Setting Data Source Options for Drawings
Concept Procedure Quick Reference

To set data source options

  1. In the Tool-based Ribbon Workspace, click Map Setup tabMap panelangle-arrow.
  2. In the AutoCAD Map Options dialog box:
    • On the Task Pane tab, select the items to display on the Map Explorer tab.
    • On the Current Drawing tab, specify whether to automatically connect to attached data sources when you open a drawing and how many filters or conditions should be stored in the History List.
    • On the Data Source tab, specify the default driver to use when you drop an MDB file on the Map Explorer tab of the Task Pane. Click Associate to specify the default database version

To change the expert setting

  1. At the command prompt, enter expert.
  2. Enter an expert setting.

For information on the Expert system variable, look up "system variables" in the help index.

To change the default data link file directory

  1. Click Options.
  2. On the Files tab of the Options dialog box, specify the Data Sources Location.