Questions tagged [dwg]

DWG (DraWinG) is a binary file format used for storing two and three dimensional design data and metadata. It is the native format for several CAD packages including DraftSight, AutoCAD, IntelliCAD (and its variants) and Caddie.

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Georeference Namibian LO system DWG files to use them in QGIS?

I am attached as an intern at Keetmanshoop Municipality, Namibia and I am developing a property tax cadastre. I have received the cadastral layout from the town planner but I cannot use the DWG files. ...
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Converting DWG to shapefile - include annotations in the point attribute table

I am working with a GPS system (Magnetfield system) that cannot easily export the data collected into a shapefile - it creates an individual shapefile for each point taken rather than exporting the ...
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Export Magnetfield collected data to shapefile

I am currently using a Sokkia GHX2 to collect field data with Magnetfield. We can easily exchange collected data to a dwg file and there is an option to exchange to shapefile. However, when I try to ...
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Georeferencing dwg file using GDAL/ogr2ogr

I have a .dwg-file which needs to be georeferenced via web application using GDAL or ogr2ogr without using ArcGIS or QGIS. I am really blind on achieving this. Any suggestions on how to do this?
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Exporting shapefile to DWG

I need export a shapefile to DWG using Java. I have seen many examples of how to export a DWG file to PDF, but I have not found any that directly export from shapefile to DWG . Is it possible to do ...
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Overlay AutoCAD drawing on QGIS desktop shapefiles

I have sewerage network data in shapefiles. I want to overlay with drawing.dwg file so i can update shape files in QGIS. How to directly open drawing.dwg file in QGIS desktop?
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Adding DWG files to Cesium Globe

I have .dwg files which are not georeferenced. Is there any way to add those to Cesium Globe and extrude?
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Georeferencing imported DWG layer using QGIS

I would like to georeference a DWG layer using QGIS 3. I have imported the DWG layer saved by Microsoft Office Visio Professional. After import I have a nice lookup like below. The problem is, that I ...
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Using elevation point of splines from AutoCAD in ArcMap

I have splines countour lines with Control Point z in autocad . I want use z point values in hecras. So I export polylines of the DWG toArcMap but in the elevation tab the values seems incorrect and ...
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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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How can I create a shapefile from a .dwg file?

I'm working on extracting various weather data from a specified region for a project. I've obtained the map for the area and isolated my part specifically on AutoCAD. Now I have a .dwg file which ...
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QGIS 3.12 Importing dwg encoding problem

I am using QGIS 3.12. I am trying to import dwg file. The file contains text object in hebrew that looks fine in the Autocad but in the QGIS it turns to meaninles marks like: $#"'^ .Can I do ...
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How do I join an area that has been split into many .dwg or .gml files?

How do I merge a bunch of adjacent (1) dwg or (2) gml files into a continuous map using free software or online? Thanks.
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Convert DWG to SHP in QGIS?

Given files by client: .dwg .bak QGIS doesn't like it; FREECAD doesn't like it; RhinoCAD doesn't like it or Illustrator. QGIS > Project > Import as .dwg/.dxf actually asks for .gdb, which doesn't ...
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How to batch the import of DWG files in QGIS?

I can import and open DWG files to geopackage one-by-one with the Project -> Import/Export -> Import Layers from DWG/DXF command. This window use the QgsDwgImporter cpp function: https://github....
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DWG TrueView Shape Source

I believe I have been able to open these DWG Trueview Shape Source files in the past, but now am unable to do so. I get the error that it is not a valid file when opening it as a vector file. Any ...
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Adding coordinate system to .dwg in order to convert to .shp

I have a number .DWG files that appear to have no georeferencing or coordinate system attached. They were probably created in line with OS master mapping. My aim is to try and convert the lines in ...
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Georeferencing DWG using QGIS?

I am using QGIS 3.4.11 on Windows 10 x64. I have three large DWG files that are the output of a survey (each roughly 5MB). No problem to import them into QGIS as geopackages using the built in DXF/...
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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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Importing DWG into QGIS loses points

I want to import a DWG file into QGIS (3.8.1). I do this via Project > Import/Export > Import Layers from DWG/DXF. Everything works fine, the imported data looks almost like the original DWG - with ...
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dwg in QGIS - which CRS?

I got a dwg-file which I imported in QGIS, it is displayed allright. There was a prj-file which stated that that the CRS should be EPSG 31258, which I used for importing the file. However it does no ...
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Converting DWG surface to line feature class in file geodatabase using FME?

I have a DWG file with autocad_surfaces. I want to export these to a line, so that I can use it in ArcGIS Pro. How can I convert the features from surfaces to lines in an ArcGIS File Geodatabase ...
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Importing a georeferenced DWG/ DXF into QGIS

I work in an ecological consultancy and we would save money on mapping tiles if we could import DWG files into QGIS, they must be georeferenced however as we need to draw on various habitats ...
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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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Converting DWG to GDB and maintaining style with Data Interoperability in ArcGIS Pro?

