Exercise 6: Export the drawing layers to SDF - Set export options

As the final step in the export operation, set the export options. Save your settings as a profile so you can quickly execute this export operation again later.

NoteThis exercise uses the DWGMap.dwg map file you opened and modified in Exercise 1: Examine the original drawing layers.

To specify options for the export operation

  1. In the Export dialog box, on the Options tab, select Treat Closed Polylines As Polygons.

    Checking this option insures that polygon objects drawn as closed polylines are still be treated as polygons in the exported file.

  2. Under Saved Profiles, click Save.
  3. Specify a location and name for these export settings and click Save.
  4. In the Export dialog box, click OK to export the data.

    The Export Progress dialog box displays the status of the export operation.

  5. Close the map file.

Where you are now

You exported DWG layers to Autodesk SDF format, creating feature classes that reflect the layers and object data in your original drawing file.

To continue this tutorial, go to Lesson 2: Use the Resulting SDF Files.