Create a new, empty folder
to contain the SHP files. To convert and copy data to the SHP format,
you must be connected to this folder. You use Data
Connect to establish connections to data stores, even
when you do not add anything to the map from the data store.
To create and connect to the folder
- Use Windows Explorer to navigate to the
location where you copied your sample tutorial files.
- Create a folder for the SHP files.
- In AutoCAD Map 3D, switch the Task
pane to Display Manager.
- Click Data Connect
- On the left side of the Data
Connect dialog box, click Add SHP Connection.
- On the right side of the Data
Connect dialog box, click the folder icon (not the file
icon). Select the folder you created and click OK.
Click Connect and
close the Data Connect window without
adding anything to your map.
Click the folder icon
next to Source File Or Folder.
To continue this tutorial,
go to Exercise 2: Use Bulk Copy to move an SDF layer to SHP format.