Prepare CAD config template to import floor plan into indoors model

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03-04-2024 09:35 PM
ankit
by Esri Contributor
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Hello everyone,  I am new to ArcGIS indoors, seeking some assistance to configure CAD floor plan mappings and metadata.

I and in process to import floor plan into the indoors model.

But I am not 100% sure on best way to prepare the Config_CAD_Indoors_Template.xlsx

In terms of data, I have set of CAD drawings for 2 building in DWG format. I have used AutoCAD to export the layers data using EXTRACTDATA utility. Which export the xls file with heaps of information of designs, that includes name of Layers, file name and other related attributes.

Going through documentation at the links below, I am getting confused on placing right design layer name in Config_CAD_Indoors_Template.xlsx sheets.

https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/latest/help/data/indoors/map-floor-plans-to-indoors.htm
https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/latest/help/data/indoors/cad-floor-plan-template-file.htm
https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/latest/help/data/indoors/indoor-dataset-schema.htm

Has anyone ever struggled preparing the Config_CAD_Indoors_Template.xlsx ?

Or is it just me?

 

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Jinho_Kang
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Hi @ankit

I think it's critical to know the status/format your CAD is in, layer by layer, and know what exact layer you need to use for Units, Levels, and Facilities features for the configuration sheet - GP tool to extract and process.

For a CAD review and assessment, consider using the resource page below and see if your existing CAD closely matches the style and format criteria.

https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/latest/help/data/indoors/cad-floor-plan-drawings.htm

Also, ArcGIS Pro 3.2 introduced the "Import CAD To Indoor Dataset" new GP tool, where you can load the CAD to the Map view and select proper parameters directly instead of using the configuration sheet.

https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/latest/tool-reference/indoors/import-cad-to-indoor-dataset.htm

 

 

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Jinho_Kang
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Hi @ankit 

Esri Academy's ArcGIS Indoors: Loading Floor Plan Data web course guides you through the Excel configuration process with sample CAD data.

https://www.esri.com/training/catalog/5ecd6ae0dbabbe0afc9feb81/arcgis-indoors-loading-floor-plan-dat...

I hope you can take the course and learn the reviewing/configuring process before you dive into processing your data.

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ankit
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Hi @Jinho_Kang 

I have done this course. Extracting layers from DWG and mapping those layers with feature class is not straight forward.

Pretty all the arcgis indoors documentation and courses are built with the reference of one example CAD (Redlands).

If there are different CAD designs and config template examples exists, please share. 

I wish if there would be a way ArcGIS pro can load DWG and allow to create config inside the app or config get's created on the fly with some inputs from user.

 

Thanks 

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Jinho_Kang
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Hi @ankit

I think it's critical to know the status/format your CAD is in, layer by layer, and know what exact layer you need to use for Units, Levels, and Facilities features for the configuration sheet - GP tool to extract and process.

For a CAD review and assessment, consider using the resource page below and see if your existing CAD closely matches the style and format criteria.

https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/latest/help/data/indoors/cad-floor-plan-drawings.htm

Also, ArcGIS Pro 3.2 introduced the "Import CAD To Indoor Dataset" new GP tool, where you can load the CAD to the Map view and select proper parameters directly instead of using the configuration sheet.

https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/latest/tool-reference/indoors/import-cad-to-indoor-dataset.htm

 

 

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ankit
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Thanks @Jinho_Kang appreciate your speedy response.  I will try the Import CAD To Indoor Dataset (Indoors) tool. The CAD design of a building is comprised of 16 DWG files, it is challenging to get info from each layer and map. 

I will give it a shot now. Thanks for your assistance. 

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