Bringing In Features from SHP
Concept Procedure Quick Reference

You can access existing spatial and attribute data in ESRI SHP files, which store both geometry and attributes (data) for features. A single shape can have several separate files: SHP (shape geometry), SHX (shape index), PRJ (projection information), CPG (code page files), IDX (spatial index), and DBF (shape attributes in dBASE format). AutoCAD Map 3D treats each SHP and associated DBF file as a feature class with a single geometry property.

When you view and edit features from a SHP data source, you can do the following:

You can bring SHP data into your map in two ways:

Note For information on customizing the SHP FDO provider, refer to the FDO API Reference and the FDO Provider for SHP API Reference.
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