Use CAD layer names to attribute parcel fabric construction categories

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10-08-2012 09:17 AM
Status: Open
PaulRogalla1
New Contributor III

When using the cut-and-paste-from-CAD method to create parcel fabric constructions, would it be possible to have the paste function derive parcel line categories (0-Boundary 2-Precise Con 3-Connection, etc.) from layer names in the CAD drawing?  This would save a LOT of time spent hunting down and relabeling pasted lines from Boundary to something else.  Obviously, ArcGIS is capable reading layer names from CAD drawings, otherwise linework could not be symbolized by layer name.  Why not harness this capability to make the cut-and-paste functionality more efficient as well?

This workflow would probably require strict layer naming in the CAD drawing on the part of the CAD operator, and calling layers by number probably wouldn't work since CAD contains a 0 (zero) layer by default.  I would suggest a "pf" prefix in front of the Category name as a layer-naming standard (pfBoundary, pfPrecise_Con, pfConnection, etc.), but  if it's easier to code something else, that's fine too.

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PaulRogalla1

When using the cut-and-paste-from-CAD method to create parcel fabric constructions, would it be possible to have the paste function derive parcel line categories (0-Boundary 2-Precise Con 3-Connection, etc.) from layer names in the CAD drawing?  This would save a LOT of time spent hunting down and relabeling pasted lines from Boundary to something else.  Obviously, ArcGIS is capable reading layer names from CAD drawings, otherwise linework could not be symbolized by layer name.  Why not harness this capability to make the cut-and-paste functionality more efficient as well?

This workflow would probably require strict layer naming in the CAD drawing on the part of the CAD operator, and calling layers by number probably wouldn't work since CAD contains a 0 (zero) layer by default.  I would suggest a "pf" prefix in front of the Category name as a layer-naming standard (pfBoundary, pfPrecise_Con, pfConnection, etc.), but  if it's easier to code something else, that's fine too.

AmirBar-Maor
Status changed to: In Product Plan

Planned as part of ArcGIS Pro 2.8

AmirBar-Maor
Status changed to: Open

Hi @PaulRogalla1 

You are asking for new functionality for ArcMap. 10.8.1 was the last ArcMap release and there are no plans to introduce new functionality in ArcMap. In ArcGIS Pro you can achieve that using Attribute Rules Calculation. You can use the CAD LAYER attribute value (name) to calculate another field.

In the new parcel fabric in ArcGIS Pro we have deprecated the 'Category' field and separated out the connection lines. Each organization can extend their parcel lines for each parcel type as well as the connection lines as they see fit to meet their business requirements.