Is it possible to have a service layer label when brought into AutoCAD using ArcGIS for AutoCAD 400?

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10-15-2020 07:54 AM
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   I have a service layer that is used in ESRI's Collector App to get points in the field, using a GPS unit, for updating our As-Built drawings. Normally I grab these points and export them as a .csv and insert them into AutoCAD in order for the operator to update the drawings. This allows the points to be displayed as topo points, with a description and xyz info. Very helpful!

   With the ArcGIS for AutoCAD 400 plugin you can add the REST endpoint for the services using the "Add Data by URL" option within the ArcGIS tab within AutoCAD. After doing this is there anyway to have attributes displayed aside from using the "ESRI Identify" option?

   This would save me a ton of time and make it much more "real-time" from field to office in many cases and increase the efficiency in which we can create As-built drawings. I would love to be able to display attribute information like I'm able to when I insert the points as topo points using a .csv file. 

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Hi Brett!  Yes, there is a way to associate field values with text elements in the drawing.  Check out the documentation on Pick Label.

Bad news is...Pick Label assumes you have text in the drawing.  It doesn't automatically generate the text from the fields.  (That feature is in the next release of ArcGIS for AutoCAD.)

There are a couple of ways you can trick/hack it to make it work now.  Let me know if you want details on the hack.

 

--Karen

 

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I was talking to a coworker about your question.  He suggested a simpler solution.  If you associate a block with your ArcGIS for AutoCAD point web feature layer, and that block includes an attribute definition where the tag name = the field name, the values will automatically populate and display as the block attribute values in the drawing.

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