Exercise 1: Create the object class definition file

Use the Map Explorer tab in the Task pane to create the object class definition file. You can create this file in any map.

To create the definition file

  1. Click New Drawing.

    Select the map2d.dwt template and click Open.

  2. Switch to Map Explorer in the Task pane.
  3. Right-click Object Classes and click New Definition File.

    Create the object class definition file.

    NoteIf you see an error message, you are not logged in as a user who can define object classes. See Exercise 2: Set up your user privileges.
  4. Name and save the definition file in a convenient location.

    For example, navigate to the folder where you copied your tutorial files. Call the definition file MyDefinition.xml.

  5. Right-click Object Classes again and click Attach Definition File. Specify the definition file you created.

    Object classes you define are now saved in the new definition file.

To continue this tutorial, go to Exercise 2: Define an object class.