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psukember
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Registered: ‎07-23-2012
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Importing shape files in 2013

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07-23-2012 02:03 PM

How can I import an ESRI shape file in 2013?  Are the map commands no longer available?

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rkmcswain
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Re: Importing shape files in 2013

07-23-2012 03:04 PM in reply to: psukember

The easiest way is just drag and drop the SHP file into the AutoCAD/C3D editor.

 

The MAP functionality is still there if you want to navigate the menus and/or use the old legacy commands. Switch your workspace to "Planning and Analysis". 

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antoniovinci
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Re: Importing shape files in 2013

07-24-2012 12:02 AM in reply to: psukember

psukember wrote:

Are the map commands no longer available?


Did you just try _MAPIMPORT or _MAPIMPORT4  or _MAPCONNECT ?

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psukember
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Re: Importing shape files in 2013

07-24-2012 05:45 AM in reply to: rkmcswain

The mapimport worked.  I was trying that before and kept getting a fatal error so I'm not sure what changed.  Thanks

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amrfooda2008
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Registered: ‎11-26-2011
Message 5 of 8 (523 Views)

Re: Importing shape files in 2013

11-12-2014 01:10 PM in reply to: antoniovinci

Thank you so much. That is so simple

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GreeneSWCD
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Re: Importing shape files in 2013

11-13-2014 05:45 AM in reply to: rkmcswain
How do you go about dragging it into the editor?
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Jay_B
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Re: Importing shape files in 2013

11-13-2014 05:58 AM in reply to: GreeneSWCD

The shp file can be dragged from Windows Explorer directly onto the drawing window.

Jay

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antoniovinci
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Re: Importing shape files in 2013

11-13-2014 01:11 PM in reply to: Jay_B

Well done, J.
I guess this D&D technique yields a _MAPCONNECTed shape, isn't it..?

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