The batch file wil specify
an export profile (a .EPF file) to use for each export operation.
An export profile stores settings in the Export dialog
box. When you run the batch file, it applies these settings to each
DWG file it exports.
Create the export profile
within AutoCAD Map 3D by setting options in the Export dialog
box, as you would for any normal export operation.
To create the export profile
- Create a folder for the files to export.
You will specify this
folder as the location for the export profile, batch file, and script
- Start AutoCAD Map 3D.
- In AutoCAD Map 3D, click Output tab Data
Transfer panel Map 3D Export.
- In the Export Location dialog
box, set the file type to SDF and specify any location and file
name. Click OK.
You will not use the
file created by the export operation itself, so the file name and
location do not matter.
- In the Export dialog
box, specify the settings to save.
You can specify settings
on any tab of the dialog box. An export profile does not store the
current file name or the current selection set.
- To create the export profile, under Saved
Profiles, click Save.
- Enter a location and name for the profile.
Save the export profile
in the same folder as the DWG files to export.
To continue this tutorial,
go to Exercise 2: Create the Script File.