Blog : Tricks and Tools

Analysis of parcels crossed by a road

‘Spatial Manager’ for CAD applications (AutoCAD, BricsCAD and ZWCAD) will enable you to perform territorial analysis processes based on the geographic objects by using selection tools and Properties of the graphic objects themselves. For a great amount of these... more

Managing Multi-Polygons in AutoCAD, BricsCAD or ZWCAD

A problem that the spatial information users face when working in CAD applications is importing and handling Polygons that contain multiple rings and/or holes (Multi-Polygons or MPolygons). But these applications include a very standard object type (HATCH) that will... more

Import from Palette vs using SPMIMPORT

The ‘Spatial Manager’ main Palette includes many of the most relevant and commonly used functions in the application, such as the importing functions. But in the CAD versions (AutoCAD, BricsCAD or ZWCAD), you also can find direct import commands... more

Import as 2D or 3D objects

‘Spatial Manager’ includes an option to manage the Z coordinate when importing spatial data (Shapefiles, Google Earth KML, ASCII, Excel, LiDAR, etc.) into AutoCAD, BricsCAD or ZWCAD drawings. It is a configuration little known by many of the application users... more

Tricks to optimize labeling while importing

The generation of labels or tags when importing spatial objects into AutoCAD, BricsCAD or ZWCAD using ‘Spatial Manager’, includes multiple options that allow the user to customize the marking of the objects based on the values in the spatial... more

Creating thematic maps while importing

‘Spatial Manager’ (AutoCAD/BricsCAD/ZWCAD) provides a wide range of tools that allow you to stylize the imported graphic objects in order to quickly identify different events or conditions using different colors, symbols, patterns, etc. What is commonly known as a “Thematic Map”,... more