SMITH Federal Solutions can support your organization with the exchange and interoperability of your CAD data and assist in the flow of CAD to GIS and GIS data implemented in a CAD environment.
Most design and engineering digital data generated for planning and site purposes within last 30 years was done through Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafting. One of the most commonly recognized software for CAD design is Autodesk AutoCAD. Its file formats are DWG and DXF. Many other CAD software systems can export data to either of these so it can also be opened in AutoCAD.
Although CAD data can be imported and georeferenced directly into a GIS software system like ESRI ArcGIS Desktop, to get the most benefit from the data it needs to be cleaned up and structured. Examples of CAD data used for GIS include surveys, as-builts, land tract records, utility layouts, and floorplans.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an intelligent 3D model-based process that equips architecture, engineering, and construction professionals with the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure. AutoCAD software provides tools that support this new standard.