ESRI file import plug-in for AutoCAD
ESRI Import for AutoCAD is a plug-in for AutoCAD. ESRI Import for AutoCAD gives AutoCAD the ability to import geometric data from ESRI files.
ESRI Import for AutoCAD reads points, polylines and polygons from ESRI shapefiles and creates corresponding points, polylines and polygons in the active AutoCAD drawing.
ESRI Import for AutoCAD is very easy to use. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into AutoCAD and adds a new submenu called "ESRIImport" to the AutoCAD menu.
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Below is the hardware, software and operating system requirements for AutoCAD plug-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform.
- AutoCAD (32 Bit and 64 Bit): 2000, 2000i, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
- Operating System (32 Bit and 64 Bit): Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista and Windows 7
- RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)
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Download & Purchase
Please download a fully functional trial of this product by clicking "Download". To start using the software, you need a license key. A license key can be of two types: Trial or Permanent. A trial key is issued to you instantly and completely free of cost so that you may try the software before you purchase a license. A permanent key is issued after you have purchased a license. If during the trial period (10 days or runs, whichever is earlier) you find this product useful, you may return to this page and click the "Buy Now" button to place your order. In the order process you will be asked to enter your Host ID that appears in the "SYCODE License Server" dialog box (which appears when you run any of the product commands). SYCODE will create and send you your key by email within 2 business days. To avoid disruption in your workflow, place your order before the trial period ends.
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Subscription is highly recommended since it will keep your software up to date and grants a second free perpetual license for your laptop, among many other benefits. For details please read the SYCODE License and Subscription Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
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- Downloading this software indicates your acceptance to the SYCODE Software License Agreement.
- The price mentioned above is for a single user license. Volume discounts available. Please contact sales for more information.
- Customization of product available from vendor. Please fill out vendor form to get more information.
Installation & Usage
Since ESRI Import for AutoCAD is a plug-in for AutoCAD, it must be loaded into the AutoCAD environment before it can be used. Please follow the simple instructions in the ESRI Import for AutoCAD ReadMe document which is copied into the installation folder. If you accept the default values in the installer, ESRI Import for AutoCAD will be up and running within a minute. However, if you choose to modify the values (for example, install the software at a location other than the default) then you will have to take extra care to see that AutoCAD and the ESRI Import for AutoCAD plug-in are properly setup and recognize each other. For an easy and straight forward installation, simply run the installer and accept the default installation options. After you have loaded the plug-in file into AutoCAD, simply click on the menu items in the "ESRIImport" submenu to run these new commands. Truly, software made simple!
The 'ESRIImport' menu consists of the following commands:
The ESRIImport submenu
ESRI Import for AutoCAD comes with detailed documentation for each command as well as a tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time. There is also an online version of the help file which you can view by clicking the link below.
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The ESRI File Format
The ESRI Shapefile or simply a shapefile is a popular geospatial vector data format for geographic information systems software. It is developed and regulated by ESRI as a (mostly) open specification for data interoperability among ESRI and other software products. A "shapefile" commonly refers to a collection of files with ".shp", ".shx", ".dbf", and other extensions on a common prefix name (e.g., "lakes.*"). The actual shapefile relates specifically to files with the ".shp" extension, however this file alone is incomplete for distribution, as the other supporting files are required. Shapefiles spatially describe geometries: points, polylines, and polygons. These, for example, could represent water wells, rivers, and lakes, respectively. Each item may also have attributes that describe the items, such as the name or temperature.Back to Top
Sycode Software Licensing Terms
Our licenses are single computer licenses and are locked to each computer they are installed on. Basically, the license key is specific to the computer's Host ID (the MAC address of the computer), and will not work on another computer. The installer picks up the physical MAC address of the network card connected to the computer which is basically “Ethernet adapter Network Connect Adapter”. So unless you change your network card, the key will always work even if you reinstall your operating system. If your internal network is periodically assigning a different Host ID to your computer, then please find a solution for this with your IT department.