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7.17 Editing a GIS layer using a CAD drawing

In this tutorial you will learn: (1) how to bring in a CAD drawing into ArcMap and then select and export features from this CAD drawing to a new temporary construction shapefile; (2) how to use the editing and spatial adjustment tools to clean up this temporary construction shapefile and make it fit with an existing GIS parcels layer and (3) how to trace lines along the temporary construction shapefile to create new parcels in an existing GIS parcels layer. Additionally, you will learn how to move and rotate a group of parcels.


1. Editing a subdivision using a CAD drawing Tutorial and Data for the Tutorial

2. Video: Editing a Subdivision using a CAD drawing

3. Video: Moving and Rotating a group of parcels

Last updated Dec. 14, 2016. Resources updated regularly.