AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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Exporting North Arrow

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03-05-2014 01:58 PM

I have a North Arrow symbol in AutoCAD and I'm trying to export it to a shapefile, .jpg or any kind of format that I can use in ArcMap.  I'm new to AutoCAD please be specific as possible.  Thanks in advance.

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Re: Exporting North Arrow

03-05-2014 02:11 PM in reply to: ChrisGIS

Type MAPEXPORT and export it out as an ESRI shapefile.

If the issue was resolved by this method, please click on "Accept As Solution"
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Re: Exporting North Arrow

03-05-2014 03:41 PM in reply to: TRogers

Exporting it to shp format will work however, if the north arrow in in PS then the inserting point may not be what you want and if there is a coordinate system assigned to the dwg that may aso cause an issue in ArcGIS on moving it and placing it where it needs to be. 

I would suggect using jpg format. 

Type jpgout and select the north arrow, or if there is a lot of detail in the symbo; than setting up a raster plotter from the plotter wizard and select raster format. 

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