Start by creating a map
and attaching the MyDefinition.xml object class definition file
and the source drawings.
To create a map that contains the object
classes you defined
- In AutoCAD Map 3D, create a map. Click New Drawing.
Select the map2d.dwt template
and click Open.
- Attach the object definition file by
right-clicking Object Classes on the Map
Explorer tab of the Task pane and
clicking Attach Definition File.
Attach the MyDefinition.xml definition file.
- Select the MyDefinition.xml definition
file you created and click Open.
- On the Map Explorer tab
in the Task pane, click Data Attach
Attach the drawings
containing the classified objects.
- Navigate to the folder where you saved
the tutorial data. Hold down the Shift key, click the following
drawings, and click Add:
Select all three drawing
- Click OK.
might see an alert as you work through the remainder of the tutorial.
The alert warns that the association between queried objects in
the current and attached drawings is not retained once the current
drawing file is closed. This message reminds you to save back any
changes you make to the original drawing file. You can safely ignore
To continue this tutorial,
go to Exercise 2: Assign a coordinate system.