importing and converting AUTOCAD files in ARCMAP

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01-25-2019 03:02 AM
ChrisWhittaker1
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Can AutoCAD format files be saved as shape files or any other file with a length attribute in ARCMAP to allow the length of lines/mains be calculated

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WillWalter1
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Yes.  You can convert the features in the Cad drawing to shapefile lines and compute a length using ArcMap.  You would create a Length field and then the Calculate Geometry tool (right click on the Length field) to populate with the shapes length.  This same process applies for geodatabase featureclasses.  

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WillWalter1
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Yes.  You can convert the features in the Cad drawing to shapefile lines and compute a length using ArcMap.  You would create a Length field and then the Calculate Geometry tool (right click on the Length field) to populate with the shapes length.  This same process applies for geodatabase featureclasses.  

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