shrug-l: AutoCAD Files ???

Chris.OGara at Chris.OGara at
Mon Dec 11 13:01:48 EST 2006

If you go to ESRI.Com and search in the ArcScripts section using a CAD
query you will find a tool called ArcMap to DXF which will export layers,
shapefile, etc. to CAD, DXF format

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

Thank you,
Mary Jane
----- Message from "Tripp Corbin" <tcorbin at> on Mon, 11 Dec
2006 10:18:16 -0500 -----
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 Subject: RE: shrug-l: Creating CAD files?                                 

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
Thank You for your time and efforts
Christopher P. O’Gara
District Utility Coordinator
Florida Department of Transportation
Roadway Design / Utilities Office
1109 South Marion Avenue, MS 2024
Lake City, Fl 32025-5874
TEL: (386) 961-7708
FAX: (386) 758-3736
chris.ogara at

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