Exercise 2: Select the parcels within the construction-zone buffer

Use the buffer in a query to determine which parcels are within the construction zone represented by that buffer. Then, export those parcels to an SDF file for future use.

NoteThis exercise uses the AnalyzeMap1.dwg map you created and modified in the previous exercises.

To find the parcels in the construction zone

  1. In Display Manager, right-click the Parcels layer and click Query To Filter Data.
  2. In the Create Query dialog box, click Zoom Extents to zoom the drawing window to the extents of the parcels layer.
  3. In the Create Query dialog box, click Locate on Map and select Touching Any Part Of Polygon.
  4. In the Enter Location Boundary prompt, click Select.

    Click Select in the prompt. Click the buffer to select it as the location condition.

  5. At the prompt "Select object," click the buffer polygon.
  6. In the Create Query dialog box, click OK.

AutoCAD Map 3D filters the parcels to show only the ones that match the buffer query you defined.

Only the parcels that match the filter criteria are displayed in the map.

To continue this tutorial, go to Exercise 3: Export the construction-zone parcels to an SDF file.