An overview of the To CAD toolset

This topic applies to ArcInfo only.

Tools in the To CAD toolset convert geodatabase features to native CAD formats. You can use these tools in geoprocessing models and scripts to define your own conversion procedures.



Add CAD Fields

Adds reserved CAD fields recognized by the Export To CAD tool. These fields are used to specify the CAD properties of the exported featuresAfter executing this tool, you must calculate or enter the appropriate field values.

Export to CAD

Creates one or more CAD drawings based on the values contained in one or more input feature classes or feature layers and supporting tables.


The following tools were available in this toolset prior to version 10, but have been removed since they are no longer applicable.



Create CAD XData

Use the Export_to_CAD tool to automatically embed feature class schema and attribute data as XRecords into DWG files as defined by the ESRI Mapping Specification for Drawings.

Set CAD Alias

Use Add_Field to create a new field then use Calculate_Field to populate its records with values from an existing field.

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