How to: Convert DXF annotation to line labels, using ArcGIS Desktop
- Open ArcMap
- Set the coordinate system of the data frame (eg. GDA94/UTM 55)
- Add the DXF to ArcMap
- Create a new File Geodatabase
- Right click the new GDB and create a new Feature Dataset, setting the coordinate system of the feature dataset to the CRS set at step 2 (eg. GDA94/UTM55)
- Right click the DXF annotation layer and choose Convert to Geodatabase Annotation
- Set the output feature class location to your GDB
- In the GDB, right click the annotation layer and choose Export to Shapefile (single). This creates a polygon shapefile.
- Right click the polyline layer in the DXF and choose Data->Export Data. Save it as a shapefile. Make sure you choose the option “Use the same coordinate system and the data frame”.
- Now right click the new line shapefile and choose Joins and Relates -> Join
- Choose the options as shown below. The LR Labels Pol is the polygon shapefile that you exported from the GDB.
- The resultant line Shapefile will have a field called TextString that can be used to label the lines in Mango.