Exercise 4: Retrieve objects with a property and location query
 
 
 

In this exercise, you add location conditions to the property query you defined in the previous exercise. Then you execute the result as a draw query to display the information in your drawing.

NoteThis exercise uses the Redding.dwg map you created and modified in Exercise 1: Attach source drawings.

To combine location and property conditions in a query

  1. In Map Explorer, under Current Drawing, right-click Current Query, and click Define.
  2. In the Define Query of Attached Drawing(s) dialog box, do the following:
    • Under Query Type, make sure And is selected.
    • Click Location.
  3. In the Location Condition dialog box, do the following:
    • Under Boundary Type, select Circle.
    • Under Selection Type, make sure Crossing is selected.

      Objects that cross the circle you draw are added to the drawing.

    • Click Define.
  4. Click in the center of the drawing and drag your cursor to draw a circle, as indicated in the following illustration.

    Define the circle for the selection.

  5. In the Define Query of Attached Drawing(s) dialog box, do the following:
    • Under Query Mode, select Draw.
    • Click Execute Query.

      Objects that cross the circle are queried into the Redding drawing. Because the query mode is Draw, the objects are copied into the Redding drawing.

  6. Press Ctrl + A to select all the objects in the drawing, and then press Delete to delete them from the drawing.
  7. In the Confirm Save Back dialog box, click No.
  8. Click Save .

To continue this tutorial, go to Exercise 5: Query object data.