Moving DWG Data to a Spatial Data Store and Back Again
Concept Procedure
 
 
 

To move drawing data to a spatial data store and back using the import method

  1. Export the drawing data to an SDF file or to Oracle. See Overview of Converting and Exporting, Exporting DWG Data to an FDO Data Store, and Importing Autodesk SDF (Spatial Data Files).

    If your drawing data has been styled, be sure to check the appropriate properties on the Feature Class tab of the Export dialog box when you export the data. Although the visual styling will not appear in the resulting feature data, you can reconstruct the styling when you reimport the data later.

  2. Once the feature data has been changed, open the original DWG file in AutoCAD Map 3D to update it with those changes.
  3. Remove any objects that will be replaced with the imported data.
  4. Connect to the data store with the new data and import the data to add it to your original drawing.

    See Overview of Converting Geospatial Data to Drawing Objects. If your original drawing contains layers that specify visual styling, import the data into the appropriate layer to restore its styling information.

To move drawing data to a spatial data store and back using the Data Connect method

  1. Export the drawing data to SDF or Oracle.

    See Exporting DWG Data to an FDO Data Store, Overview of Converting and Exporting, and Importing Autodesk SDF (Spatial Data Files).

    If your drawing data has been styled, be sure to check the appropriate properties on the Feature Class tab of the Export dialog box when you export the data. Although the visual styling will not appear in the resulting feature data, you can reconstruct the styling when you reimport the data later.

    Alternately, you can use a drawing template that includes all the styling information you wish to include. For more information on using a drawing template to preserve drawing data stylization, see Preserving Visual Styles

  2. Once the feature data has been updated, open your original DWG file in AutoCAD Map 3D to update it with those changes.
  3. Connect to the spatial data source containing the changed data.

    See Bringing in GIS Features.

  4. Check out any new or changed features and use Extract Geometry From Feature to convert them to drawing objects.

    See Checking Out Features and Extracting Feature Geometry

    NoteThe resulting drawing objects will lose any attribute data that was connected to them.
  5. Check the features back in and remove the display layers that use the feature source data.
  6. Disconnect from the feature source.
  7. Click Create tabDrawing Object panelAttach/Detach Object Data. At the Command prompt, enter adeattachdata.
  8. Attach any existing object data to the new geometry.

    See Specifying Object Data for a Drawing Object.