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Tuesday, May 22 • 8:30am - 5:00pm
Using AutoCAD Data in ArcGIS Desktop (FULL Day)

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This workshop focuses on the using and integrating DWG and DXF files in ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap and ArcCatalog). Students learn how to display, georeference and convert data from drawing files into Geodatabase feature classes and shapefiles. The learn how to deal with common issues associated when trying to work with these CAD files inside of ArcGIS. While we focus on using data created in AutoCAD, these same concepts and tools apply to Microstation DGN files as well. 
Intended Audience
This workshop is for anyone that needs to convert and integrate data created by engineers and surveyors using AutoCAD based software into their GIS using ArcGIS Desktop. 
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand differences between AutoCAD and its variants
  • Understand data formats and their differences

    • AutoCAD DWG & DXF
    • Shapefiles
    • Geodatabases
    • Microstation DGN
  • Simple tools for Converting CAD data to GIS in ArcGIS Desktop
  • Georeferencing CAD files
  • Common Problems encountered with working with CAD files
  • Exporting GIS to CAD


Nathaniel Keith

Mr. Keith is a senior GIS Support Engineer for eGIS Associates. He has over 12 years of experience with GIS, GPS and drafting applications. He is familiar with a variety of data models and methodologies for creating and maintaining tax parcels, zoning regulations, political jurisdictions... Read More →

Tuesday May 22, 2018 8:30am - 5:00pm AKDT