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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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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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Importing drawing layout from .dwg into MXD?

Is it possible to extract the drawing layout (neatlines/frames, north arrow, text etc.) from a .dwg into an MXD so that a map that has a layout consistent to all other drawings related to the project ...
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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 ...
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Exporting .shp to a georeferenced .dwg

I'm trying to export a shapefile to a dwg-file to use it in AutoCAD. When I export the shapefile using the "Export to CAD" tool, the dwg-file that's being created is not georeferenced (but I need it ...
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Is there a DWG geometry type that cannot be expressed using WKT?

Is there a geometry type (both 2D and 3D) that is supported by DWG and cannot (lossless-ly) be expressed using Well-Known Text? If there is, please provide an example.
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Accuracy/ Positional error in converting GIS data from one format to another

Is there a chance of error creeping in to the positional accuracy of features/objects when converting from one GIS format to another. Say from SHP >> DWG >> SHP If yes, by what amount?
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FME DWGStyler “specified block '…' is not defined in AutoCAD file”

In a DWGStylertransformer I connect DWG/DXF Template File to a Published Parameter $(TEMPLATE_FILE): The Template file exists and contains a block named kreuzchen which I am able to choose in the ...
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How to quickly add a DWG with multiple layers?

In QGIS 2.14 "Essen", I need to add a DWG with multiple layers. So I choose "add vector layer" feature in QGIS 2.0 to import the .dwg/.dxf file. However, QGIS adds all layers from the DWG file ...
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DWG to image tiles using FME

I need to make image tiles out of a DWG. I need them so I can use them as overlay on google maps. hopefully I can get them in this folder configuration: zoom_level/x_or_column/y_or_row.png or similar ...
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Exporting text object coordinates in DWG file to excel

How can I export the coordinates of each of the text objects in the layers MovePLOTNUM and PLOTSNUM to excel sheet (columns: layer, text value of the object, x, y). Is this possible with AutoCAD or I ...
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Convert .dwg to .shp via FME

I'm attempting to convert a .dwg to .shp with FME software. So far I have pulled in the .dwg, added the writer to convert to a shapefile with a specified coord system and chose the location of the ...
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How do I get dwg file in Autocad Civil 3D to align with a georeferenced shapefile and attach coordinate system?

I am working on a project mapping Rockingham castle for a event help there in August and am mapping the layout and camping area. I'm looking at taking over from the person previously performing this ...
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DWG to SHP - suddenly a huge ammount of data in one file

I converted four DWG-Files with ArcMap to SHP. Suddenly one data had a huge ammount of data: file 1: DWG: 4,5 MB ----> SHP. 9,7 MB file 2: DWG: 12,7 MB --> SHP: 110 MB (!) file 3: DWG: 3,4 MB --...
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Problem exporting shp to CAD with ArcMap 10.4 - all features export to layer 0

I am finding trouble when using the tool to export shapefiles to dwg when using arcmap 10.4. After using the tool to create CAD fields, I name the fields "Layer" and "RefName" the same way, and set ...
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Converting LAS to DWG/DXF using open-source software?

Is there a way to convert LAS point clouds to DWG and/or DXF files using open source software? Also willing to script with Python - is this possible using libLAS/LASlib for example?
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When opening dwg files are there hidden fields by default in Layer Properties of ArcMap 10.3.1

There is a lot of fields in Layer Properties that are hidden by default when I open dwg file in ArcMap 10.3.1. Is there some properties that define which fields are visible in Attribute Table and ...
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Preserve table info when converting AutoCAD .DWG to MapInfo .TAB

I've been using Universal Translator to convert some .DWG files into .TAB. I would like to know if there is there is a way to preserve the data in the AutoCAD file's table when converting to .TAB? ...
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Surfaces and Rasters in DWG format

I have been asked to export a DEM into DWG format, is this possible? The only thing I can think of is to create a regular grid of points and to export this. Also I have been asked to save geotiff ...
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Georeferencing DWG files on imagery which is hard to see through (e.g. trees)?

Here I have a few campgrouds that I have for are in DWG files that I am going to georeference them. I have no problem with that however; some of these campgrounds I need to georeference on the imagery ...
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Publishing AutoCad *.dwg files into HTML?

I'm new using Autocad. What I currently have is a dwg file generated from AutoCad 2015, now, I want to publish this file somehow into an html (web-mapping?) page so I can grab it from there and embed ...
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Convert multi-layer DWG into several KML or geoJSON files (one per layer)

I have some big DWG files, with 5 to 50 layers, which I draw and geolocated using AutoCAD (with some external modules). I need to convert them to KML or geoJSON so that the JS library can load them ...
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Importing CAD polyline symbology into same polyline but converted to feature class?

I'm working with a CAD drawing (DWG), and I've exported the polyline layer into a file geodatabase. When I add the exported polyline layer to ArcMap, and try to import the symbology from the original ...
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GIS maps to DWG files [closed]

I'd like to know how do I export a map from Gis to a dwg file (to use it in autocad for architectural needs). I've tried to watch already a couple of tutorials and also registered to ARCGIS free trial ...
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Import georeferenced dwg-files to SketchUP

I have a georeferenced DWG-file in a national projection and want to import it into SketchUp pro 2015 without loosing the georeference. My workflow so far was to import it into QGIS, check it's ...
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How to view .dwg group layers in ArcMap? [closed]

I'm trying to view 3 .dwg group layers in ArcMap 10.1. Whenever I add them to the map, I get an error message that says they are missing a spatial reference. That's fine. I'm just trying to view ...
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Replacing text in AutocadMAP File using excel data

I have an autocad drawing with so many light fixtures with all different names.Now we have to change all those names, i already have an excel sheet containing two columns with first one containing "...
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How to use Data Driven Pages to generate shapefiles instead of generating PDF?

Is there any way to use Data Driven Pages to generate shapefiles instead of generating PDF? Because I need to export shapefiles generated with their layout in DWG format. If not, do you have an idea ...
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Georeferencing a CAD file and converting to SHP in ArcGIS without distance distortion

i have a land parcels dwg file in an unknown co-ordinate system and i want to georeference the file in ArcMAp and convert it to shapefile but the problem is that whenever i georef the cad drawings ...