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
To view metadata
- If the ObjectClass.dwg file
you created previously is not still open, open it. Click Open Drawing.
- Click the Map Explorer tab
on the Task pane.
- Expand the Object Classes item.
- Right-click an object class and
click View Metadata.
- 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.