The drawing layers in
your DWG file become the feature classes in the new schema. The
object data properties in the drawing determine the properties for
each feature class. Use the Properties palette
to see the object data.
To view the object data fields
- In the map, zoom in close enough to see
Use the zoom commands
on the View tab.
- Select one of the pink polylines in the
Properties panel displays a short list of properties.
- Close Quick Properties,
right-click the polygon, and click Properties.
- Notice that the color for these polylines
is ByLayer. Check the lower area of the Design tab
of the Properties palette to see the
The pink polylines represent
parcels and have object data related to address, area, value, and
You might see different
information, depending on which polyline you selected.
- Press Esc to deselect the polyline.
- Pan, if necessary, to see the red lines
in the upper left-hand corner of the map.
- With the Properties palette
still open, select a red line.
The red line represents
a waterline. Notice that the color for this line is not ByLayer.
Within the layer, color has been used to indicate a particular type of
waterline. In this case it indicates size. Red waterlines have a
diameter from 26 through 48 inches.
- Deselect the red line and pan to the
lower right side of the drawing.
- Select a green line.
The green line is also
a waterline, but it is a different size. Green waterlines are from
13 through 24 inches in diameter. Blue waterlines are from 1 through
12 inches in diameter.
- Press Esc to ensure that no objects are
The Properties palette
displays “No selection” in the top field when you deselect all objects.
- Close the Properties palette.
To continue this tutorial,
go to Exercise 3: Export the drawing layers to SDF - Select the layers