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ArcGIS for AutoCAD 430 | Unable to extract map imagery in contents

02-28-2024 09:19 AM
New Contributor

After updating from Version 420 to Version 430 of the ArcGIS plug-in for AutoCAD, I'm no longer able to see ESRI map listed in the Contents pane. I used to be able to right-click on the map and "extract" to create an AutoCAD cross-reference to save with my project files. Did this feature get removed from the latest version? Or is there an extra step to take? I have spent hours searching the web and cannot find a solution or anyone else even talking about the issue, but it has happened to several others in my office.

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Esri Contributor

Hello @StephanieDonoghue,

Would it be possible for you to submit an Esri Technical Support case on this behavior please?

Support could gather details around this behavior and also check the layers being used.


Kind regards,


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Esri Contributor

Hi Stephanie,

Thanks for your patience on this issue. The team took a deeper dive into this and we think we found the issue. The reason you don't see the layer in the table of contents and unable to perform an extract likely comes from the table of contents not being open when layers are added. If you come across this situation where you added a layer and the table of contents displays no layers I recommend trying the following. 

1. Open a new AutoCAD drawing while having the original drawing still open

2. Switch to the new AutoCAD drawing.

3. Switch back to the original AutoCAD drawing where the layers were added. 

The act of switching between drawings should be enough to trigger the Table of Contents to refresh. Once that happens you will see the menu options to extract the layers once again. The team is currently working on a fix for this issue so you no longer have to perform the workaround. 

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New Contributor II

Hi Randy,


Thanks for the alternative solution, we were struggling with this issue. However, have the team found a fix this issue?

Also, we would like to print a drawing with the arcgis imagery in the backgorund, is it possible?, we have tried but there's no imagery in the print document.

We have been trying to integrate the plug-in in our workflows, so, in case you find others bugs and their fixes, is it a product portal, website or newsletter to find more information related with bugs and fixes?

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Esri Contributor

Hello @stanbebop,

Thanks for using ArcGIS for AutoCAD. We have indeed fixed the issue with the Esri Contents pane with the latest build, 430.1, which was released at the end of May. An email of the same went out last Friday, June 7. You can download the latest version here. 430.1 also allows ArcGIS for AutoCAD to run in AutoCAD 2025 verticals.

And for the printing question please review a previous post here.

I hope this helps.

New Contributor II

Thanks for the answer and the links @DanWade 

We will download the latest version, regards!

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