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Supported CAD formats in ArcGIS

ArcGIS Pro supports the following AutoCAD and MicroStation file formats:

  • Direct read—Formats translated on the fly into memory as read only feature datasets. You can add direct-read formats to map documents directly from the Catalog pane.
  • Exported—Formats used in MicroStation- and AutoCAD-based applications. You can export these to shapefiles and geodatabase feature classes.

Autodesk AutoCAD DWG/DXF

The table below lists the AutoCAD DWG and DXF formats that ArcGIS Pro supports.

Software titleSoftware versionFormat versionDirect readExported

AutoCAD Release 12

12

Release 12

Yes

No

AutoCAD Release 13

13

Release 13

Yes

No

AutoCAD Release 14

14

Release 14

Yes

Yes

AutoCAD 2000

15.0

2000

Yes

Yes

AutoCAD 2002

15.0

2000

Yes

Yes

AutoCAD 2004

16.0

2004

Yes

Yes

AutoCAD 2005

16.1

2004

Yes

Yes

AutoCAD 2006

16.2

2004

Yes

Yes

AutoCAD 2007

17.0

2007

Yes

Yes

AutoCAD 2008

17.1

2007

Yes

Yes

AutoCAD 2009

17.2

2007

Yes

Yes

AutoCAD 2010

18.0

2010

Yes

Yes

AutoCAD 2011

18.1

2010

Yes

Yes

AutoCAD 2012

18.2

2010

Yes

Yes

AutoCAD 2013

19.0

2013

Yes

Yes

AutoCAD 2014

19.1

2013

Yes

Yes

AutoCAD 2015

20.0

2013

Yes

Yes

AutoCAD 2016

20.1

2013

Yes

Yes

AutoCAD 2017

21.0

2013

Yes

Yes

AutoCAD 2018

22.0

2018

Yes

Yes

AutoCAD 2019

23.0

2019

Yes

Yes

Bentley MicroStation DGN

The table below lists the MicroStation DGN formats that ArcGIS Pro supports.

Software titleSoftware versionFormat versionDirect readExported

MicroStation 95

5.x

5

Yes

No

MicroStation SE

5.x

5

Yes

No

MicroStation/J

7.x

7

Yes

No

MicroStation V8

8.x

8

Yes

Yes