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dmmeehan
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Message 21 of 27 (238 Views)

Re: Converted GIS to Cad question

12-28-2012 12:00 PM in reply to: tcorey

I cannot post clients data. I want the data to be visible in some manner inside vanilla. I would prefer the data show in the properties panel when an object is selected but any method would be good. I have requested an eval version of Mapworks and hope it will do the job where Autodesk cannot.

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dmmeehan
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Message 22 of 27 (200 Views)

Re: Converted GIS to Cad question

01-03-2013 12:39 PM in reply to: dmmeehan

I just grabbed the trial of Mapworks from Dotsoft. Thanks Terry! Within 10 minutes I had installed, imported and saved the gis data to an autocad dwg. The Xdlist command now brings the object data to the screen! I will no longer have to bother our civil engineers...too much.

My only concern is after uninstalling mapworks, will the data still list with the Xdlist command?

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TerryDotson
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Message 23 of 27 (195 Views)

Re: Converted GIS to Cad question

01-03-2013 01:44 PM in reply to: dmmeehan

The Xdlist command now brings the object data to the screen!

 

Try turning on the MapWorks Extended Data Edit palette, whenever you select an object it will appear in a PROPS like list.

 

My only concern is after uninstalling mapworks, will the data still list with the Xdlist command?

 

The data will remain available to anyone that can open the drawing.  We don't create custom objects (or data) that requires our application.   For example, anyone with modest lisp skills could read that data and work with it inside plain AutoCAD.

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dmmeehan
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Message 24 of 27 (179 Views)

Re: Converted GIS to Cad question

01-04-2013 05:19 AM in reply to: TerryDotson

After working with the file for a bit, it appears that all the object data is not imported. In particular, the diameter and length of each section of piping. The data shows when viewed with Map 3D but the field is blank in the mapworks imported data. Any tips?

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dmmeehan
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Message 25 of 27 (174 Views)

Re: Converted GIS to Cad question

01-04-2013 05:49 AM in reply to: dmmeehan

When importing the GIS data there are several files not included in the import. Each group of objects has the following files in addition to the .shp & .xml that are listed on the import: .shx .dbf .idx .prj .sbn .sbx

How can I get the data in all these files? It's looking like I will have to manually re-type all the object data that i need to look at before proceeding with this project.

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Neilw
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Message 26 of 27 (170 Views)

Re: Converted GIS to Cad question

01-04-2013 06:59 AM in reply to: dmmeehan

Those files are used by GIS software. Map uses the parts it needs when you import the shapefile. As long as you selected all the fields from the shapefile when doing the import you should see all the attributes in the object data. However since you are using a custom solution there may be an issue with that application.

 

FYI, the attributes for the shapefile are stored in the .dbf file which is the old dBase format. You can view the contents of the file with Access or Excel or any other application that can read dBase files.

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TerryDotson
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Message 27 of 27 (162 Views)

Re: Converted GIS to Cad question

01-04-2013 07:48 AM in reply to: dmmeehan

We (along with Map) read the fields and data from the DBX file.  We would need the data set to test with in order to reproduce the problem.  If you can, email it to me and direct any technical questions on MapWorks via email as well.

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