I am attempting to Convert a DWG to a geodatabase for online publishing and use in collector. The conversion itself is fine, however I am also attempting to maintain style, i.e. annotation, colour, ...
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Existing C++ libraries that convert ESRI shapefile to DXF/DWG [closed]

Is there any C++ library that can convert ESRI Shapefile to DXF/DWG file? I seek a link/or sample on how this can be done with the said C++ library. I'm aware that one can do this with ArcGIS ...
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Creating polygon from lines, using the lines' attributes?

I'm trying to transform lines into polygons with the attributes. The lines are from a dwg file. I tried to use "feature to polygons" but doesn't preserve the attribute. I tries to transform lines to ...
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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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Mapping attributes from input shapefile to output CAD file using FME?

I'm trying to do a simple data conversion using FME where I take a point shapefile and convert it to CAD (DWG). Even though I have connected the attributes I want mapped into the output file, the ...
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Export MapInfo Plan to DXF

I would like to export a plan from MapInfo into DWG format. This exported DWG will be used by a laser cutter to engrave the vector outlines into wood. I'm aware of the Universal Translator tool ...
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Georeferencing Cadastral map in DWG using AutoCAD Map 3D?

I want to georeference a cadastral map in dwg format. I have the lat-long of 3+ points on the map but do not have the scale. I tried "Set Location" in Autocad Map 3D but it references using the lat/...
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Convert GeoTIFF to DWG

I like to convert a georeferenced tif-file into a dwg-drawing. At first I convert the raster into a polygon. The result is Grey-coloured picture When I "Export to CAD" the polygon it is still Grey. ...
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DWG/DXF conversion to DEM file

I have got a detailed CAD drawing (DWG format) showing a house plan and topographic survey. I want to use the heights from the topo survey to create a digital elevation map in QGIS. I have tried a ...
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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 ...
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Exporting to DWG using QGIS?

I am an architecture student with no experience with QGIS. However, I need some .dwg drawings of a town in Italy called Certaldo. I found detailed drawings for the town and had to download it as a ....
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Convert AutoCAd file (.dwg) to shapefile [duplicate]

I have a CAD file to convert into shapefile. Unfortunately, I don't have access to AutoCAD, MapInfo or ArcGIS atm. All I have access to is QGIS. I'll need to convert this CAD file to shapefile to be ...
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Moving annotations, or texts, without making changes in enterprise geodatabase?

I'm working in a company, producing cadastral maps in ArcGIS where some clients prefer the maps being delivered in a .dwg-format. We're using a tool which preserves the feature class styles when ...
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Convert CAD to graphics for layout template in ArcGIS

I've received a CAD template and need to use this as an ArcGIS layout template. I can go to layout view in ArcGIS and "convert features to graphics" as suggested in this answer. This answer suggests ...
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Getting started -Importing files [duplicate]

How do I start? I want to open a DXF or a DWG file and then to export it to a KML file to be used in google earth. Have no idea how to start doing so.
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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 ...
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Converting dwg to shapefile using arcpy and ArcGIS js

The following code in arcpy is used to convert a dwg file into shapefile and it works perfectly when you run it within ArcMap: import sys, zipfile, arcpy, os, traceback from arcpy import env # Set ...
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How to convert multipatch file in .dwg format to polygon in .shp format?

I have a multipatch file in .dwg format, which I wish to convert to .shp file format. When I right click on it to export it to .shp format, then all the data does not gets converted. I am using ...
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From DWG to Shapefile: How to extract the channels length of water courses?

I have a DWG file with the drainage system of a small town. I need to open it on ArcGIS and get the total length of the channels that are part of one of the watersheds in the city. When I convert the ...
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Convert .dwg in mm to GIS

I have a dwg file containing some polylines that is georeferenced in UTM coordinates, but unfortunately has been converted to mm instead of metres, so has 3 extra digits on each x and y point. Is ...
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DWG/DXF-Import , fid numbers differ?

I try to import a dwg file (using Projekt > DWG/DXF-Import) into QGIS (2.18.3 32Bit on Windows) which works quit nice. Since I try to use the fid, I found that the numbers are not the same in QGIS as ...
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Georeferencing CAD drawing against point data and/or raster image?

I am working on a project to identify households within certain buffer areas of a proposed water pipeline. I have raster imagery of the area of interest, point data for the households, and a CAD ...
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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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Using Open Universal Data tool correctly in MapInfo Pro?

After I lost settings file (MapInfow.prf), I can't properly open data using tool Open Universal Data. Which earlier worked without problems. Now when I try to open the dwg file, the layers are ...