shrug-l: Creating CAD files?

Tripp Corbin tcorbin at
Mon Dec 11 10:18:16 EST 2006

Depending on the Level of ArcGIS yes you can. If you have ArcInfo, you
can use the TO CAD conversion tool in ArcToolbox to create a DXF file. A
DXF file is an AutoCAD native file type. If you have ArcView or
ArcEditor, you will need the Data Interoperability Extension. 
Autodesk Map, Land Desktop, and Civil 3d applications are able to import
shapefiles. These are all AutoCAD based applications. Also I believe
there are several third party Shapefile to CAD conversion applications
available on the internet. Most are either free or have a trial period.
Just do a search on Shapefile to CAD.

Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP

Associate Vice President, GIS/Mapping

ESRI Authorized Instructor

Keck & Wood, Inc.


(678) 417-4013

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ArcGIS & ArcView software.
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[mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Mary Jane
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 10:10 AM
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Subject: shrug-l: Creating CAD files?

Is there a way to create an AutoCAD file from an existing Shapefile
using ArcGIS 9.2?


Thank you,

Mary Jane

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