Exercise 3: Use cleanup profiles (optional)
 
 
 

You can save your settings for Drawing Cleanup in a profile and use them again later. Profiles are useful when you automate the drawing cleanup process with scripts or share settings with other users. Drawing Cleanup profiles are saved as *.dpf files.

NoteIf you do not plan to use Drawing Cleanup profiles, you can skip this exercise and go on to Lesson 3: Add Drawing Objects to a Map.

Drawing Cleanup profiles include all the options specified in the Drawing Cleanup dialog boxes:

Drawing Cleanup profiles do not include the actual objects selected on the specified layers.

In this exercise you create, save, and edit a Drawing Cleanup profile.

To create and save a Drawing Cleanup profile

  1. Navigate to and open the tutorial sample file Street_Centerlines.dwg.
  2. Click Tools tabMap Edit panelClean Up. At the Command prompt, enter mapclean.
  3. In the Drawing Cleanup - Select Objects dialog box, do the following:
    • Under Objects To Include In Drawing Cleanup, make sure Select All is selected.
    • Click Next.
  4. In the Drawing Cleanup - Select Actions dialog box, do the following:
    • Under Cleanup Actions, select the actions for your profile.

      Select only Delete Duplicates. Since Drawing Cleanup is most effective when each action is run separately, you can create a separate profile for each action you use regularly.

    • Click Add to add Delete Duplicates to the Selected Actions window.
    • Click Save.
  5. In the Save Drawing Cleanup Profile dialog box, enter a folder and a name for the profile.

    For example, create a folder called DrawingCleanupProfiles and name this profile DeleteDuplicates.dpf.

  6. Click Save As and specify a name and location.
  7. Click Finish.
  8. If the Drawing Cleanup Errors dialog box is displayed, click Cancel.

To use a saved profile

  1. Open the drawing to clean.
    NoteDo not use the drawing you used in the previous exercises. It has already been corrected, so the loaded profile does not produce any further results. If desired, replace that drawing with the original (uncorrected) sample drawing from the installed tutorial sample data folder.
  2. Click Tools tabMap Edit panelClean Up. At the Command prompt, enter mapclean.
  3. In the Drawing Cleanup dialog box, click Load.
  4. Select the profile and click Open.
  5. In the Drawing Cleanup dialog box, click Finish.
  6. Correct any errors.

Where you are now

You used the Drawing Cleanup option to remove duplicate lines and geometry and undershoots. You created a profile for use with other drawings.

To continue this tutorial, go to Lesson 3: Add Drawing Objects to a Map.