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Software Overview:

CAD2Shape converts AutoCAD® DXF or DWG formats to ESRI Shapefiles (ArcGIS®, ArcMap, ArcView etc.). The software is completely stand alone (does not require ArcGIS®, ArcMap, ArcView) The software lets the you tailor the conversion to suit your needs. CAD2Shape is a perfect DXF to shapefile converter software. Converting CAD to GIS tutorials are available for CAD2Shape users. Features include:


 • Stand-alone CAD to Shapefile conversion.
 • Translates all AutoCAD DXF and DWG versions up to and including AutoCAD 2017.
 • Optional translation to 2D or 3D shapefiles, or a 2D shapefile with the Z value attached as 'Elevation' data.
 • Text to 'Labels Theme' conversion
 • Text to Polyline
 • Create Feature Attributes from ATTRIB data.
 • Extended Entity Data translation (Xdata)
 • Translate 3D surfaces to MultiPatch shapefile types.
 • Translate to all 2D/3D shapefile types
 • Filter by Layer, Area, Color, Entity.
 • Batch conversions using command line mode.
 • Translation to XYZ data files.
 • User defined attributes

Quick 2-Step Guide: DWG to SHP / DXF to SHP conversion

DXF / DWG to Shapefile Converter quick guide

1. Select your DWG or DXF file that you want to convert.
2. Press Save Button.
Then a new Shapefile will be created in the same folder with your DWG (or DXF) file.

You can customise Shapefile output by using many built-in conversion features that other converter software does not support!
(For example: in the screenshot image, polyline and "CAD Entities to translate" are selected in purple rectangle).

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DWG to SHP converter, DXF to DWG converter DXF / DWG to XYZ converter data format setting
Left image: You can easily keep AutoCAD Annotation objects when converting DXF/DWG to ESRI ArcGIS Shapefile.
Right image: You can also change to convert AutoCAD file to XYZ data format on CAD2Shape.

OS: Win 2003/2008/2012/Citrix/XP/XP64/Vista/Vist64/Win7/win7x64/Win8/Win8x64/Win10


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Input File Support:

 • Translates all AutoCAD DXF and DWG versions up to and including AutoCAD 2017.
 • Extended Entity Data (Xdata) translation.
 • Additional XDATA types.

Shapefile output:

 • Translation to 2D shapefiles(Point, Polyline, Polygon and Multipoint).
 • Translation to 3D shapefiles(PointZ, PolylineZ, PolygonZ, MultipointZ and Multipatch).
 • Translate 3D surfaces to MultiPatch shapefile types.
 • MPolygon support.

Attributes/ text translation:

 • Keep AutoCAD Annotation objects when converting DXF/DWG to ESRI ArcGIS Shapefile (Attributes translation).
 • Text to 'Labels Theme'.
 • Text to exploded polyline option. - allows direct translation of CAD Text to visible text in ArcGIS/ArcMap/ArcView. The resultant text and placement will be visually identical to that in the originating CAD drawing.
 • Create feature attributes from ATTRIB data, Xdata, Entities properties and User defined attributes.

Z (Elevation) Value conversion:

 • Attach Z value as 'Elevation' data.

Polygon conversion:

 • Translate holes / islands /donuts from originating CAD drawing to Polygon shapefile. see picture
 • Close Polygon gaps.

Useful conversion features:

 • Batch conversion via command line.
 • Filter by Layer, Area, Color, Entity.
 • Layers control - translate only the CAD Layers that you require.
 • Region control - translate the whole drawing or a selected area.

AutoCAD drawing features:

 • Translate AutoCAD entities (point, line, polyline, circle, Arc, Hatch, 3D face, 3D mesh etc.).
 • Dimensions/Leader/Tolerance support.
 • Length attribute for polylines.

Other converter features:

 • Stand-alone CAD to Shapefile conversion.
 • Built in projections.
 • Suport coordinate system (Lat/long degrees and UTM WGS83/NAD84).
 • Optionally output to Excel/CSV, XYZ file.

Pricings & Plans

FREE TRIAL

FREE

for 15 days

The evaluation version of CAD2Shape is enabled for 15 days and for 20 large file translations (up to 10 MB). After the 15 day trial is up the software will still continue to work, but only for small test drawings (<100K).

Standard License

$199

per user

Buy a standard license. Prices start from $199 USD. You can see details of the price structure from here.



Network License

$450

per number of concurrent user

Buy a network license. Prices start from $450 USD. You can see details of the price structure from here.





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