Strictly by pre-registration only

What is this course about?

In this course, attendees will get to learn how to use the ArcGIS interface to read in CAD data and how to interpret CAD data into ArcGIS feature classes.

The course is for: Users who want to know what is GIS, working in an ArcGIS interface and how CAD data is being utilized in the ArcGIS environment for Analysis and Geoprocessing workflow besides the basics of simple translation of data.

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Course details


960.00 SGD




2 days




Visualisation, Editing and Analysis Course

CPD points

Safety measures for training courses

While courses in our training facility have resumed, we want to assure you that the wellbeing of our trainees and staff remains Esri Singapore’s highest priority.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, strict safety measures and guidelines as recommended by the Ministry of Health are being adhered to for all training conducted.

All computer equipment and desks are disinfected before class commences and during the lunch break, while seats are placed and marked at least 1-metre apart, in accordance with official Safe Distance Measures.

Masks are mandatory throughout training, and alcohol hand sanitisers and anti-bacterial wet wipes will be available.

Your temperature will be taken before commencement. For your safety, you will be asked to return home and see a doc if your temperature exceeds 37.5deg.

An isolation room has been prepared for trainees to rest in if they are feeling unwell and awaiting transportation.

Are there any prerequisites?

  • Experience with Windows-based software for basic file management and browsing is required
  • CAD or equivalent knowledge is required

What skills will I learn?

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Transform (Geo-Reference), use and manage CAD data in ArcGIS
  • Accurately display CAD features on a GIS map and access information about them
  • Understand how CAD data can be used in data management and analysis
  • Scaling of usage of CAD drawings by harnessing the capability of Geographical Information System for better planning and decision making
  • Visualize all your disparate CAD drawings on a common platform

What can I expect?

  • Course topics

    The basics of GIS

    • What is GIS?
    • The geographic approach
    • What can you do with GIS
    • Think of ways to apply GIS

    The importance of coordinate systems

    • What is location?
    • How spatial data stores location
    • Geographic coordinate systems
    • Working with data in different geographic coordinate systems
    • Projected coordinate systems

    Interacting with a map in ArcGIS

    • Symbology and visualisation
    • Finding, identifying and selecting features
    • Asking questions and getting answers
    • Getting information from a GIS map

    Integrating data in ArcGIS

    • Where does data come from?
    • Layers and data
    • Commonly used data in ArcGIS
    • Getting data into the geodatabase

    Creating and editing data

    • Editing GIS data
    • What types of data can you edit?
    • The ArcGIS editing workflow
    • Applying the editing workflow
    • Review the editing workflow

    Managing CAD data in ArcGIS

    • CAD formats and versions
    • ArcGIS direct-read capabilities
    • CAD model and structure in ArcGIS

    Using CAD data in ArcGIS

    • Modifying CAD symbology in ArcMap
    • Selecting CAD features - Attributes values and Spatial relationships
    • Geoprocessing with CAD data

    Transforming CAD files

    • Link table
    • Universal world file
    • Creating projection file

    Converting CAD files into GIS

    • Converting using geoprocessing tools
    • Displaying text data in CAD
    • Tips for converting and preparing CAD data for GIS

    Creating CAD drawings from GIS data

    • Exporting GIS feature classes
    • Understanding blocks/cells
    • Mapping Specifications for CAD (MSC)

    CAD workflows and best practices

    • Repairing data in CAD
    • Create GIS feature attributes from CAD entities
    • Automate common CAD workflows
    • Edit a geometric network using CAD data

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