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shape files (.shp)

Is it possible to import shape files (.shp) into version 10?

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  • Hi Mike,
    if you mean shp files from ESRI, it is not possible to insert them into BricsCAD. Also not in the lates release.
    You will need a third party application. For example Spatial Manager. See Application catalogue.

    Regards
    Mustafa
  • Another great option for working with ESRI shape files is QGIS. It is simple to load shape files (vector layers) and export to DXF. You can output all to a single layer or have the layer be based on an attribute value. Look at the menu commands Layer | Save As and Project | DXF Export. You can even transform between different coordinate reference systems.

    QGIS is becoming quite powerful and easy to use. Scripting with python too. It is an excellent tool in the toolbox.


  • I have previously used QGIS to save the files as a DXF file.  I have just started using Mapworks from Dotsoft to import SHP files directly. i did this mainly to avoid multiple copies of files, plus Mapworks has plenty of other useful features that I will utilise.
  • I'm in the same place as Brian. We're using Mapworks from Dotsoft in BricsCAD v15 and AutoCAD to import the SHP files.

    It's faster and easier to use than MAPIMPORT in AutoCAD Map.
    It includes capabilities to manage and edit the data after it is imported into BricsCAD.
    It generates labels based on attribute data.
    You can also change properties of the linework, like elevation and layer, based on attribute data.
  • edited August 13

    @Greg Skelhorn said:

    Another great option for working with ESRI shape files is QGIS. It is simple to load shape files (vector layers) and export to DXF. You can output all to a single layer or have the layer be based on an attribute value. Look at the menu commands Layer | Save As and Project | DXF Export. You can even transform between different coordinate reference systems.

    QGIS is becoming quite powerful and easy to use. Scripting with python too. It is an excellent tool in the toolbox.

    I'm working with some countywide GIS data in QGIS, and the files it's creating are large enough that they're bogging BricsCAD down. A large part of this appears to be the hatches it adds to closed polylines. Is there a way to have it skip the hatches either on import or on export?

  • Hello,

    You may be interested in taking a look at 'Spatial Manager':

    http://www.spatialmanager.com/spm-forbricscad/
    http://www.spatialmanager.com/tag/import/

    We hope you like it

    The Spatial Manager Team

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