When you add drawing
objects to a map, you use a query to
specify the objects you want. In this lesson, you add objects from
multiple source drawings to a single map. You use three types of
- Quick View —
Displays all data in the attached drawings,
but does not retrieve any objects. When you refresh the screen,
the objects disappear.
- Preview query
mode — Displays objects in the attached drawings that match
criteria you specify, but does not retrieve them. When
you refresh the screen, the objects disappear.
- Draw query
mode — Retrieves objects that match criteria you specify (copies
the objects into the current drawing). You can manipulate, edit,
and save the objects (to their attached drawings, to the current
drawing, or to a new drawing).
Attach multiple source
Attaching a drawing to
a map does not add any objects to the map. It makes the drawing
data available to the map. You can then preview or add the objects.
Preview drawing objects
View or a Preview mode query to display
objects in an attached drawing temporarily. For example, you can
use a location preview query to see all objects that fall within
the radius of a circle that you draw.
These objects cross
a circle in a location query.
Use queries to add objects
Use Draw mode
queries to retrieve information in attached drawing files and add
them to your drawing. In this lesson, you use two types of Draw mode queries:
- Property queries — Retrieve objects based
on properties such as color, linetype, or layer.
- Location queries — Retrieve objects based
on location conditions such as boundaries and buffer distances.
Alter object properties
with a query
A special type of query
allows you to alter the properties of the objects as you add them
to the map. For example, you can break out objects into layers, changing
the layer property for the objects as you add them to your map.