A free online seminar on Thursday, April 26, 2007, will teach participants the new methods and tools in ESRI ArcGIS 9.2 software for working with computer-aided design (CAD) data. The online seminar is designed for people familiar with ArcGIS Desktop who want to learn to integrate CAD data into their geographic information system (GIS). However, according to ESRI, experienced CAD users new to ArcGIS also will find the seminar of interest.

The seminar’s presenters will introduce the new CAD dataset organization, rendering, and expanded property support, as well as the new tools for georeferencing CAD data. They will also discuss the techniques for using CAD data as input to ArcGIS geoprocessing tools and demonstrate methods for converting data to and from CAD and GIS formats. The seminar will cover ArcGIS for AutoCAD, a free AutoCAD application that allows CAD users to visualize and query ArcGIS Server map services within the AutoCAD environment.

Working with CAD Data in ArcGIS 9.2 will air on ESRI’s training and education website at www.esri.com/training on April 26, 2007, at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m. Pacific daylight time. A broadband Internet connection is needed to watch the seminar. A few weeks after the live presentation, the seminar will be archived on the ESRI training and education website at www.esri.com/ts.