Create Polygon Topology - Create New Nodes dialog box
NoteThis functionality applies only to drawing objects.

Use this dialog box to specify whether to create explicit node objects at the endpoints of links when creating a polygon topology. If so, specify the layer on which to place the new nodes and the block to use to create the nodes.

To create a polygon topology

Click Create tabTopology panelNew. At the Command prompt, enter maptopocreate.

Create New Nodes

Specify whether nodes that are not present in the current object selection should be created to complete the topology. (Explicit nodes are optional.)


If new nodes are created, specify on which layer they should be placed. You can specify a new layer or click the down arrow to select from a list of layers in the drawing set.

Point Object for Node Creation

If new nodes are created, specify what block to use to create them.

  • To create nodes using a block defined in the drawing set, click the down arrow and select from the list.
  • To create nodes using a block saved as a DWG file, click Browse, and select the file you want to use. Selecting this file will insert the entire DWG as a single block.
  • To create nodes as a point, select ACAD_POINT.

Close the dialog box without creating the topology.


Display the previous dialog box in the list.


Create the topology using the current settings. Enter a unique name for the topology and click Finish.