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I have a shapefile (contours) that I would like to export to CAD (DWG), I have used the Add CAD Fields tool, and so I'd like to copy the values from my "contour" field to the "elevation" field that this tool creates in my attribute table.

When I open the newly created DWG in AutoCAD I want the elevation information to be present when I query a contour line for example. This seems easy but in the attribute table I can't seem to select/copy/paste multiple values like in excel.

Is there a good method to populate these basic CAD fields that ArcMap creates easily before using the ExportToCAD tool?

Thanks in advance.

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hello -

I have a shapefile (contours) that I would like to export to CAD (DWG), I have used the Add CAD Fields tool, and so I'd like to copy the values from my "contour" field to the "elevation" field that this tool creates in my attribute table.

When I open the newly created DWG in AutoCAD I want the elevation information to be present when I query a contour line for example. This seems easy but in the attribute table I can't seem to select/copy/paste multiple values like in excel.

Is there a good method to populate these basic CAD fields that ArcMap creates easily before using the ExportToCAD tool?

Thanks in advance.


Hello Michael,

There are numerous ways to get your shapefile into AutoDesk Map 3D. What version of the AutoDesk software do you have? LT? Civil? Map 3D offers a way to read the shapefile directly, without converting the file and you get all the attributes that way, nothing lost.
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