[Freegis-list] Unable to edit shapefiles converted from autocad drawings

Jan-Oliver Wagner jan at intevation.de
Tue Nov 4 15:37:25 CET 2003

On Thu, Oct 30, 2003 at 06:50:17PM +1100, Bush Ahmed wrote:
> 1. I can add an Autocad drawing or dxf drawing (or parts thereof) as a theme
> to a view in the ArcView. I can't edit these. However even when I convert
> these to a shapefile under Theme menu, I still am unable to edit the
> resulting shapefile. The Start Editing... commands are still greyed out. I
> find this a real pain. I am forced to use a very 'unfriendly' Autocad
> program to edit the drawing before adding it to ArcView again.
> 2. The annotation (text) which comes in Autocad or dxf drawing is visible
> (added as theme) in ArcView but I can't edit or move it, nor can I convert
> it to a shapefile. Its 'position' gets converted as a 'line' instead.
> I frequently need to convert drawings from agd66 to gda94 and the ability to
> edit vector data or annotation (e.g. contours values) will help greatly.
> Can you help please?

this list is concerned with Free GIS Software. ArcView is a proprietary
software, so you should look for discussion boards dedicated to ArcView.


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