CAD Data Cannot Find/Display in ArcMAP

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Hello,

I have been working on adding CAD data into ArcGIS with no success, it just did not show anything.

In the dwg file layer property when examine using ArcCatalog,all the values from coordinates tab and details tab showed as zeros. I think this might be the problem, anyone knows how to solve it?

Everything seems working fine in AutoCAD. And I did save the dwg file as older version like AutoCAD 2000, or R14, but still failed display in ArcMAP.

Please help, thanks.

Joanie
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Original User: apt42

Hello,

I have been working on adding CAD data into ArcGIS with no success, it just did not show anything.

In the dwg file layer property when examine using ArcCatalog,all the values from coordinates tab and details tab showed as zeros. I think this might be the problem, anyone knows how to solve it?

Everything seems working fine in AutoCAD. And I did save the dwg file as older version like AutoCAD 2000, or R14, but still failed display in ArcMAP.

Please help, thanks.

Joanie


Hi Joanie,

I tested glass.dwg drawing with ArcGIS 10. Attached is the screenshot, I could not repro the problem. In your attached screenshots it says CFD_ex.dwg. Can you attach that?
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I've been having the exact problem.  The AutoCad drawings I need to use show 0 features in all categories in ArcCatalog (identical to the posted thumbnails), and there is nothing visible in the preview, nor if I bring the drawing into ArcMap (ArcEditor level) - if I "zoom to layer" I get a blank screen.

However, I did see the lines and other features in the previous poster's Glass.dwg with no trouble, and have been able to see a few other drawings in our network drive.

Is there some sort of setting in AutoCad that allows/disallows a drawing to be visible if imported into a GIS?  I am still working in 9.3.1.  Thanks.
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I've been having the exact problem.  The AutoCad drawings I need to use show 0 features in all categories in ArcCatalog (identical to the posted thumbnails), and there is nothing visible in the preview, nor if I bring the drawing into ArcMap (ArcEditor level) - if I "zoom to layer" I get a blank screen.

However, I did see the lines and other features in the previous poster's Glass.dwg with no trouble, and have been able to see a few other drawings in our network drive.

Is there some sort of setting in AutoCad that allows/disallows a drawing to be visible if imported into a GIS?  I am still working in 9.3.1.  Thanks.


Hi Delenora,

Can you please attach the drawing?
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I am having a similar problem.  I have a CAD drawing from another company and I can see it fine in DWG TrueView 2010 program.  But when I look at the file in ArcReader their seems to be nothing there..in table view or geogrpahy view.  Any suggestions?
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I am having a similar problem.  I have a CAD drawing from another company and I can see it fine in DWG TrueView 2010 program.  But when I look at the file in ArcReader their seems to be nothing there..in table view or geogrpahy view.  Any suggestions?


Hi Jennifer,

Is it possible to attach the data? If not, can you contact Tech support?
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I have the same problem, as in I can view .dwg in autoCAD but not in ArcMAP. All fields are comming out as "0" and it is as if the file has no data in it. I tried to upload the .dwg file but no luck. Thank you.
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I had the same problem - I could not view the DWG file in ArcMAP.

The problem turned out to be in the version of DWG.
I tried to view the version 2013 of DWG in ArcMAP 10. Apparently this DWG format was too new for ArcMAP.

When I saved DWG in the previous version (2010) I could see the DWG inside ArcMAP.
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I have had this same problem for years. I would back convert the AutoCad file in TrueView from Autodesk. Now that has stopped working!
I got the new version of  DWG TrueView, but the old conversion method no longer does the trick. I wish ArcGIS 10.1 was as compatible with AutoCad as their help, and promotional pages claim. It never works!
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Dear Friends

I have same problem with my CAD map, I draw the CAD map but not according to global coordinate system and unfortunately I am not familiar with CAD or GIS. That is my pleasure if you can help me to come up with this problem. This is my CAD map
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