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FAQ: Why do I have unexpected geometry artifacts resulting from geoprocessing operations on CAD data?

Question

Why do I have unexpected geometry artifacts resulting from geoprocessing operations on CAD data?

Answer

The data used in ArcGIS tools and operations need to be free of geometry errors. Geometry errors include:

  • short segments
  • null geometry
  • incorrect ring ordering
  • incorrect segment orientation
  • self intersections
  • unclosed rings
  • empty parts
  • duplicate vertices
  • mismatched attributes
  • discontinuous parts
  • empty Z values
  • bad envelopes
  • bad dataset extents
Refer to the associated documentation linksĀ for descriptions of these errors and how to fix them.

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