MapRelate is a GIS data importer for Autodesk® AutoCAD®. Geospatial data is essential background or engineering base data, but is typically managed by GIS systems and therefore held in proprietary formats including ESRI SHP, MapInfo, and Oracle.
MapRelate provides the facility, directly from within AutoCAD, to translate this data into entities in your drawing, allowing them to be edited and saved into the DWG file. MapRelate works on a concept of datasource configuration to give maximum flexibility in determining how GIS data is read and interpreted with options for text, blocks, polylines and polygons with a layer, linetype and color overrides. Drawing data can be drawn from the whole datasource or, for large datasets, filtered by the current CAD view to ensuring that you are only getting the GIS information you need.
The product is available as a 15-day free trial which is enough to translate GIS data files for ad-hoc requirements.
A perpetual license for your AutoCAD version is available with pricing and additional information from http://www.linknode.co.uk/maprelate.htm
The trial is fully functional, but limited to 15-days before a licence is required.