Creating a Drawing Index
Concept Procedure Quick Reference
 
 
 
NoteThis procedure applies only to drawing data.

To create a drawing index

  1. In Map Explorer, right-click Drawings. Click Maintenance.
  2. In the Drawing Maintenance dialog box, under Active Drawings, select the drawings for which you want to create indexes.

    If another user has activated the drawing, you cannot create an index for it.

  3. Click Drawing Index.

    If the selected drawing does not have an index or the index is out of date, the check box beside the index type under Generate Index is selected.

  4. In the Index Maintenance dialog box, under Generate Index, select the type of index to create.

    To generate an object data index, click Object Data. Select the object data table and fields. Click OK.

  5. Click OK.
  6. Click OK to confirm.

    AutoCAD Map 3D creates the type of index you specified for each of the selected drawings.

  7. Click Close.
    Note When you create an index, you may receive a warning message that AutoCAD Map 3D cannot calculate object extents. This indicates that a third-party application might have created the object and that the application is not loaded or the object may not support the geometric extents methodology of AutoCAD Map 3D.

To remove a drawing index

  1. In Map Explorer, right-click Drawings. Click Maintenance.
  2. In the Drawing Maintenance dialog box, under Active Drawings, select the drawings for which you want to remove indexes.
  3. Click Drawing Index.
  4. In the Index Maintenance dialog box, under Remove Index, select the type of index to remove.

    To remove an object data index, click Object Data. Select the object data table and fields. Click OK.

  5. Click OK to confirm.

    AutoCAD Map 3D removes the index you specified for each of the selected drawings.

  6. Click Close.