To prepare your data for export
- To convert or export objects from source
drawings, query those objects into the current map.
- To perform a coordinate transformation
during export, be sure that you have assigned a coordinate system
to the map.
To export drawing objects to other file
- In the Tool-based Ribbon Workspace,
click Output tabMap Data Transfer panelMap
- In the Export Location dialog
box, select the file format and location for the exported files.
For information on the file format choices, see Supported Formats.
- In the Export dialog box,
specify how to export objects. To use settings that you stored previously,
click Load and select the profile
containing the settings.
- On the Selection tab,
specify the objects to export.
- To select a subset of objects, click Select
manually and choose either Select Objects or Quick
- To filter the selection to export only
objects on specific layers or in specific classes, specify the layers
and classes to include.
- To export polygons from a polygon topology,
select the topology.
- To preview the objects that will be exported,
click Preview Filtered Selection.
- On the Data or Feature
Class tab, click Select Attributes and
select the data to export with the objects.
Tip If you are exporting
data from an external database, you can export the entire record
from the database or just the key fields. Because the key field values
are stored in the map, choosing the key field (listed under Link
Templates) makes the export faster.
- On the Feature Class or Options tab,
select the options you want.
- To perform a coordinate conversion, you
must have a coordinate system assigned
to the map.
- Check Treat closed polylines
as polygons (if it is available) unless you want only
polygon objects to be exported as polygons.
- If you are exporting to Oracle, Autodesk
SDF, or ESRI
ArcSDE, specify how classes will be created
on the Feature Class tab. See Exporting to Multiple Classes.
If you are exporting
Multiclass, your choices on the Options tab
and on the Data tab work together to determine
how attributes are assigned to the exported feature classes. See Exporting To Shape Multiclass.
- If you are exporting to DGN version 7
or 8, click Map Layers To DGN Levels to
map each layer in the current map to a level in the DGN drawing. Click Map
Layers To Levels to specify names for the DGN levels.
Closed polylines are always exported as polygons; they will be shapes
in the DGN v8 file. You cannot clear the Treat Closed Polylines
as Polygons check box.
- Click Driver Options to
set options specific to the export format you specified. For information
on driver options, see the following:
While other formats are supported, they do not
have driver options.
- Click OK to begin
the export process.