How does arcgis generate the field OBJECTID when importing from .dwg?

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06-28-2016 08:58 AM
GabrielSt-Pierre
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When importing a .dwg file in arcmap, is the OBJECTID field generated based on a propertie from the CAD file, or is is just giving an ID based on which feature is processed first? I have some labels to associate with line objects and there are too many to just use a near tool, but it seems that the OBJECTID of both labels and lines match each other. Could these values created from, for example, the order of drawing in autocad?

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DanPatterson_Retired
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I assume they are as they were created.  there is nothing is reserved work list to indicate otherwise

Reserved CAD fields for AutoCAD DWG/DXF formats—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop

GabrielSt-Pierre
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After taking a data sample for a test, it seems to indicate that the labels can be joined to the lines using OBJECTID.

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AdrianWelsh
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A good place to put this thread would be in the CAD/GIS Data Integration​ group

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GabrielSt-Pierre
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Thank you!

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