[fdo-users] AutoCAD and FDO OGR for personal geodatbases

Brad Nesom kidsmake6 at msn.com
Fri Sep 14 10:17:08 PDT 2012

To connect to personal and file-based Geodatabases, you must have the

   - A 32-bit operating system
   - Access to Personal and File Geodatabases
   - A valid license to either ArcGIS Desktop software or equivalent
   ArcEngine Runtime.

   ArcEngine is included with the ArcGIS Dektop products, such as ArcView,
   ArcEditor, and ArcInfo.

On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 8:30 AM, Bassler, Brian CTR NAVFAC MIDLANT, GIS <
brian.bassler.ctr at navy.mil> wrote:

> Greetings,
> I have been working with the OGR provider available for AutoCAD and I have
> a few questions.
> First, is there a comprehensive guide to the use of the OGR provider?
> I'm currently using the 3.4 version with AutoCAD Map 3D 2010.  I've not
> been able to save changes to a personal geodatabase regardless of the
> readonly setting when I connect or use of checkout/checkin from the ribbon.
>  I have found contradicting info that says features can and cannot be
> edited with this plugin.  Can I get a positive answer on this forum?
> I'm also working with a demo version of AutoCAD Map 3D 2013.  I thought
> sure I had read somewhere that the OGR provider would be included in the
> install but it is not.  I'm not sure which version I should try, so far
> have installed the 3.7 beta but am getting connection errors which I
> believe are due to the ODBC drivers present on my test machine.  Said test
> machine is Win 7 64bit with 64bit AutoCAD 2013 and 32 bit Office 2007.
>  Note that MS Access was not included in that install so I've also
> installed the 32bit ODBC connectivity drivers from MS.  So far, this
> configuration DOES NOT work.
> I'd like to be able to use AutoCAD Map 3D 2013 to read/edit features in an
> ESRI personal geodatabase.
> Any recommendations? Many thanks for any help!!
> Brian C. Bassler
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