With specialized tools, you can incorporate CAD data into ArcGIS for your analysis and continue to access and deliver your data in a CAD format.
In addition to the CAD tools in ArcGIS, download ArcGIS for AutoCAD, a free tool that gives you seamless interoperability between AutoCAD and ArcGIS.
With ArcGIS for AutoCAD, you can
- View live GIS maps and display symbology of all underlying GIS data structures in CAD.
- Include GIS basemaps and analysis results in your CAD designs.
- Define the coordinate system within AutoCAD to automatically project maps on the fly without transforming CAD drawings or converting GIS data.
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