some circles (see at picture) and put them on a new position by a mouse click. Most likely I would like to copy the circle with the different color of lines but the one ...
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Create custom projection for CAD data with no projection information

I have a CAD file (DWG) that need to load into a GIS. It does not have any projection information, just its own internal coordinate system: Extent: (287073.083996, -667765.958872) - (857074.052952, -...
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Export DXF ArcMap to read in AutoCAD (No attributes)

Could anyone shed some light on what I am doing wrong? I have a shapefile in ArcMap which I have exported to a DXF. When I import it back into ArcMap I can see it has attributes. However when I open ...
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How to determine insert point of each WMTS tile

I am implementing my own WMTS tile server. I am using tileserverphp. I can download each tile that I need to my computer. The next step is to insert the image into my CAD software (BricsCAD), however ...
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Overlaying CAD drawing to Google Earth

I am trying to design a new road in Peru in a town called Lobitos. The area in question is shown below (extract from Google Earth). From Google Maps I was able to pick out the exact road I am ...
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Unknown CRS for CAD (.dxf) data in QGIS

I have a .dwg/.dxf file that needs to be georeferenced so I can draw some boundaries on a site in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. I'm using GQIS 3.18.2, only the .dxf file will be imported. Now when ...
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Duplicating CAD line style in ArcMap

I'm trying to convert some CAD maps and I was requested to make this line type look exactly the same. Normally I would make a line with arrows like that just using the line decoration or character ...
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CAD data not lining up with other data

I am trying to line up CAD data with a shapefile I have. The shapefile is in NAD 83 PA South feet, and the CAD data is in red below and is in a custom projection NAD 83 Longwood Feet, but the ...
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Option to export from ArcMap 10.7 to CAD not in group

Is there an option to prevent ArcMap 10.7 from exporting CAD polygons as group? I am using ArcMap to export layers to CAD as DWG. Does someone know how to prevent ArcMap to export polygons as group?
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Syncing data without an External Key?

I'm working with ArcGIS for desktop. I have received data from a third party and am trying to update my CAD system via GISLink. In order to connect the new data with the currently-used data, certain ...
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Getting survey data into predefined database

I have some simple survey data for water lines that will be used to populate a predefined attribute table. I am a surveyor, not a GIS professional, and we have been asked by a client to deliver our ...
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Saving raster from QGIS for use in CAD

I am trying to save my raster layer as follows: file_writer = QgsRasterFileWriter('file_to_write.tif') pipe = QgsRasterPipe() rlayer = lu.getLayerByName('raster_name') provider = rlayer.dataProvider() ...
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Exporting labels from QGIS shapefiles to AutoCAD with labels

I have shapefiles in QGIS. I want to import labels also in AutoCAD drawing. I tried to export DXF and open with autocad but labels not visible. How to import labels in AutoCAD?
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QAD Plugin QGIS

Is QAD compatible with QGIS 3.14 "Pi"? I've several issues with it. Only with the points, the rotation and simetry does not work. Polygons and lines work perfectly. Rotate, simetry, etc, ...
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ArcMap convert mm to m

I have been given a DXF which is in mm instead of m. It also hasn't been spatially referenced. I'm not too concerned with it being referenced in the right spot as I can easily translate it in another ...
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QGIS 3 export PostGIS layers to DWG

I'm having three PostGIS layers (points, lines, polygons) that I'd like to export to a single DWG file. So far, I could export the layers as an AutoCAD DXF file with a right-click on the layer and ...
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Drawing curved segment in QGIS

I have to create segments like the one in the picture: I need to draw a segment where there is a straight line and other parts of segments with arcs of different angles. The part of the segment that ...
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Converting GOCAD .ts file to raster for ArcMap Analysis

I have a multi-layered (10 layers) GOCAD .ts file of data that I would like to convert into a series of rasters. The documentation says it requires a program capable of reading GOCAD * .ts (...
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Generate multiple profile charts from multiple lines on multiple DEM [closed]

I'm trying to figure out how to generate automatically (need to be repeated 2k times) a profile cut of 2 DEMs, every 10 meters, with distance from start as a title and customizable colors/scales as an ...
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Reprojecting local CRS using PROJ

We have point data (x,y in m from a local 0,0) from an archaeological campaign, that we would like to display embedded into real-world cartography. We know either the real world coordinates of 0,0 (e....
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Transforming CAD File To shapefile (with Projection) Using FME Batch File

I want to convert files from within my application. I've tried a lot, but I can't find a solution. I have a DXF file with which I know the projection system (EPSG:4326). And I want to transform it to ...
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Exporting attributes from QGIS to .dxf/dwg

I have a QGIS point layer with attributes in table. I want to export a layer with some of the attributes as a CAD block with attributes. Is it possible to do something like this?
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Read CRS from DXF/DWG in QGIS

I want to import DXF/DWG files in QGIS, therefore I use the import function. The problem is, that I have to know the crs of the CAD file. Is there any way to get the crs in QGIS, because I have no ...
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Extracting vector information from a .dwg file into a QGIS environment?

I have a few CAD files in the .dwg format and I am trying to extract the data into a QGIS environment. The CAD files have a large number of different layers that represent different types of assets eg....
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All layers in ArcMap lined up, but when exported to CAD, they shifted to different locations

I have all the layers in ArcMap lined up correctly, but they shifted in CAD after I exported them. Why is it? The data frame property shows current coordinate system: Current coordinate system: ...
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Export to CAD in ModelBuilder - Boolean stops model

I have a model that runs within ArcMap where it takes the selected features from several feature classes in an ArcMap session and converts them to a dwg using the export to CAD tool. The main model ...
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Retaining georeferencing information from CAD when opening in another mxd?

I georeferenced about 150 CADs, updating the georeferencing as I work. I created a new mxd using the same base layers and added one of the CADs that was georeferenced but it did not retain the ...
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Open source solution to convert CAD annotations to DXF/GIS vector format?

Looking for an open source solution to extract CAD annotations to one or several common OGR vector formats (DXF, Geopackage, shapefile ..). Output data must contains at least text and rotation.
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Accessing additional CAD annotation fields

I'm trying to read certain values from the annotation layer of a CAD file (MicroStation.dgn). It seems like for certain entities (Cell) the text isn't stored in the field 'TxtMemo' or 'Text'. When I ...
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How do I Import CAD file into ArcGIS Pro as a Georeferenced Layer? [closed]

I am trying to import CAD files to ArcGIS Pro. I set my basemap and used the add data button to add the CAD drawing as polylines, polygons, points and annotation to ArcGIS Pro. ArcGIS Pro imported all ...
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