How to import AutoCAD DXF files
DWG files can be indirectly imported into a Project, by first converting them to a DXF file (the open-standard equivalent). DXF files can then be imported directly through the Geo Data Wizard, as either features in the Current Situation, or in the Future Design.
- If the filetype is currently DWG, use an AutoDesk application to open it and save/export it as DXF.
- Open the Geo Data Wizard, which will assist with importing data.
- When importing for the Current Situation, opt to import Buildings.
When importing for the Future Design, opt to import Measures.
- Select the DXF file, either as a local file on your computer or on the Geo Share.
- Select the layers in the DXF file to import.
- Follow the remaining steps in the Geo Data Wizard to select and import the features as desired.
- Finish the Geo Data Wizard to finalize the data import process.
- Layers do not need to be visible to include them in the import.
- When importing a DXF file, features can have additional Attribute assigned to it, such as LAYER indicating the layer it belonged to, and COLOR_INDEX indicating its color (index). Also converted attributes are stored, such as COLOR, in which the feature's DXF color is converted to a Tygron Color code.