shrug-l: CAD Annotation to ArcGIS 9.x shapefile

Tripp Corbin tcorbin at
Mon Oct 13 10:39:49 EDT 2008


If you have access to Autodesk Map 3D, it will export it to a shapefile
like you want. I am guessing you don't have that though. Why do you want
it as a polyline? I am going to guess it is so you can get the rotation
angle and use labels. If this is the case, when you import the CAD
annotation it should include a rotation field which you can use for


Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP
Vice President, GIS/IT
ESRI Authorized Instructor
Keck & Wood, Inc. <> 
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From: shrug-l-bounces at
[mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Nickerson,
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2008 10:36 AM
To: shrug-l at
Subject: shrug-l: CAD Annotation to ArcGIS 9.x shapefile


I am trying to use Arc 9.x to import a CAD annotation and convert it to
a polyline shapefile.  ArcGIS 9.1 wants to create this as a point layer,
however I would like to have it in a polyline feature class.  ArcView
3.2 does this nicely, however when moving over to 9.1, a point layer
seems to be my only option.  Does anyone have any experience in this
that might be able to assist me?

Nathan Nickerson 
Business Systems Analyst 
Information Systems Services 
City of Tallahassee 
(850) 891-8137 

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