To import data from other formats
- Do one of the following:
- In the Import Location dialog
box, under Files Of Type, select the format of
the map to import.
- Select the file or folder to import.
- For formats with additional options,
in the Import dialog box, click Driver Options.
For more information about the formats with
additional options and their associated driver options, see one
of the following:
any driver options before you modify other settings in the Import options
dialog box. Changing driver options can invalidate other changes
you have made in this dialog box.
- In the Import dialog box,
under Spatial Filter, specify whether
to limit the area where data will be imported:
- None — Place
no area limits on the incoming file.
- Current Display — Limit
the import to the current drawing area.
- Define Window — Limit
the import to an area you define. To use this option, click Select.
Respond to the prompts to define the area.
- Specify the import settings for each
input layer (sometimes called a theme, level, or file).
Layer— Select a target layer
for each layer in the incoming file.
Class— Assign incoming objects to
an existing object class and map incoming attribute data to the
data fields in the object class. The Object Class fields
are available only if you have object classes defined in your map.
For more information about setting up object classes, see Setting
Up Object Classification.
Coordinate System— Specify the
coordinate system of the incoming file. If the AutoCAD Map 3D drawing
has a coordinate system assigned to it, incoming objects are converted
to the coordinate system of the drawing.
- Data— For
each layer, specify how to import data.
- Points— For
each layer, specify how to treat incoming point objects.
Note If you import points that you assigned
to an object class with a creation method of Blocks, use the Points column
to convert the points to blocks so the objects can be classified.
Object classification does not automatically convert points to blocks.
- By default, polygons are imported as
polygon objects. To import them as closed polylines, select Import
Polygons As Closed Polylines.
- If you assigned incoming objects to object
classes and want to use the object class defaults for any incoming
data that is out of the defined object class range, select Use
Class Defaults For Out Of Range Values.
If you do not select this option, incoming data
will be imported as is, which may include some out of range values.
If you later view the data on the Object Class tab
of the Properties palette, AutoCAD Map 3D automatically
modifies the data, using defaults as needed, so that the data is in
range and properly classified.
- To save your settings as a profile, click Save.
Saved profiles can be loaded when you import other files, and they
can be used to automate command-line scripts.
- Click OK to begin
the import process.
If you cancel the Import operation,
all objects imported prior to canceling will remain in the AutoCAD Map 3D drawing.
You can delete these objects and any associated data.
Notes and Warnings
- To copy the contents of a field, right-click
in the field to copy and click Copy. Right-click
in the target field and click a Paste option.
To copy the contents of a field to all other layers, right-click
in the field to copy and click Paste To All Layers.
- When pasting into Object
Class fields, the object class name and the data mappings
are pasted separately. The paste data mappings options are available
only if the same fields exist in the incoming data for all mapped fields.
- You cannot copy a "By Data" or "ACAD_TEXT"