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.

Trial Description

Commercial version with some limitations

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About This Version

Version, 11/16/2018
November 5, 2018 - Release 5.0.0 News Data grid palette (SPMDATATABLEGRID) interactive and synchronized [F1048] (Related video) Selecting objects and navigation tools in the grid Editing data and columns Columns sorting Sorting data by column Automatic column width adjustment Direct export to CSV, TXT, etc. Multi-table grid Improvements In the SPMDATATATABLEDEFINE command the ability to recover data Table structures from the drawing objects has been added [F2611] (Related video) Very useful when "Copying/Cutting and Pasting" objects from one drawing to another, when saving drawings using WBLOCK, etc. The option to Rename Data Tables has also been included in this same command [F2525] Import and export user Background Maps [F2811] (Related video) Allows sharing between computers or users and helps organize user Background Map definitions Object data (EED) are no longer attached to the texts when labeling while importing [T4888] In addition, if the option "Insert only the labels and omit the objects" is activated, the option "Import Features data as objects Extended Entity Data (EED)" is disabled so that an empty data table is not created [F2846] Added option to define the 'Text qualifier' in the ASCII data provider, both when Importing and Exporting [F2818] The SHP data provider now allows to select character encoding of data when exporting [F2582] It is now possible to define a spatial filter in the WFS (OGR) data provider (previously only available in the WFS (FDO) data provider) [F2840] When selecting by query (SPMSELECTBYQUERY) it is now possible to choose the value of a Field from a list of available values [F2617] (Related video) The EPSG tables (CRSs and other objects) have been updated to version 9.5 [T4843] Several coordinate systems and transformations used in Croatia and Russia are added to the application [F2823] The application performance when reading the object data has been greatly improved [F2799] Fixes The SPMEXPORT (Exporting) parameter window no longer brings erroneously when running SPMIMPORT (Importing) without going through the wizard steps, in drawings containing Block definitions [D2113] Fixed a selection by query error that returned wrong results when changing a Field to another in the query definition window [D2109] Fixed a bug in the reading of WMS servers that had some problem in the definition of their Coordinate Systems [D2112] Added a modification to support certain WMS servers that deliver inverted axis maps [D2095] Fixed a problem that caused background maps to stop working when coordinate systems were transformed using grid files [D2136] Fixed a bug that happened when activating the Background Maps with an imprecise north view orientation [D2140] An internal parameter has been modified to correct access to the preset Nearmap Background Maps [D2114] No more errors while importing LiDAR files (.LAS/.LAZ) when they include out-of-range classifications [D2081 (partial)] Now the Block attributes are correctly rotated when importing point elements by selecting the Block to use according to the value of a Field [D2115] The functionality of SPMZOOMTOSELECTION has been improved to center the selected object if it does not have an extension (for example a single Point) [D2123] Fixed a bug that caused problems when reading KML/KMZ files containing duplicate fields [D2128] Fixed a problem when reading KMZ files containing multiple KML files [D2129]

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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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