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Supported CAD formats in ArcGIS

ArcGIS Pro supports the following AutoCAD and MicroStation file formats:

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

Autodesk AutoCAD DWG/DXF

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

Supported AutoCAD DWG and DXF formats

Bentley MicroStation DGN

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

Supported MicroStation DGN formats