Spatial Manager™

Spatial Manager™

Opencartis, S.L.

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In a nutshell

  • Import into Autodesk® AutoCAD® from Google Earth (KML or KMZ), OpenStreetMap (OSM or PBF), Shapefiles (SHP), GPS, Points (many formats), Excel, Access, ESRI ArcInfo®, MapInfo, GML, PostGIS, SQL Server, SQLite, and many more geospatial sources. 

  • Export from AutoCAD to Google Earth (KML or KMZ), Shapefiles (SHP), Points (many formats), MapInfo, PostGIS, SQL Server, SQLite, and many more geospatial targets.

  • Transformation of coordinates optional.

  • Alphanumeric data tables as AutoCAD XDATA.

  • Powerful and Easy to use Background Maps.

  • Interface simple, intuitive and productive.

  • Perpetual licenses. Pay once, no periodic fees.

  • Not only works in basic AutoCAD: also in Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D, Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture, etc.



Spatial Manager™ for AutoCAD is a powerful AutoCAD plug-in designed for AutoCAD users who need to import, export and manage spatial data in a simple, fast and inexpensive way, which includes many possibilities not seen so far in AutoCAD.


It comes in a lightweight application that runs inside AutoCAD and allows the user to import and export geospatial data between AutoCAD drawings and geospatial tables (files, data servers or data stores), display background maps and manage alphanumeric data and data tables


AutoCAD import

Spatial Manager™ for AutoCAD imports spatial data, into new or existing AutoCAD drawings, as AutoCAD objects and Extended Entity Data (EED/XDATA), using a powerful wizard which lets the user choose or select all the necessary import parameters in order to get differentiated spatial information in a CAD drawing.


Automatic layering, fill with polygons, blocks according to data values and mapped attributes, or labeling are only part of the application functionality when importing from spatial files, data servers, data stores, etc. The user can choose import the polygons using "MPolygon" objects, even on basic AutoCAD.


The "Tasks" save all the import processes parameters and options in order to repeat these processes so many times as desired. It is possible to execute one or more "Tasks" at once


AutoCAD export

Spatial Manager™ for AutoCAD exports objects from the drawing to spatial files or databases and saves their Extended Entity Data (EED/XDATA) as alphanumeric data tables using a wizard, which shares some of the steps with the import wizard. In the same way, the user can choose or select the export parameters to define all the target data among a great number of possibilities.


The export functionality includes options to export the handle and layer of the objects, as well as the block attributes and the text objects properties.


There are options for filtering the objects when exporting, and all the geometric operations needed to fit the target data format are automatically performed.


Transformation of coordinates

Spatial Manager™ for AutoCAD will calculate geometric transformations of the features in line with the import and export processes, which will depend on the chosen Coordinate System (CRS) for the source and target data.


The user can choose the appropriate CRSs from a complete CRS catalog or from a list which includes the most recent used CRSs.


Background Maps

The AutoCAD users (from v.2008), can choose among many Backgrounds Maps from many providers such as OpenStreetMap, Bing, MapBox, Ordnance Survey, etc.


The map images are automatically updated when the drawing view changes (zoom, pan, etc.).


Data structure management and direct data edition

The users can design and edit the structure which will be used to store the data. In addition, the data values can be modified in the palette of the application. There is a command to select objects according to the table that they are attached.


User data sources

Spatial Manager™ for AutoCAD incorporates the UDS technology to easily connect with spatial database servers, or data stores. UDSs avoid having to enter a lot of connection parameters


Import/Export graphical features and alphanumeric data into AutoCAD drawings from/to:

ESRI Shape file - (SHP) 

Google Earth file - (KML, KMZ)
OpenStreetMap file - (OSM, PBF) (1)
GPS exchange format file - (GPX) (1)
ASCII text file - (ASC, CSV, NEZ, TXT, XYZ, UPT)
SQLite file - (SQLITE, DB)
GML file - (GML, GZ, XML) (1)
Autodesk SDF file - (SDF) (3)
MicroStation v.7 file - (DGN) (2)
AutoCAD DXF file - (DXF) (2)
ESRI ArcInfo export file (ASCII) - (E00) (1) (2)
MapInfo file - (TAB) (2)
MapInfo interchange format file - (MIF/MID) (2)
GeoJSON file - (GEO.JSON) (1) (2)


PostGIS database
Microsoft SQL Server Spatial database
MySQL database (1) (3)


Open Database Connectivity ODBC (1)
WFS data store (1) (2 and 3)

(1) Importing only (Read-only)
(2) OGR data source
(3) FDO provider

This is 30 days trial version.

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Informationen zu dieser Version

Version, 26.06.2018
June 21, 2018 - Release 4.2.1 News - DroneDeploy Background Maps integration [F2795] (Related video) *** New free 'Spatial Manager Background Map' "App" (included in DroneDeploy "App Market") that allows you to download DroneDeploy Background Map definitions in the format *.bmd (Background Map Definition files) *** Import *.bmd files from the Background Maps Configuration window [F2811 - preliminary version] Improvements - Sub-domains can now be configured in the Background Map definition URL for those XYZ/TMS services that provide multiple download servers [F2812] *** This allows to optimize the reading of Maps images by means of automatic "balancing" between different servers - Added support for accessing map servers using TLS 1.2 security protocol [F2753] - The performance of the Background Maps in drawings containing many objects has been significantly improved [D2071] - The editing and navigation functionalities in the object Properties (application main palette) have been reviewed and improved [D927] - The process to load the application dynamic libraries has been improved in order to prevent conflicts with other installed applications [T4847] Fixes - The Background Map is now always placed behind all the objects in the drawing, unless the "Bring map to front" option is selected [D2098] - Fixed an issue with case-sensitive settings on strict WMS servers [D2093] - Access to WMS servers that do not support root-layer requests has been changed [D2108] - Now confirmation is required if you close the Background Map definition/edition window without saving the changes [D2092] - Decimal zeros are now suppressed while loading Attribute values when importing point items as Blocks [D2102] - No more errors when importing from a source whose Coordinate Reference System (CRS) is unknown [D2094] - A specific warning is now displayed when importing from an source without a defined CRS [D2096] - Solved an issue related to importing raster Images in the trial version of the application [D2106] - Fixed a bug that happened while saving an imported Raster image when overwriting an existing one that was in use [D2107] - If there are images attached in a drawing when Publishing to Google Earth, they are no longer overwritten even if the KML/KMZ destination folder is the same as the one containing the referenced images [D2070] - Solved an issue that sometimes caused a screen error when the application support was outdated [D2073] - Fixed the design of some application windows as there was a strange effect of overlapping the trial mode and the update available windows [D2105] - Reviewed the design of the available update window with missing buttons and images [D2111] - No more miscellaneous errors when expanding User Data Sources (USD) by double-clicking [D2110]


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  • Por fin AutoCAD y todos los formatos espaciales
    Luis Ramirez | März 01, 2015 Geprüfter Download (Was ist das?)

    Utilizo ya a diario esta app, que me permite combinar las potentes posibilidades de un aplicativo como AutoCAD con información de OpenStreeMap, Google Earth o GPX, que no había encontrado hasta ahora. La organización de los orígenes de datos y el diseño de algunos de los proveedores de datos están excelentes

  • Very useful tool, worth the money
    Edvin Dan | Februar 19, 2015 Geprüfter Download (Was ist das?)

    It works with many formats of geospatial data, including multiple coordinate transformation options. Intuitive and fully integrated with AutoCAD. Definitely worth the money.

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