Topology Buffer - Create New Centroids and Nodes dialog box
 
 
 
NoteThis functionality applies only to drawing objects.

Use this dialog box to specify the block to use to create nodes and centroids in the resulting buffer topology.

To buffer a topology

Click Analyze tabDrawing Object panelObject Buffer. At the Command prompt, enter mapanbuffer.

Point Object for Centroid Creation

Specify the block used to represent centroids.

  • To select from a list of block definitions in the drawing set, click the down arrow.
  • To create centroids from a block saved as a DWG file, click [...] and select the file to use.
  • To create centroids as a point, leave the box blank or enter ACAD_POINT.
Point Object for Node Creation

Specify the block used to represent nodes.

  • To select from a list of block definitions in the drawing set, click the down arrow.
  • To create nodes from a block saved as a DWG file, click [...] and select the file you want to use.
  • To create nodes as a point, leave the box blank or enter ACAD_POINT.
Finish

Creates the buffer using the current settings after you specify the buffer distance and enter a valid topology name.