Trying to understand Export to CAD and why its now working for me

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01-06-2022 10:33 AM
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JasonYoung2
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I have some GPS points that I have collected in a CSV format that I have had no issues at all displaying in ArcGIS Pro. Usually my work flow is

  • Add Data - Insert the CSV into the map
  • Display X, Y data - Select Lat/Long/Alt and this displays the data on the map

Now I want to be able to export this data as a DWG so I can send it over to some of our engineers to work off of but obviously I'm missing something because if I just go over to the Geoprocessing tools and select Export to CAD I get a blank document. What am I missing?

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ABishop
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Maybe try exporting the imported GPS points to a shapefile or feature class in a file geodatabase first?  Then try exporting to CAD?

Amanda Bishop, GISP
Sean_Wray
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When you display X,Y values Arc assumes these are just WGS so be sure to apply the proper coordinate system to the exported file. Then try exporting to CAD.

JasonYoung2
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Looks like I needed to add a CadType and RefName fields to the attribute table in order to get things to work. After doing that and adding Insert to CadType and a name to the RefName the export to CAD function works now. 

ABishop
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oh OK... sounds good.  Glad you got it figured out.

Amanda Bishop, GISP
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Sean_Wray
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ABishop
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That looks like an ArcMap documentation?  I though the was in Pro?

Amanda Bishop, GISP
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