To import data from an ESRI ArcSDE data
- Before moving ArcSDE data into your map,
assign a coordinate system to the map. This lets you position your
data accurately in a real-world geographic location and align imported
survey or GPS point data.
- In Display Manager,
For more information,
see Bringing In Features from ArcSDE
the steps up until clicking Connect;
then stop. Do not add the features to your map.
- At the Command prompt, enter mapimportfdo.
- In the Map Import From FDO dialog
box, select the ArcSDE data source connection from which to import
- Click OK.
- In the Import dialog box,
review the Current Drawing Coordinate System to
make sure it is correct.
- Under Spatial Filter,
specify whether to limit the area where data will be imported:
- None — Place
no area limits on the incoming file.
- Current Display — Limit
the import to the current drawing area.
- Define Window — Limit
the import to an area you define. To use this option, click Select.
Respond to the prompts to define the area.
- Specify the import settings for each
Layer— Select a target layer
for each layer in the incoming file.
Class— Assign incoming objects to
an existing object class and map incoming attribute data to the
data fields in the object class. The Object Class fields
are available only if you have object classes defined in your map.
For more information about setting up object classes, see Setting
Up Object Classification.
Coordinate System— Specify the
coordinate system of the incoming file. If the AutoCAD Map 3D drawing
has a coordinate system assigned to it, incoming objects are converted
to the coordinate system of the drawing.
- Data— For
each layer, specify how to import data.
- Points— For
each layer, specify how to treat incoming point objects.
you are importing points and have assigned them to an object class with
a creation method of Blocks, you must use the Points column
to convert the points to blocks so that the objects can be classified.
Object classification does not convert points to blocks for you.
- By default, polygons are imported as
polygon objects. To import them as closed polylines, select Import
Polygons As Closed Polylines.
- If you assigned incoming objects to object
classes and want to use the object class defaults for any incoming
data that's out of the defined object class range, select Use
Class Defaults For Out Of Range Values.
If you do not select
this option, incoming data will be imported as is, which may include
some out of range values. If you later view the data on the Object
Class tab of the Properties palette, AutoCAD Map 3D automatically
modifies the data, using defaults as needed, so that the data is in
range and properly classified.
- To save your settings as a profile, click Save.
These saved profiles can be loaded when you import other files,
and they can be used to automate command-line scripts.
- Click OK to begin
the import process.
If you cancel the import
operation, all objects imported prior to canceling will remain in
the AutoCAD Map 3D drawing. You can delete these objects and any associated