August 13, 2007

ArcSDE CAD Client for ArcGIS 9.2

Last week I took our family to the circus. Everyone should get a chance to take a three year old to the circus. My younger daughter sat on my lap a little apprehensive about the whole scene. She was a little overwhelmed with the three rings of activity. However when the tigers started hoping around and rolling over she thrust her hands up into the air and burst into spontaneous applause! …Searching for the eyes of her mother to share her excitement.

With similar excitement those of you who were looking for ArcSDE CAD Client for ArcGIS 9.2 you can find it on the ESRI Support Download pages.


Anonymous Nuno Gil said...

Is it possible to associate a specific symbology with a layer brought from SDE?

2:51 AM  
Blogger Don Kuehne said...

The concept of thematic mapping is not supported through the standard UI tools. AcSDE CAD Client will use the current CAD Entity settings. If you want different data to be symbolized differently change those properties before retrieving the data. That will work pretty well for line symbology. Point symbolgy would require more work.

You could use the API tools that come with ArcSDE CAD Client in combination with the CAD API tools to post process the objects that come from ArcSDE and depending on their dataset or attributes change their default symbology.

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i want to export my MicroStation DGN files into ArcSDE. Is there a tool/method/sdk that can be used to achieve this. I want this to be done using code, so it can be automated. Could you please point me to the right direction.


2:37 AM  
Blogger Don Kuehne said...

Regarding "exporting" Microstation .DGN files to ArcSDE... There are a couple of different ways you can go about this programatically. You could use the C'API or even Microstation BASIC and the ArcSDE CAD Client command tools to build an application that loaded data into ArcSDE. However using ArcGIS desktop tools may be more straight forward. One thing you should understand is that you would not be storing .DGN files but rather ArcSDE features that are defined by the geometry of .DGN elements. ArcSDE does not store files...

Using ArcGIS CAD files are abstracted as GIS features when they are read. So any API call to copy, append, merge data would allow you to store CAD data to any valid output GIS data set including ArcSDE.

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanx for the reply. What do you mean by C'API. Is it the Microstation MDL programming?

How can I use ArcGIS desktop tools? As far as I know, you cant directly "read" every microstation "element" (or feature) from ArcGIS and store it in the right ArcGIS feature.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Don Kuehne said...

The C'API is library of ArcSDE from functions a Microstation's MDL programer could access? (Or any other language that could sucessfuly execute the C'API calls.

ArcGIS does read Microstation elements as features and creates CAD feature classes from them.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanx don. I will certainly try it out.

2:43 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

FREE hit counter and Internet traffic statistics from