AutoCAD Map 3D General Discussion

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Referencing a Shapefile into an AutoCAD drawing

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02-04-2002 10:33 PM
I was wondering if there was a way to reference an ESRI ArcView shapefile into an AutoCAD drawing without having to import (convert) the shapefile into AutoCAD entities. I was hoping to be able to bring in a "snapshot" of the shapefile into the AutoCAD drawing. I would like to be able to do this because the conversion process between a shapefile and an AutoCAD file is time consuming. Has anyone encountered this problem before? Is this capability built into AutoCAD Map or would you need an add-on package? Any help or hints on this topic would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
*Walsh, David
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Re: Referencing a Shapefile into an AutoCAD drawing

02-06-2002 01:05 AM in reply to: mvolz47
Hi,

 

No you definitely cannot reference a shapefile
or other external file format.

 

It isn't that time consuming to convert is it? How
big are your files? If there are many, you could use a script for the
conversion, and run it overnight...

 

Cheers,

David


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I
was wondering if there was a way to reference an ESRI ArcView shapefile into
an AutoCAD drawing without having to import (convert) the shapefile into
AutoCAD entities. I was hoping to be able to bring in a "snapshot" of the
shapefile into the AutoCAD drawing. I would like to be able to do this because
the conversion process between a shapefile and an AutoCAD file is time
consuming. Has anyone encountered this problem before? Is this capability
built into AutoCAD Map or would you need an add-on package? Any help or hints
on this topic would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in
advance.
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