When you connected to
the SDF file you created earlier in this tutorial, you brought in
its data as geospatial features. Each feature class was a separate Display
Manager layer. However, in this lesson you import the
SDF data as drawing objects, and each feature class becomes a separate
To import SDF layers
- In the Tool-based Ribbon Workspace, click Home
- Change the Files Of Type to Autodesk
- Navigate to the SDF file you created,
select it, and click OK.
- In the Import dialog
box, check Import Polygons As Closed Polylines.
- Check that each Input
Layer maps to the appropriate Drawing Layer.
Be sure to select the
correct drawing layer.
The drawing template
has the original drawing layers defined. Since these layers were
the source for the feature classes you are importing, they are mapped
- Map the Size property to object data.
You can now work with
the objects as you would any DWG data.
To continue this tutorial,
go to Exercise 3: Use display layers to assign object properties