Autodesk Object Data Converter
I have been on a quest to design a sailboat, toy, machine or thing that is fast, comfortable, simple to sail, and easy to transport by one person. I’m currently working on my 11th significant prototype concept of such a boat… I bought the sunfish because I’d actually like to sail something now!
I have some drawings that were created by someone else in Autodesk Map 3D that I need to use in ArcGIS. I have Autodesk Map 3D and could use it to convert the Object Data to Shapefiles to make the drawings more usable by ArcGIS, but a colleague has just put together an Autodesk Map 3D converter that I can run in conjunction with Autodesk Map 3D that keeps the data inside the AutoCAD file. This tool generates attributed AutoCAD drawings according to the mapping specification for drawings that I can understand and that are readily usable by ArcGIS for AutoCAD and ArcGIS desktop.
I had to spend some time in my garage retrofitting a little utility trailer to accommodate the sunfish, next weekend I will be sailing!