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    Default Converting shp files to dwg?

    How do I convert a shape file (.shp) from GIS into a file format that I can use in Autocad (dwg, dxf)?? I use Autocad 2002.

    I am trying to convert a GIS county land use map that shows things like roadways, waterways, etc. into Autocad.

    Thanks for any assistance you can provide.

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    Look for freeware programs to convert these, such as at:
    http://software.geocomm.com/translators/cad-dxf/

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    there is no direct conversion of .shp to .dwg or .dxf in autocad
    for that u need Autocad map it has the facilities of importing .shp files or u have have to take it to mapinfo software where u can insert the .shp file and export it as .dwg

    ok

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    You can use ImportShapes free and opensource plugin to import shapefiles in AutoCAD
    You find ImportShapes on ABCAUTOCAD website here:

    http://www.abccorsicad.it/software_a...P_ESRI_AutoCAD

    Here you'll find also some other useful AutoCAD plugins (check english page at top of pages):
    Importshapes (GIS) to import shp files in dwg
    ImportPoints (GIS) to import ODBC database or import text files into AutoCAD. It also imports Excel and csv files in AutoCAD as points or blocks
    RasterManager (GIS) to use tfw in AutoCAD (World Files, tfw but also jpw, bpw and so on): imports and place raster in the right place
    MyHatch (not only GIS) to create new hatch models

    All for free: ABC AutoCAD is not a software house, they do also this, but they just give away for free some plugins they made for their clients; actually their main business is teaching and tutoring AutoCAD users
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    Hello,
    I don't know if this post is closed, so if not...

    I run AutoCAD 2007 and need to do shp to dwg file conversions. Does anyone know of a free converter, based in the English language?

    Sincerely,
    Brian

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    Did you bother to check the first link posted?
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    Hello Steve,
    I saw the url ended in cad-dxf/, so no I didn't bother. I just checked out the url, and it is not a free converter. Do you know of a free one?

    -B

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmctest View Post
    Hello Steve,
    I saw the url ended in cad-dxf/, so no I didn't bother. I just checked out the url, and it is not a free converter. Do you know of a free one?

    -B
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    Smile Free converter from shp to AutoCAD dwg

    Hi, I'm sure the following one is free

    http://www.abcautocad.it/software_autocad_en.html

    They ask paypal support but it's not compelling, only if you want, so you can download it without any fee
    Last edited by mtrasi; 6th Aug 2012 at 07:08 pm. Reason: dead link updated

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    @mtrasi 1. I have a 64bit system, and I run AutoCAD 2007. The website you have linked to does not have a download appropriate for my scenario. Am I missing something?2. How do you know that the aforementioned website's request for paypal support is not mandatory? - Is it because you are affiliated with the website?

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