ArcGIS for AutoCAD 300 now available!


For those of you who work with feature data in both AutoCAD and ArcGIS applications, check out the latest installment of the no-cost plug-in ArcGIS for AutoCAD. The CAD team added support for ArcGIS image and feature services. This release also delivers a long requested enhancement to be able to edit and extract geodatabase features from within an AutoCAD session.

You can edit geodatabase features using standard AutoCAD commands, and then push your changes back to the source enterprise geodatabase – provided that you have write permissions. The plug-in manages the data using AutoCAD drawing layers that it creates on the fly and tracks the changes. Any AutoCAD object that is a valid geometry type within the data extent of the service and placed on these layers is accepted as a member of the feature class. When you are finished editing, you can then synchronize your changes with the feature service.

You can also extract ArcGIS features outright from a service and disconnect them permanently from the feature service. This can be useful if all you need is to export the features to your AutoCAD drawing.

The plug-in includes access to several ArcGIS online locator services. The Locate tool accepts single-line input similar to other Internet locator services and adds an AutoCAD point entity to the drawing at its known coordinate location. The point features are created as members of the feature class ESRI_Locations which makes zooming to them a simple matter of opening the attribute table viewer and using the Zoom to Selected Features tool.

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  1. sdfroman says:

    I’ve downloaded this plugin, but it does not add a ribbon in AutoCAD 2010. What am I doing wrong?

  2. clatchford says:

    Hi can this add on be used in Autocad Civil 3d 2013?

  3. tegn3 says:

    I’ve downloaded this plugin, but it does not add a ribbon in AutoCAD civil 3d 2013 What am I doing wrong?

  4. daroche says:

    I have Arcgis for Autocad and am using it. I would like only 30cm resolution world images, even when zooming out to a very large area, as if I am inserting 30cm resolution images. I do not want the resolution of the world image to change even if I change the scale of the the Autocad viewport. Any suggestions.

  5. malderete19671 says:

    Will this version work with the 2016 version??

  6. says:

    I have tried to impose “write permissions” on the feature service, as well as enabling the service as the administrator to the service. However, when I try to synchronize, the plug in simply reloads the initial service without any changes I have made to the ArcGIS features and attributes. What might I be doing wrong here?