Spatial Manager™

Spatial Manager™

Opencartis, S.L.

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In a nutshell


  • Import into 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 of polygons, blocks according 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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About This Version

Version, 10/9/2017
October 2, 2017 - Release 4.0.0 New 'Spatial Manager' API LISP function to transform the coordinates of a Point [F2662] (spm_cstransformpoint '(x y z) SourceCRS# TargetCRS# [Tranformation#]) Command-line 'Spatial Manager' commands (Related video) '-SPMIMPORT [Task name]' [F2509] Supported wildcards in the "Task name" in order to process multiple Tasks simultaneously (batch processing) Improvements Dynamic 'Background maps' functionality (Related video) Enhancements in the map selection window [F2654] The window has been enlarged to allow viewing of more maps and more map group tabs New button included to access the maps configuration from this window, avoiding the need to leave it in order to do this through the application options New option to "Zoom to the map" when a map is selected [F2658 & F2706] Transparent maps supported [F2655] More preset Maps included. New group (tabs) layout [F2696] User maps configuration Supported "dimension" maps (date, time, etc.) [F2658] Supported "axis-inverted" maps [F2658] Added the option to define authentication parameters (user, password, etc.) [F2668] Now the created maps have a unique Identifier [F2697] This allows you to define different maps sharing the same name into different groups New "Save as a copy" button to quickly configure multiple maps without leaving the parameter window [F2684] Support for WMS and WMTS services (in addition to existing XYZ/TMS services) [F2590] Selecting multiple layers of a server [F2679] View of the full server layers tree Default map name taken from the selected layer(s) [F2568] Supported maps defined using any coordinate system (CRS) [F2568] The "Automatic" option automatically configures the map CRS just like the current drawing CRS, and will reload it whenever there are changes of the drawing CRS [F2699] If this CRS is not available on the server, the application tries to optimize the most suitable CRS available Supported map images defined using any graphic format (PNG, JPG, BMP, etc.) [F2567] The "Automatic" option automatically sets the most suitable image format [F2699] Supported any resolution image tiles (256x256, 512x512, etc.) [F2567] Two methods to download the images from a server: "Single image (recommended)" or "Image tiles grid" (WMS only) [F2657] ASCII data provider (CSV, TXT, ASC, etc.) enhanced functionality [F2461] (Related video) New "Custom" format that allows you to define the columns for the X/Y/Z coordinates and consider the other columns as data Column headers "Smart" assignation of coordinate columns according to the names of headers (X,LON,LONGITUDE - Y/LAT/LATITUDE - Z/H , case insensitive) [F2692] Now if invalid or illegible lines are found in the file, the upload or import process continues New option to create a unique key field (numerical consecutive) when exporting (AdSPMKey) [F2561] This field will be defined as primary key, if the target data provider uses keys (SQL Server Spatial, PostGIS, SQLite, etc.) Now, when a drawing is published in Google Earth (SPMCREATEKML), texts are exported as named points (text content), in order to display the tags automatically [F2652] New language added to the application: French/Français [F2678] Now when defining or editing a data Table, the field length (and the number of decimal places, if applicable) are shown in brackets next to the field name [F2673] Now, the field length (and the number of decimal places, if applicable) are shown in brackets next to the field name Default values for length (and number of decimal places, if applicable) are set when creating new fields in a data Table [F2674 / F2672] Now, if read from a data Table, a field which has zero length is assigned to the length a default value dependent of the field type [F2671] Z coordinate value is now displayed in the Properties palette [F2676] See the Application Changelog:

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  • Por fin AutoCAD y todos los formatos espaciales
    Luis Ramirez | March 01, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    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 | February 19, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    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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