Autodesk MapGuide Export dialog box
 
 
 

Use this dialog box to specify settings for exporting DWG data to Autodesk MapGuide SDF 2 files for use with Autodesk MapGuide version 6.5 and earlier.

To export DWG data to SDF2 format

Click Output tab Map Data Transfer panel As SDF2.

If you previously saved your settings in this dialog box, click Load to reload them. To save the current settings to use later or to use in a script, click Save.

Selection Tab

SDF Type

Select the type of data to export. Objects of other entity types will be filtered out of the export. To export the other entity types, run this operation again. Some objects in an AutoCAD Map 3D drawing may be exported as more than one entity type.

Select Objects Automatically

Select all objects of the specified type. If Filter Selection By Layer is selected, only objects on the specified layers are selected.

Select Objects Manually

Individually select the objects to export. To modify the selection set, click or . Selected objects that do not match the filter will not be exported.

Filter Selection

Filter the selected objects based on layer. Select Filter Selection By Layer, click the button, and select from a list of all layers in the drawing. Objects that are not on the selected layers are filtered out of the export. The status line shows how many objects are selected and how many have been filtered out.

Preview Filtered Objects

Preview the objects that will be exported. In the preview, objects that will be exported are highlighted. To leave the preview and return to this dialog, press Esc.

Options Tab

SDF Description

Enter a description for the SDF 2 file.

Data Expression

Key

Enter an expression for the Key field, or click to open the Expression Chooser dialog box and select an attribute for the Key field.

Name

Enter an expression for the Name field, or click to open the Expression Chooser dialog box and select an attribute for the Name field.

URL

Enter an expression for the URL field, or click to open the Expression Chooser dialog box and select an attribute for the URL field.

Coordinate Conversion

To convert the exported objects to a different coordinate system, select Convert To and enter the coordinate system code for the export file, or click to select one.

If this option is greyed, your current map does not have an assigned coordinate system. You can cancel this dialog box, assign a coordinate system, and then retry this operation.

Create Key Index File

Create a corresponding Key Index File (KIF) for the SDF 2 file.