Specify the new connection
in the Data Connect window. Do not
add any specific feature class layers from the ODBC source to the
map. All the information becomes available to AutoCAD Map 3D automatically
when you connect to the ODBC source.
To connect to the Access database from AutoCAD Map 3D
- In Display Manager in AutoCAD Map 3D,
click Data Connect
- Under Data Connections By
Provider, click Add ODBC Connection.
- Click next to the Source field
under Add A New Connection.
- Select Parcel_Owners from
the list of Data Source Names and click Select.
Connect to the ODBC
data source you created, but do not click Add To Map.
- Click Connect.
- When you see the User
Name & Password dialog box, click Login without entering
anything in the fields. (This database has not been set up for user name
and password protection.)
Do not click Add
To Map. The ODBC source does not contain spatial data, so
there is nothing to add to the map. AutoCAD Map 3D has access to all
non-spatial data automatically when you connect to its source.
- Close the Data Connect window.
To continue this tutorial,
go to Exercise 3: Join the ODBC data to the Parcels layer.