Setting Query Options (DWG)
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You can set several options that determine how queries run, how they appear onscreen, and how they are saved.

On the Task Pane Tab

You can hide or display the query node on the Map Explorer tab of the Task Pane.

Note The Queries option that appears under the Data Sources category is for database queries.

Options you set on the Task Pane tab apply to a single user's AutoCAD Map 3D environment. All drawings opened by a particular user display these settings, but they do not affect others who open the same drawings.

On the Query Tab

You can set specific query options, including the default joining operator, display parameters for preview queries, and options for location conditions.

Options you set on the Query tab apply only to the current drawing. Each time you open this drawing, these settings take effect, but they do not affect other drawings.

On the Save Back Tab

You can set options that determine if queried objects are added to the save set.

Options you set on the Save Back tab apply only to the current drawing. Each time you open this drawing, these settings take effect, but they do not affect other drawings.

On the System Tab

You can specify a default directory for externally saved queries.

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