Exporting to Multiple Classes
Concept Procedure
 
 
 

To export multiple feature classes

  1. Click Create multiple classes based on a drawing property on the Feature Class tab of the Export dialog box.
  2. Specify a classification method.

    Only the methods relevant to your map are listed. For example, if you did not classify objects in the map, you will not see the Object Classification option.

    The classification method you choose determines the resulting feature class attributes, as shown in the following table:

    Multiple class export

    classification method

    Output Select Attributes Dialog Box settings End result
    Layers A feature class for each exported layer Nothing selected No attributes in the output feature classes
    Layers A feature class for each exported layer Attributes selected All feature classes contain all attributes that were selected in the Select Attributes dialog box.
    Object Data or Link Templates A feature class for each object associated with an object data table or link template. Nothing selected Output feature classes inherit their attributes from the Object Data table or Link Template definitions.
    Object data or link templates A feature class for each object associated with an object data table or link template. Attributes selected Output feature classes inherit their attributes from the Object Data table or Link Template definitions AND all attributes selected in the Select Attributes dialog box are also assigned to all output feature classes.
    Object class A feature class for each exported object class. Nothing selected Output feature classes inherit their attributes from the object class.
    Object class A feature class for each exported object class. Attributes selected Output feature classes inherit their attributes from the Object Class AND all attributes selected in the Select Attributes dialog box are also assigned to all output feature classes.

To combine multiple layers into one feature class

  1. On the Feature Class tab of the Export dialog box, select Create a single class from all selected objects.
  2. In the Feature Class column, give the new feature class an appropriate name.

    For example, if your DWG file has three layers called text_City, text_County, and text_Region, you can name the combined feature class “Text” in the Feature Class column.

To change the class names that are assigned automatically

  1. Click the Feature Class field.
  2. Edit the proposed class names as needed.
  3. Click OK.