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How-to: import GIS Data (KML / SHP) into Vectorworks Spotlight

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As the title suggests, How-to: import GIS Data (KML / SHP) into Vectorworks Spotlight? Running 2019 > 2020 at the moment.

 

I do not have designer, nor landmark nor Architect. having said that, my practice has now expanded, such that I need to have accurate physical data for block-size portions of some cities.

Any thoughts?

 

Thanks hive

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Awright; I dL'ed the KML & SHP files, found an online SHP to DXF converter. Done.

BUT: now I see I have no idea how to request the fulldata set I need, which is the streets, sidewalks, etc. Any direction, help etc gratefully accepted

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I'm using Landmark, which does support importing GIS data such as shapefiles, so I can't help with a Vectorworks based solution I'm afraid - other than to ask if you are sure Spotlight doesn't support this - check that it's not just that you need to add the tool to your current workspace. 

 

If it doesn't support this, you can use an open source GIS software (QGIS) to open GIS data, review the shapefiles natively within a GIS system, and then export to DWG if necessary? And at least that way you can see if the full data set you need is within the GIS file you've been provided with and it's an issue with DWG conversion - or if the shapefile doesn't contain all the information you need and you just need to request another SHP with the right data in?

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