To access data through FDO
- Make sure that your feature source is
set up correctly. If you have questions, refer to the Readme file.
- Find out your user name and password,
Your CAD Manager or Database
Administrator can help you with this.
- Open or create the
map that will include the data from this feature source.
- If you are working with data from various
coordinate systems, assign a coordinate system to the current map.
See Assigning a Coordinate System to the Current Drawing.
AutoCAD Map 3D converts all the data you bring into
this map to the assigned coordinate system. If you edit the data
and save it back to its source, AutoCAD Map 3D converts it back to the
original coordinate system.
- In Display Manager,
- In the left pane of the Data
Connect window, select the feature source.
- In the right pane, enter a name for this
connection and specify the information required to connect to the
feature source. Click Connect.
- In the Add Data To Map section,
under Schema, select the feature
classes to include in your map.
If this feature source
contains only a single feature class, that feature class is selected
automatically. If it contains multiple feature classes, you can right-click
any of them and select Select All or Select
- If necessary, click Edit
Coordinate Systems to specify
the coordinate system for the incoming data.
- Click Add To Map.
To bring in a subset
of the data, click the down arrow and select Add
To Map With Query. See Filtering Features When You Add Them to a Map. To
filter data after you’ve added the data to your map, see Filtering Feature Layers.
Features from the selected
feature classes appear in your map. You can style, theme, and edit
If you need additional
properties related to this data, you can connect additional data
to a feature source layer using a join.