How to Import AutoCAD Splines to ESRI GIS

To import AutoCAD Splines into ESRI GIS, draw Plines and use PEDIT with the Spline option. Splines drawn in AutoCAD using the SPLINE command do not show up in ESRI GIS.

There are LISP routines available that will convert Splines in existing drawings to Plines.


How to Mark Up a Drawing - Tips for Engineers

We love clear markups.

One of our engineering clients uses a unique combination of the free Autodesk viewer, TrueView along with Microsoft Paint.

He creates jpgs of the drawing in TrueView and marks them up in Paint. The result is easy for us to read.

In this example, in order to explain his revision, the engineer has included a view of the 3D Model, an acutal photo of the device + a relevant part of the 2D AutoCAD drawing.

An organized image like this is worth a thousand words.