Problems exporting SHP to DXF in ArcCatalog
Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:19 AM
It did once, seemingly out of the blue, start working for me, and i managed to export all the files i needed then. Now however i have a new batch that i need to export, and the problem is back again, i can't export any of the new batch, or even the old batch for that matter, that had previously been converted.
Not sure what else to say, i'm using version 9.2, and i don't have the option of selecting "Export to CAD". I've tried googling this to hell to find a solution but nothing came up for this problem. So if anyone can offer some insight it would be appreciated.
Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:54 AM
Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:13 AM
What level of functionality are you using (Arcview, ArcEditor, ArcInfo)?
I think it's weird that you could do it once - but mysteriously not again, which makes me think that it might be due to the software licensing.
Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:25 AM
If you open ArcToolbox (you can open it from either ArcMap or ArcCatalog) you could search for DXF or CAD and explore more tools to access. I have the ArcInfo level of functionality and in the Conversion Toolbox there is an "Export to CAD" tool.
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:48 PM
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 11:49 AM
Matthew: I have ArcView. I haven't been going straight through the toolbox, i've just been using the explorer bar to the right to find the files, right click them, choosing "Export" and then "Shapefile o DXF". If i go into the toolbox explorer though, and conversion tools, i can't see this tool around.
Klacefield: I'd found some scripts around as well, but it was my understanding from reading about it that they were for older versions and not supported in 9,2, something about switching from a script language of their own to VB. If i should be able to use that one, how would i go about using it?
Posted 18 July 2008 - 11:56 AM
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 06:20 AM
Posted 21 July 2008 - 07:59 AM
Doesn´t work so hot for me right now. It seems to add the toolbutton easily enough but it just stays gray (unclickable) no matter what. I don´t know if i'm doing the "selection" wrong, but i've tried just highlighting an item in a layer, and also doing "select by location" and choosing one of the items i want to convert, but it remained unclickable.
Didn't work for me neither. It's 2 years old so maybe it's not compatible with 9.2 ... Would have liked that tool...
Posted 21 July 2008 - 08:36 AM
If you go to View>Toolbars>Arcview 8x tools you will see a new toolbar open with a Conversion Tools drop down.
In there there is a Shapefile to DXF coverter it may produce some different results.
Posted 21 July 2008 - 11:38 AM
I tried the DXF Author from MassGIS as well, while it did actually export the SHP to DXF it didn't take the elevation data with it.
I tried exporting a shp file which is just the boundary file of Mexico and the 9.1 did it like a song. All you need to go to Data Interoperablity Tools and open the Export option. Then specify the input file and output file type.
Why don't you send one file to me and I will try doing a trial whether the tagging of contours gets converted or not.
Posted 22 July 2008 - 04:12 AM
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