Author Topic: Export pipes to dwg  (Read 1298 times)

Olof Persson

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Export pipes to dwg
« on: September 12, 2013, 03:04:16 pm »
I want to export my pipes to a dwg-file and keep the same symbology. Is it even possible to have attributes such as pipe dimension in a dwg-file?

I have tried to do it from ArcMAP by right clicking on Water Pipes /Data /Export to CAD
This gives a dwg-file of pipes without any attributs that can be used for the wantet symbology.


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Re: Export pipes to dwg
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2013, 07:17:51 pm »
As a matter of fact the dwg exported from ArcMap contains attribute data in form of Xrecords... (

...which have been a standard feature of dwg-files for a long time, but only accessible to developers.

ESRI offers a free plug-in for AutoCAD called ArcGIS for AutoCAD... (

...which allows you to use those Xrecords within AutoCAD to change your symbology. I don't use AutoCAD myself, so I can't give you any personal opinion about the performance of the plug-in.


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Re: Export pipes to dwg
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 09:31:05 am »