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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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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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Add links to multiple floors of CAD files in ArcGIS Pro

I want to include links to multiple files within one attribute. I know multiple attributes works but is there a way to do multiple links within one? I am trying to add links to multiple floors of CAD ...
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CAD file lines have loops that are supposed to be polygons-Viewing in ArcGIS Pro

I am working off of ARCGIS Pro 2.9 and I opened up an AutoCAD DWG file and this is what it looks like: Those Turquoise circles are supposed to be ROW (Polygons) but the CAD file drew them as : ...
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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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Drawing lines based on a bearing in nanoCAD 5

I'm using the free version of nanoCAD (v5) and attempting to draw lines based on the Australian land surveying standard of bearing (in degrees-minutes-seconds) and distance. The bearing is always ...
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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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Why is all .gdb data displaying in GEO except one file feature class?

I am using the InformCAD and GEO products by Central Square Technologies to update our EMS maps with data I curated using ArcGIS 10.2. All of the data is collected in an .mpx file which is what GEO ...
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Tracing not working with DWG-turned-KMZ file in QGIS

I have this layer that came from a CAD software and was converted to KMZ so I can use in GIS (somehow the DWG and DXF doesn't import properly in QGIS). It's a line geometry which represents an outline ...
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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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CRS of QGIS CAD tool and measure line tool

Does any one know what CRS the QGIS digitizing toolbox (CAD tool) and the measure line tool use? Because I couldn't find any way to manually set the CRS for the tools in QGIS 3, my assumption is ...
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Vector data - .xml to CAD conversion

I have .xml file which involves geometry data I would like to convert into .dwg/.dgn/.shp file. File is written in Danish and I am not sure if that can be a problem. I am trying to use FME software ...
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ArcGIS drops some elevation values when converting to 3D or DWG format

I have a shapefile of 2' contours that I've converted into dwg format. I have an existing elevation field (double) in the shapefile that's populated with my elevation values. When it converts to dwg ...
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Create cross sections in QGIS and save as DXF file

Is there any way to create cross sections of rasters in QGIS and save it as DXF file? I need to continue working with it in AutoCAD LT.
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CAD To GeoJSON after publishing it shows the job failed

I have written the code for CAD to GeoJSON. When I ran ArcMap or ArcCatalog it's working fine, after publishing the code it's giving the error. The code is too long. Can you provide the code ArcGIS ...
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Multipatch to polygon/polyline conversion in ArcGIS Pro?

I have a file captured from Bentley software already converted to .shp format. I would like to have polygon or polyline to be able to simply edit it but I don't know how to convert Multipatch to ...
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enable Advanced Digitizing Panel (cadDockwidget) with PyQgis

I am working on a PyQgis Plugin where I want to enable cad in advanced digitizing panel. Following pre-conditions are met: layer is in edit mode project has projected crs move feature tool is ...
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CAD file creation in custom software

I've worked a little with basic exporting of CAD .DXF files from our software using GDAL. We want to do more sophisticated things, like importing and creating georeferenced files with multiple layers,...
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