Exporting DWG Data to SDF2 Format
Concept Procedure Quick Reference

To export DWG data to SDF2 format

  1. In the Tool-based Ribbon Workspace, click Output tab Map Data Transfer panel As SDF2.
  2. In the Export dialog box, specify a location and file name. Click Save.
  3. On the Selection tab of the Autodesk MapGuide Export dialog box, under SDF Type, specify the type of data to export:
    • Point — Points and inserts.
    • Line — Lines, arcs (segmented), polylines, and plines with bulges (segmented).
    • Polygon — Closed polylines and circles.
    • Annotation — Text and mtext (mtext exports a single point object).
  4. On the Selection tab, specify how to select objects for the export.
  5. On the Options tab, under SDF Description, type a description for the SDF file to which you are exporting data.
  6. Under Data Expressions, you can create expressions as follows:
    • Use the Key option to define an expression to act as the link between the SDF file and a field in an external database.
    • Use the Name option to define an expression for the SDF Name field.
    • Use the URL option to define an expression to act as a URL (Uniform Resource Locator).

    To create an expression using data attached to the object, such as object data, external data, attribute data, or property values, click… to select from a list of available data and properties.

    NoteWhen exporting a map to SDF format, if you use an expression that references a SQL value, the export process will require a large amount of swap space. It may be necessary to partition your data into smaller sections.
  7. Under Coordinate Conversion, select Convert To. To specify a coordinate conversion as part of the file export, enter the coordinate system code.
  8. Under Other, select Create Key Index File (KIF) to create a KIF file along with the SDF file.
  9. To save your settings as a profile, click Save.
  10. Click OK to begin exporting the data.