i am using the CAD to Geodatabase tool to import DWG files to a geodatabase.
In ArcGIS 10.2 and 10.3, this works perfectly well.
But when I try to do the same thing in ArcGIS 10.5 (no matter if I use the tool in ArcMap or if I use a Python script), I get the following error:
000354 : The name contains invalid characters.
If this refers to table names in the DWG file myself, then I don't know what to do; I have no CAD software and cannot change the DWG files myself. And it wasn't a problem in earlier versions of ArcGIS...
Can somebody help?
Two things to try:
Thanks for the advice, however, my background processing was already disabled, and there were no special characters.
The tool was behaving very oddly, as it would work on occasion. I was operating on an Iterate Dataset tool to batch convert some drawing files. I wanted to specify specific layers in the dwg to convert to a feature class, so I was using the output of the Iterate Dataset tool for the input of Make Feature Layer tool using a definition query. The problem I was having was in my syntax of the input feature option in the Make Feature Layer tool: %output%\polyline was my initial input. %output% being the variable of the iterate dataset which should be the pathname to the dwg iteration. The tool started working when I changed my input to %output%\\polyline, with two slashes.