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.
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.
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.
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.