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Haestad Methods revolutionizes the CAD and GIS industries

Haestad Methods announced the release of GISConnectTM for AutoCAD, an enterprise-wide software solution that seamlessly integrates independent CAD and GIS software systems with unprecedented ease of use. This software benefits mapping professionals in every organization by expanding and expediting the sharing of data while improving productivity for everyone from an individual desktop to a global network of people. With the release, Haestad Methods has revolutionized the industry by combining the power of ArcGIS’s advanced database and geospatial analysis capabilities with the extensive functionality of AutoCAD’s drawing tools. GISConnect is an add-on to AutoCAD and ESRI’s ArcGIS products and ties both environments together to provide the key benefits of each program in one application. The GISConnect software is an example of how CAD/GIS interoperability can leverage the power of the ArcGIS geodatabase with domain specific engineering tools. This software empowers users to work directly within AutoCAD providing full control over the entire dataset to create, edit, view, and manipulate ‘live’ ArcGIS data. With GISConnect, professionals can use native AutoCAD commands to perform GIS tasks, filter data spatially or via attribute queries, and select AutoCAD entities using geodatabase queries. GISConnect is compatible with AutoCAD 2002, 2002i, 2004, and all ArcGIS products of version 8 or higher. CAD and GIS software platforms are both complementary and different technologies each offering its own set of valuable capabilities. With GISConnect, CAD and GIS users can now have the best of both worlds to fully leverage their CAD expertise and GIS software investment without the burden of excessive expense or modifications to their existing infrastructure.

GISConnect for AutoCAD enables CAD and GIS professionals to:

View and edit ArcGIS element data inside AutoCAD
Edit GIS data “live” from within the AutoCAD platform
Filter data spatially or via attribute queries
Select AutoCAD entities using geodatabase queries
Map blocks and attributes to GIS point data
Start and stop editing ArcGIS data directly within AutoCAD
Work connected or disconnected from the GIS data source
Use native AutoCAD commands to perform GIS tasks
View spatial data by feature class, window, or custom query
Work seamlessly between CAD and GIS (import, export, or synchronization are not required)