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CAD Drawing Dataset properties

Summary

The Describe function returns the following properties for CAD Drawing Datasets. Dataset Properties are also supported.

A CAD Drawing Dataset returns a dataType of "CadDrawingDataset".

Properties

PropertyExplanationData Type
is2D
(Read Only)

Indicates whether a CAD dataset is 2D

Boolean
is3D
(Read Only)

Indicates whether a CAD dataset is 3D

Boolean
isAutoCAD
(Read Only)

Indicates whether a CAD dataset is an AutoCAD file

Boolean
isDGN
(Read Only)

Indicates whether a CAD dataset is a MicroStation file

Boolean

Code sample

CAD Drawing Dataset properties example (stand-alone script)

The following stand-alone script displays properties for a CAD Drawing Dataset.

import arcpy 

# Create a describe object 
# 
desc = arcpy.Describe("C:/data/arch.dgn")

# Print Cad Drawing Dataset properties 
# 
print("%-12s %s" % ("is2D:", desc.is2D))
print("%-12s %s" % ("is3D:", desc.is3D))
print("%-12s %s" % ("isAutoCAD:", desc.isAutoCAD))
print("%-12s %s" % ("isDGN:", desc.isDGN))