Exercise 3: Style the new feature classes
 
 
 

You can use the geospatial features of AutoCAD Map 3D to style the feature classes.

NoteThis exercise uses the map you created in Exercise 2: Connect to the resulting SDF file.

To style the feature classes

  1. If the map you created in the previous exercise is not still open, reopen it.
  2. In Display Manager, click the Parcels layer and click Style.
  3. In the Style Editor, click in the Style field.
  4. In the Style Polygon dialog box, change the Foreground Color to a light brown and click OK.
  5. With the Style Editor still open, click the Roads layer in Display Manager.
  6. In the Style Editor, do the following:
    • Click the browse button next to the Feature Label field.
    • In the Style Label dialog box, from the Property To Display list, select ST_NAME. Click OK.
    • In the Style Editor, click in the Style field.
    • In the Style Line dialog box, change the Color to a dark gray.
  7. With the Style Editor still open, click the Signals layer in Display Manager.
  8. In the Style Editor, click in the Style field.
  9. In the Style Point dialog box, do the following:
    • Click the browse button next to Symbol and choose the round symbol.
    • Change the Fill Color and Edge Color to a light gray.
  10. Close the Style Editor.

The map is now styled with the colors and symbols you chose. The roads are labeled with their street names. The original data is unaffected by these styling changes.

Where you are now

You used object classes to export the drawing objects to a geospatial format.

To learn about guidelines to follow when using object classification, go to Object Classification: Best Practices.