Exercise 3: Run the workflow

When you run the workflow, AutoCAD Map 3D connects to the two data stores you specified (FLOODZONE.SDF and E-ZONE.SDF). It performs the overlay operation you specified, and writes the result out to the file you specified as the output file.

AutoCAD Map 3D creates the specified layers in your map. If you open the Data Connect window, you can see that the connections have been made.

NoteThis exercise uses the workflow you modified in Exercise 2: Complete the workflow definition.

To run the workflow

  1. If the Workflow Designer is not still open from Exercise 2: Complete the workflow definition, open it.
    • In the list on the Tools tab, Workflow panel, select the workflow you created.
    • Click Edit.
  2. In the Workflow Designer, click .

    Green check marks appear in the upper-right corners of each workflow step.

  3. Close the Workflow Designer by clicking the x in its title bar.

    The source and overlay layers are added to the map, as well as the result of the overlay. The Intersect layer represents the area of the enterprise zone that lies within the flood zone.

  4. Turn off all layers except Intersect to see the intersection of the two areas.

    To turn off a layer, clear its check box in Display Manager.

Where you are now

The workflow you created has performed an overlay operation. The erased data and intersecting data that result from the overlay are each stored as new data stores and added to your map.