Working with CAD in ArcGIS

Strictly by pre-registration only

What is this course about?

Working with CAD in ArcGIS provides knowledge on how to leverage CAD data in ArcGIS and look at common problems encountered in this area. Attendees will get to learn how to use unconverted CAD data in GIS and how does CAD data interprets into GIS feature classes.

This course is for: ArcGIS users who want to know how are CAD data being utilised in the ArcGIS environment for Analysis and Geoprocessing workflows besides the basics of simply translation of data.

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Course details


480.00 SGD




1 day




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?

What skills will I learn?

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Transform, use and manage CAD data in ArcGIS
  • Understand how CAD data can be used in data management and analysis

What can I expect?

  • Course topics

    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 specification 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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