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ArcGIS for AutoCAD is for people who want to edit ArcGIS data inside AutoCAD and from feature services, and utilize maps through web services inside the AutoCAD drafting environment. ArcGIS for AutoCAD loads on top of an existing seat of AutoCAD and shows up as an additional ribbon tab in the standard AutoCAD interface.
It is a free download from Esri. Visit the download page.
Yes, ArcGIS for AutoCAD is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Portuguese (BR), Japanese, Russian, and Italian.
Map Services, Image Services, the World Locator Service, and Feature Services that support both REST and SOAP and for map services the Export Map capability.
Yes. ArcGIS for AutoCAD creates and uses GIS data stored directly within a .DWG file. Esri's method of storing data within a .DWG file is superior to Shapefiles in that it supports curves and annotation feature classes. In workflows that involve passing GIS files back and forth between ArcGIS Desktop and AutoCAD, using the .DWG file with ArcGIS for AutoCAD is superior to Shapefiles.
Yes. If you have access to a feature service that has been configured by your ArcGIS Enterprise administrator to allow editing, then all feature service editing clients of the ArcGIS system including ArcGIS for AutoCAD would have access to edit those features stored in the enterprise geodatabase.
No. ArcGIS for AutoCAD does not have specific support for geoprocessing services at this time.
Yes. You can access the public map services and feature services from ArcGIS Online. These include Esri maps and other useful resources.
No. You can simply access the services hosted by Esri via ArcGIS Online or third party servers with granted access. You will need an ArcGIS Enterprise license if you plan to publish and access your own web services on your own infrastructure.
The latest version supports 32-bit and 64-bit AutoCAD 2013 and newer versions. This includes those Autodesk products that include full versions of AutoCAD such as AutoCAD Civil 3D, and Map 3D. AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012 users will need to install the previously released .
Yes. ArcGIS for AutoCAD works with the AutoCAD inside of AutoCAD Map, or other AutoCAD add-on products, but does not rely on any of their add-on functionality.
ArcGIS for AutoCAD can access standard and cached map services served by ArcGIS Server versions 10, 10.1 and 10.2 and newer where SOAP, REST and the Export Map functionality is enabled. ArcGIS for AutoCAD is supported with ArcGIS Enterprise for the Microsoft .NET framework and the Java platform.
No, this functionality will be included in a future version.
This issue was resolved in ArcGIS Server 10.4.
Yes, this issue has been resolved in the latest release.