If AutoCAD Map 3D is set
to check in your changes automatically, the source file updates
while you edit. Automatic update can result in inadvertent changes
to the data store. The safest way to edit geospatial data is to
turn off automatic update feature before you edit a feature. Once
you make your changes, check the feature in to update the data store
with your changes and make the feature available to others again.
When you edit a feature,
that feature is automatically checked out and locked for editing
by anyone else (if the data format supports such locking). Other people
can view the feature source, but they cannot change it until you
check it back in.
exercise uses the BuildMap1.dwg map
you created and modified in the previous exercises.
To edit an object
- If you closed your finished map from
the previous lesson, reopen it and display the Data
Table for the Parcels layer.
- Click Open Drawing.
- Locate the BuildMap1.dwg file.
- Select it, and click Open.
- In the Display Manager,
click the Parcels layer and click Table.
- Zoom to a parcel on Villa Drive.
The parcel is checked
out automatically and displays grips.
- Turn off the automatic update option.
NoteYou cannot undo this
- Use the grips to change the size and
shape of the parcel, just as you would any AutoCAD polygon.
To continue this tutorial,
go to Exercise 2: Update information for the edited feature.