I know it can be done but have had little luck finding how. I need to Convert GIS features to an engineering friendly cad file and I'm stumped at the point of assigning blocks to the points. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Also another issue is that I would often need to assign those blocks based on field values. Noob questions I know but it's my one critical step I've not sorted out.
>> I need to Convert GIS features
What type of "GIS features" do you have?
It might be possible that command _MAPIMPORT is a help, but at least we should know what you have (more exactly than described)
- alfred -
I have point features in a GeoDatabase (utility features). It is easy to export out a CAD file but I need to apply blocks to make those points actually visible. When I just export out the points from ArcGIS to CAD they are simple 1pt dots in the file so I am looking for a way to use AutoCAD map to pull in those fetures into my AutoCAD map 2011 and then save out the results in a basic CAD format our engineering department can use. with their standard CAD licenses. (I.E. 2D flat basic CAD files in basic arcitectural scale)
Well that will make the points nicely visible and is one option for me but I wish to apply a cad block to each point and really need to be able to do that. So if you can help to that next point I'd really appriciate it.
>> I wish to apply a cad block to each point
My first tip was: command _MAPIMPORT ==> that does what you want. Not looked at it?
E.g. export your data from ArcGIS as SHP, then start command _MAPIMPORT in Map3D, after selecting this SHP you get to a dialog where you can select a block in the last column (the block-definition has to exist in the current drawing).
- alfred -
I'm not back to work yet so I've not been able to try it. Your example will make it much easier to try.
I'll let you know if that works.
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