Layout from Cad to ArcMap

12-10-2018 08:45 AM
New Contributor

How do I import a layout from AutoCAD to ArcMap?
When I try importing a .dwg it ends up (and gets stuck) in the map and not in the layout.

What am I doing wrong?

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New Contributor

Check this out. I found it in the "Related Content" below your message after reading it. 

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ArcGIS Desktop only reads the CAD entities from the Model Space of CAD drawings. The entities in the Paper Space layouts in the CAD file are ignored. The thought being they are not necessarily geospatial content, but there are situations where the entire document as created has useful content that could be displayed on the map. If possible you might want to move some of that content into Model Space if you want ArcGIS desktop to see it.


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