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Supported CAD file formats and versions

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Several CAD file formats can be directly accessed in ArcGIS. The supported CAD formats include




AutoCAD formats and versions

The tables below list the supported DWG and DXF file versions.

AutoCAD DWG


Name Software version File version
AutoCAD Release 12 12 Release 12
AutoCAD Release 13 13 Release 13
AutoCAD Release 14 14 Release 14
AutoCAD 2000 15.0 2000
AutoCAD 2002 15.0 2000
AutoCAD 2004 16.0 2004
AutoCAD 2005 16.1 2004
AutoCAD 2006 16.2 2004
AutoCAD 2007 17.0 2007
AutoCAD 2008 17.1 2007

AutoCAD DXF


Name Software version File version
AutoCAD Release 12 12 Release 12
AutoCAD Release 13 13 Release 13
AutoCAD Release 14 14 Release 14
AutoCAD 2000 15.0 2000
AutoCAD 2002 15.0 2000
AutoCAD 2004 16.0 2004
AutoCAD 2005 16.1 2004
AutoCAD 2006 16.2 2004
AutoCAD 2007 17.0 2007
AutoCAD 2008 17.1 2007


MicroStation formats and versions

The table below lists the supported DGN file versions.


Name Software version File version
MicroStation 95 5.x 5
MicroStation SE 5.x 5
MicroStation/J 7.x 7
MicroStation V8 8.x 8

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