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AdrianWelsh
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Importing ESRI shapefile (shp) into AutoCAD 2011

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01-03-2012 07:42 AM

Hi, I'm new (again) to using AutoCAD and am a GIS user.  I just wanted to know if there was a way to import an ESRI shapefile (.shp extension) into AutoCAD 2011.  This is the only version I have and don't really have any extensions with it.  Can I do this or do I need different software?

 

thanks!

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Re: Importing ESRI shapefile (shp) into AutoCAD 2011

01-03-2012 09:58 AM in reply to: AdrianWelsh

i beleive you can download ESRi for Autocad from Esri site for free.

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Re: Importing ESRI shapefile (shp) into AutoCAD 2011

01-03-2012 10:04 AM in reply to: vakhtang

lol ArcGIS for autocad of course :smileyhappy:

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AdrianWelsh
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Re: Importing ESRI shapefile (shp) into AutoCAD 2011

01-03-2012 10:07 AM in reply to: vakhtang

Thanks for the reply.  I have installed the ArcGIS for AutoCAD extension but I do not see where I can bring in a shapefile.  I might be able to bring in geodatabase files (it says feature classes) but it has no option for bringing in a shapefile.

 

I am wondering if my version of AutoCAD allows this sort of thing or not.  I was browsing the forums and it seems that AutoCAD Civil 3D and other versions/extensions can do that but maybe not just regular AutoCAD 2011?

 

thanks!

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Re: Importing ESRI shapefile (shp) into AutoCAD 2011

01-03-2012 10:11 AM in reply to: AdrianWelsh

that i cannot tell you :smileyhappy: i only know i have ArcGis installed on 2009 . Check tutorials maybe?

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Re: Importing ESRI shapefile (shp) into AutoCAD 2011

01-03-2012 02:37 PM in reply to: AdrianWelsh

Plain AutoCAD won't import Shapefiles, but AutoCAD Map/Civil3D will.  I'm not aware of any ESRI plug-in for this.

 

If you were to consider third party add-ons, take a look at MapWorks Base which will import the contents of ESRI Shapefiles, including the DBF contents as extended data.

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Re: Importing ESRI shapefile (shp) into AutoCAD 2011

01-03-2012 04:52 PM in reply to: TerryDotson

thanks for the info!

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Re: Importing ESRI shapefile (shp) into AutoCAD 2011

04-28-2013 09:12 PM in reply to: AdrianWelsh

Hi we can only import esri shapes in autocad map/autodesk map without any extensions or plug in:mansurprised:...You cannot import in any version of autocad...:smileyhappy:

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Re: Importing ESRI shapefile (shp) into AutoCAD 2011

04-28-2013 11:52 PM in reply to: Jeshi
gud one

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