Exercise 1: View metadata

When you open the Metadata Viewer for the first time, metadata is automatically generated and displayed for the current drawing if the drawing contains classified objects.

The metadata is stored inside the drawing itself. Metadata is updated each time you edit the drawing or reconnect to the attached drawings that contain classified objects.

NoteThis exercise uses the map you created in Exercise 1: Create objects using object classes.

To view metadata

  1. If the ObjectClass.dwg file you created previously is not still open, open it. Click Open Drawing.
  2. Click the Map Explorer tab on the Task pane.
  3. Expand the Object Classes item.
  4. Right-click an object class and click View Metadata.
  5. In the Metadata Viewer, scroll down to see the various fields and data.

    Metadata for classified drawings is generated automatically.

To continue this tutorial, go to Exercise 2: Share metadata.