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Import .shx & .shp files

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12-04-2003 05:35 AM
Is there a way to bring .shp & .shx files into a drawing?

I tried "load" and got "parcel2003a_co.shx" is a normal text font file, not a shape file.

I tried "shape" and got "No matching shapes found."

I tried "compile" and got "Bad shape definition at line 1 of parcel2003a_co.shp: Expected '*n,len,name' shape header"

Thanks for the help.
*Saadallah, Dean
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Re: Import .shx & .shp files

12-04-2003 05:45 AM in reply to: BrickLinder8006
If you drop the SHX and SHP files in the fonts folder being used by your
AutoCAD, simply starting up the DWG file would load them in the file they
are being used.

If you are trying to use them in your linetypes in new files, you have to
have the linetype definition that calls these and sets them up to be able to
use them.

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12-04-2003 06:00 AM in reply to: BrickLinder8006
The files are ArcExplorer files with parcel boundaries (lines) without text. Im not sure of linetypes. Can an .AEP file be imported?
*Corbin, Tripp
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12-04-2003 06:07 AM in reply to: BrickLinder8006
ArcExplorer reads ArcView shape files. To view
these in AutoCAD, you must import them with Map or export them to dxfs from
ArcGIS. Also a shapefile must have at least three individual files to be
complete, .shp, .shx, .dbf. If you don't have all three the file will not
work.

 

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The
files are ArcExplorer files with parcel boundaries (lines) without text. Im
not sure of linetypes. Can an .AEP file be imported?
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02-27-2007 09:47 AM in reply to: BrickLinder8006
Tripp,

I have all three files required. Can you help me insert my first shp file? Where should each file be placed to work properly?

Chris.
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