Exercise 2: Attach a drawing file
 
 
 

You can use Display Manager to attach an AutoCAD drawing file.

NoteThis exercise uses the BuildMap1.dwg map you created in the previous exercise.

To attach an AutoCAD drawing file

  1. If you have not already done so, copy the \Program Files\AutoCAD Map 3D 2010\Help\Map 3D Tutorials folder to My Documents.
    NoteThe location of My Documents varies, depending on your operating system. For Microsoft Windows XP, it is usually C:\MyDocuments. For Microsoft Vista, it might be C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Map 3D Tutorials.
  2. In the BuildMap1.dwg file, in the Task pane, click the Display Manager tab.
  3. Click Data Add Drawing Data Attach Source Drawings.

    Use Display Manager to attach a drawing file.

  4. In the Define/Modify Drawing Set dialog box, click Attach.
  5. Navigate to the folder in My Documents where you copied the sample files and select Counties.dwg.
    NoteThe location of My Documents varies, depending on your operating system. For Microsoft Windows XP, it is usually C:\MyDocuments. For Microsoft Vista, it might be C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Map 3D Tutorials.
  6. Click Add and then click OK.
  7. In the Define/Modify Drawing Set dialog box, click OK to attach the drawing file to your map.

    When you attach a drawing, it is not listed in Display Manager and it does not appear in your map. You “query in” objects from the drawing to use in your map, as demonstrated in the next exercise.

  8. Save your work. Click Save As AutoCAD Drawing.

To continue this tutorial, go to Exercise 3: Query in data from the drawing.