ArcGIS for AutoCAD

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ArcGIS for AutoCAD is a free, plug-in application for AutoCAD that allows you to access and create GIS data by connecting to services from ArcGIS for Server and ArcGIS Online.

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ArcGIS for AutoCAD review by FRANCO P.
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"tool of complementary work to autocad of recognized professional quality. "

What do you like best?

I like Arcgis as a complement to autocad because it offers the possibility of using the services of images and services of stored functions by arcgis, provided image maps, and sources of elements in online arcgis. contains a varied property of drawing file that allows to incorporate, edit and share in the arcgis system. It contains a framework recognized and accepted by professionals, for the information of the data.

I like it because Arcgis gives autocad the possibility of linking geographical and territorial activities, so the use of ArcGis is very useful for the design of plans and objects in three dimensions for work and studies purposes.

I also like arcgis for autocad that provides an excellent visual, contains tool for management, editing, calculation, analysis of entities and georeferenced attributes.

Another very useful aspect for autocad is the variety of ArcCatalog, which offers the option to link with other work servers.

What do you dislike?

arcgis is a program that requires a quality computer and repowering, in the same way autocad needs a team with good tools to use to the maximum of its capabilities. consequently, if you have an excellent computer re-powered autocad or arcgis work properly.

It is common that in the process of converting arcgis to autocad the images move which require the detailed revision to guarantee that all the information is correctly, being then a risks that we run when we work separately the information in the two programs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend using arcGIS for Autocad the following, considering that both excellent work tools:

contains very useful tools to enter gis data in Autocad.

It offers an excellent option to incorporate the image of your drawings to autocad.

I recommend the use of editing ArcGIS databases through autocad.

For professional purposes it is ideal to prepare CAD drawings files for SIG to speed up the exchange between GIS and CAD information.

I recommend the organization of existing CAD databases as GIS datasets within your Autocad drawing for use on the ArcGIS desktop.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

arcgis has allowed the organization to solve multiple problems, considered to offer work tools that complement the ability to design planes and objects in three dimensions of autocad, being an excellent option because it allows autocad to incorporate strengths in the area of geography and geoferecenciacion that contains arcgis. solving multiple problems of exact location of land and buildings.

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ArcGIS for AutoCAD review by Marlin D.
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"Works nicely but there's a "gotcha""

What do you like best?

Automated conversion of AutoCAD data to ArcGIS data that can be used as features and layers in a GIS.

What do you dislike?

Gotcha: "Leaky rectangles". If corners of manually created rectangles have the slightest of gaps, the converter does not interpret the object as a rectangle. Instead it sees it as vectors at right angles. Requires manually extending those vectors until they actually touch at the corners. Time consuming. But I realize this is human error on the AutoCAD side, just should somehow be intelligent enough to be "forgiving" for a couple pixels at least.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is the best on the market for filling this conversion nitch. I hadn't mentioned it, but we also can import maps into AutoCAD which is also useful to help with digitizing from field data.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Specifically, we were able to convert architectural drawings of interior of San Diego Convention Center into GIS data from which we created an interior 3D GIS so that attendees could be routed to their next meeting across 3 floors without stepping outside. It also predicted how long it would take to walk.

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ArcGIS for AutoCAD review by Rohit K.
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""Powerful yet Simple tool to make Geospatial Analysis Accessible To Anyone""

What do you like best?

ArcGIS is the first mapping software to use for professional mapping. The package comes with ArcCatalog, which is great for organizing files. There are many ways to use the software, if you can learn how the functions work together. Everything is referenced on a coordinate system, which means everything you do is fundamentally related to the real world. The raster uses and analyzes are high-level as well. ArcGIS is extremely user-friendly and the possibility of doing so many tasks, from vectorizing a geographic chart to working statistics in thematic maps, excellent as a tool for planning a specific territory.

What do you dislike?

The major issue that I've run into is the crashing program. I deal with big data on relatively new machines and despite their power, it can be pretty easy to overpower them. While it is easy to get the hang of what the software will or will not be able to handle, it would be nicer to have a program which draws less processing power. The image processing module does not seem to complete, I think it is necessary to develop it more.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend something else if you have no money and must have a free GIS software suite. Otherwise, there should not be any question. If you are going to learn GIS, learn the one that every employer is looking for in GIS analyst. ArcGIS is used by so many people so it is worth it for an individual or a company to purchase the product. The support team is always helpful as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I always receive requests from supervisors, clients, fellow students and colleagues from different types of geographic information, which is refined, georeferenced, analyzed and in its cartographic output format. Therefore, to do all these operations it is necessary to use the ArcGIS to manipulate entities with their attributes in an efficient way linked to the requirements of third parties. I have used ArcGIS for the regionalization of the territory, the analysis of the regional urban system of different territorial areas, and the construction of topographic and thematic cartography for territorial diagnosis. Visualizing any data and traffic-related or not traffic related. It is easy to interpret numbers by using mapping, at least easy to present. Providing spatial analysis is an effective tool thanks to ArcGIS. It certainly uses spatial and numerical anlaysis easier in terms of visualization.

