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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About This Version

Version, 4/23/2018
April 21, 2018 - Release 4.2.0 News - Added the LiDAR files (LAS, LAZ) data provider [F2643] - Added the georeferenced raster images (TIF, JPG, PNG, JPEG, TIFF) data provider [F2756] *** References via (World File) (TFW, JGW, etc.) or GeoTIFF - 'Spatial Manager' API *** New LISP functions to managing the Coordinate System (CRS) assigned to the drawing [F2660] **** (spm_csgetdrawingcrscode) : Returns the current drawing CRS Code **** (spm_csgetdrawingcrsname) : Returns the current drawing CRS Name **** (spm_cssetdrawingcrs CRS#) : Assigns to the drawing the CRS whose Code isCRS# Improvements - The application is now compatible with AutoCAD 2019 and other Autodesk 2019 products [T4772] - New option to bring the Background Map to front [F2760] *** Very useful with maps that include transparent areas - New options when Capturing a Background Map image [F2735] *** Choice of the image format *** Generation of the geo-reference file (World File) - The Background Maps selection window can now be resized [F2678] - The properties of the polygon fill Hatches can now be selected from Fields values when importing [F2762] - The percentage of the imported or exported objects is now shown in the task run information window (if the total of objects to be processed is known) [F2763] *** In addition, the thousands separator is shown in the numbers of the imported, exported and total objects - The application "remembers" now the last path selected when Importing (through SPMIMPORT) or Exporting [F2729] - Several import options that were unnecessary when importing point elements have been disabled [F2778] - Improved (or disabled) the default option to import the Z coordinate depending on the source to be imported [F2726] - 'Import-all' tool enhancements *** The function has been adapted to make it compatible with the new data providers for LiDAR files and raster images *** Set a working path where to store any auxiliary file required by the process (such as transformed images) *** Now you can select from several options the CRS of those data sources to import that do not have it defined [F2773] *** New option to distribute the objects in Layers according to the source Table name [F2775] **** The distribution already existed according to the source file name but this new option is of interest for files that can contain several tables (SDF, SQLITE, etc.) - The current Layer is no longer changed after the Import processes [F2783] - New option to export the Hatches data (if any) in the data table [F2761] *** Name, Angle, Scale (Spacing for User patterns) and Double (User patterns) - When publishing to Google Earth, the user can now set the size reduction of images so that they are not hidden or cropped in GE [D2066] - The number of objects selected for which Properties are shown in the application palette is now limited by the system variable PROPOBJLIMIT [F2766] - The application data source tree is enhanced by hiding certain "ghost" files, whose extension is confused with that defined for a particular data provider (for example, "Thumbs. db" files in some versions of Windows) [F2771] - New options have been included in several application windows to access detailed information about a selected coordinate system or transformation [F1316] - The EPSG tables (CRSs and other objects) have been updated to version 9.2 [T4705] - Have been added some Western Australian projections that are not included in the EPSG standard [F2755] *** Their codes in the application begin with 90000001 - Have been added some Russian projections that are not included in the EPSG standard [F2758] *** Their codes in the application begin with 91000001 - The default selection of the current coordinate transformation area has been improved [F2759] 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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