Repairing Broken Feature Connections
Concept Procedure

If a data file moves from its original location, you may get an error when you open the map that references that data. For example, someone else might create a map using an SDF file. That person then sends the map and SDF file to you. If you store the SDF file with a different path name than the one used by the original map creator, AutoCAD Map 3D displays an error.

To resolve this problem, you must reconnect the data using the correct path. By doing so, you maintain styling information.

TipTo avoid this problem, use eTransmit to package and transfer files for a map. Although this method does not work for database data (such as Oracle or SQL Server data stores), it preserves the connections of all file-based data, such as SDF and SHP.
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