ArcGIS for AutoCAD review by Exson M.
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"compatibility of arcgis tools with autocad for the elaboration of projects"

What do you like best?

Easy to use gis maps in the form of image services and feature services stored by arcgis. you get maps imagen, and element sources in arcgis online. it has a large property of drawing file that allows to incorporate, edit and share in the arcgis system. It provides a framework, commonly accepted, for the information of the data. to be used in a large variety.

What do you dislike?

at some point in the process of uploading ArcGIS maps to autocad, the images move, for this reason i recommend reviewing the information very well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend using arcGIS for Autocad to:

Access to gis data within Autocad.

Add images to your Autocad drawings.

Edit Arcgis databases through Autocad.

Prepare Cad drawings files for GIS streamline the exchange between GIS and CAD information.

Organize existing CAD data as GIS data sets within your Autocad drawing to be used in ArcGIS desktop.

View data sets of GIS attributes within DWG files exported from ArcGIS desktop.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

the use of software has helped me in the investigation of an analysis of property value behavior through the superposition of multicriteria, because it allowed me to provide a set of structured data to improve specific objetives.

i apply the tools for environmental impact studies obtaining professional recognition, and economic benefits.

ArcGIS for AutoCAD review by User in Computer Software
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"Excellent Product"

What do you like best?

I like arcgis as a complement tools to auto cad because it offers the possibility of using the services of images and stored functions by arcgis, I like it most because it gives auto cad possibility linking of geographical and territorial activities.

What do you dislike?

Arcgis is a programme that requires a quality of computer and repowering, in the same way autocad needs a team with good tools to use the maximum of its capabilities.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommended this product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Arcgis has allowed the organisations to solve multiple problems, considered to offer work tools that complement the ability to design planes and objects in three dimensions of autocad.

ArcGIS for AutoCAD review by Priyanshu K.
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"Get strategic support for bussiness.."

What do you like best?

Arcgis is the bussiness friendly platform where work gets a heavy flow with excessive support technical as well as manual 24×7 customer as well as strategic support..

Arcgis has well defined corner of support,training,consultancy and cloud management..

With standard level of consultancy support and training project get chances of implement high technology to make short term consultancy projects to high transformational projects and focussed bussiness..

What do you dislike?

Customer portal is quite not up to the mark..

Little specification is required for easy and frequent going...

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Arcgis a good going and focused bussiness is on the way and work gets transformation to high and secure level..

ArcGIS for AutoCAD review by User in Architecture & Planning
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"ArcGIS: a great tool for architects with major civil projects"

What do you like best?

I can open large format files and GIS sets that contain huge amounts of data without my computer slowing down.

What do you dislike?

It could be a bit more responsive at opening a string of .gis files that contain images and reference documents/attachments.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use ArcGIS to import site / civil surveys into our CAD models for new and existing renovation projects. The data from GIS maps is integrated with the survey and mapped accurately using points from the field. The benefit is the accuracy of the maps, and allowing to get into detail without too much lag or freezing on any computer - its reliable.

ArcGIS for AutoCAD review by Abigale P.
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"great tool for GIS"

What do you like best?

I really like the accessibility it gives the user and the ease of interface.

What do you dislike?

I don't really have any complaints with the product - I think it works very seamlessly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to track certain subjects and to detect patterns.

ArcGIS for AutoCAD review by User
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"Map gathering made easy."

What do you like best?

I like this program since it makes it easy to upload aerials into other AutoCAD files.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the program is slow but that may have to do with all the processing it does and my computer may be not as fast as it needs to be.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use ArcGIS to help plot aerials to be used in other CAD programs to help with showing proposed work.

ArcGIS for AutoCAD review by User
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"Great product"

What do you like best?

Can easily pull up a map of the entire state in AutoCAD to aid in project design. Very high resolution and simple/quick process to retrieve

What do you dislike?

Honestly, nothing. It is very helpful and I would recommend to anyone

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Transportation design projects

ArcGIS for AutoCAD review by User
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"Great software"

What do you like best?

It's a perfect software to use with AutoCAD

What do you dislike?

Not much, the program works well. Easy to use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Site positioning and analysis

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