Overview of Bringing in Drawing Data From DWG Files
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This map of an electrical distribution system is based on several attached DWG files.

You can include drawing objects in your map so you can view, edit, style, and theme them.

You can select objects from the current drawing and from attached drawings. For information about attached drawings, see Attaching Drawings.

Each set of objects you select is stored in a drawing layer in Display Manager.

When you create a drawing layer based on... It includes... From...
AutoCAD Layer All the objects on the selected AutoCAD layer The current drawing
Object class All the objects in the selected object class The current drawing
Topology All the objects in the selected topology The current drawing
Location All the objects in the specified location The current drawing, attached source drawings, or a selected topology
Object property All objects that have the selected property, such as elevation, layer, or area The current drawing, attached source drawings, or a selected topology
Attached data All objects with the specified data, such as object data or linked records from an external database The current drawing, attached source drawings, or a selected topology

In this city map example, there are separate drawing layers for each set of entities comprising the water system.

Use the Display Manager check boxes to turn off layers, which hides the objects on that layer, or to turn off styles, which displays the drawing objects on that layer without styles. For more information on styling drawing layers, see Overview of Styling Drawing Layers.

Map Base

Objects in the current drawing that are not included in any layer are included in the Map Base layer. You can hide all objects on this layer.

NoteObjects from attached drawings that you have queried into the current drawing using a standard query are added to the Map Base layer. To style these objects separately in your map, create a query to bring them into the display.

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