Software Overview:

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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Basic features:

 • 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.
 • Attach Z value as 'Elevation' data.
 • 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.
 • Layers control - translate only the CAD Layers that you require.
 • Region control - translate the whole drawing or a selected area.
 • Attributes translation.
 • Translate holes / islands /donuts from originating CAD drawing to Polygon shapefile. see picture
 • Extended Entity Data (Xdata) translation.
 • User defined attributes. New
 • Translate 3D surfaces to MultiPatch shapefile types.
 • Built in projections.
 • Close Polygon gaps.
 • Optionally output to Excel/CSV, XYZ file.
 • MPolygon support.
 • Dimensions/Leader/Tolerance support.
 • Additional XDATA types.
 • Length attribute for polylines.
 • Filter by Layer, Area, Color, Entity.
 • Data suitable for import to Google Earth Pro

Pricings & Plans



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


per user

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

Network License


per number of concurrent user

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