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Problem: DXF to Coverage wizard does not convert DXF files

Description

The DXF to Coverage wizard does not convert binary DXF files.

Cause

The DXF to Coverage wizard will not convert binary DXF files created with AutoCAD versions later than version 12. This format is not supported by the ArcInfo workstation DXFARC command, which is used by the wizard.

Solution or Workaround

  • Use the Export option in the Layer context menu of ArcMap.

    A. Start ArcMap.
    B. Click Add Data.
    C. Navigate to the DXF data. Add the feature dataset or feature class (light blue icon). Do not add the drawing (white icon).
    D. Right-click the DXF layer.
    E. Select Data > Export Data from the pop-up menu.

  • Use the CAD to Geodatabase tool in ArcToolbox.