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ArcGIS mxd layout conversion to DGN

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Hey Comrades!

I have that issue, and I don't know how to solve it...

I know about 2 methods :

1 export mxd layout to vector pdf and next to dwg and next to DGN,

2 export mxd to ai (adobe illustrator) next to dwg and to DGN.

Do you know any ideas how to bite that cookie?

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cad and gis are different beast, luckly you have those long ways but still get there, ehehehehe :P

 

in fact for some reason, conversion between gis into dwg still have many obstacle

 

I dont have much experience on cad-gis data conversion though, :rolleyes:

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It is really very difficult to get exactly the same layout result in CAD.

ArcGIS 10.2.2 has improved AI export, but AI export to DWG isn't so good, I would say useless.

Even in AI, dashed lines are separate dashes, so it is very difficult to get them back into GIS.

Also, you can export feature classes from ArcGIS one by one to CAD and get features (dwg or dgn), even with real circular arcs, but that's not how ArcGIS layout looks like, because of different CAD symbology.

You want to get the same looking layout in CAD but editable?

Unfortunately I don't think it is possible, at least not the easy way.

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it's no possible, generally export the native file of MXD to other it doesn't work properly, the right step is export your file from GIS (shape file, geodatabase) to CAD Format... regards

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The best way is following:

 

1. Install Bentley map

2. Install FME Desktop 32 bit version

3. You have to learn some FME features (for example dgn styler....)

 

You can create two-way own applications !

 

 

Good luck

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Thank you all comrades very much for reply!

 

 

"...You want to get the same looking layout in CAD but editable?

Unfortunately I don't think it is possible, at least not the easy way."

exactly, it is useless, but some "municipal office" want DGN, with looks exactly as in the mxd composition... silly, but it is true

 

The best way is following:

 

1. Install Bentley map

2. Install FME Desktop 32 bit version

3. You have to learn some FME features (for example dgn styler....)

 

You can create two-way own applications !

 

 

Good luck

i already tried that tool... but not in such efficient way, big thanks!
 
Youtube is a still great source of knowledge ;D
 
Again BIG THANKS for your advices! 

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xactly, it is useless, but some "municipal office" want DGN, with looks exactly as in the mxd composition... silly, but it is true

madmaciora,

I have similar experiences with some municipal departments for utbanism that are not good at GIS at all, and they believe that the core AutoCAD is a "top of the world". We have a country regulation that says how to inter-operate geospatial data and there is no layout but only data mentioned there. Once we (the firm I work with) did a complete conversion, but for (very) extra money.

The maximum I do for free is to export layout image, open it in AutoCAD and place it in righ coordinates and on top of it I place imported features.

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