Load Topology dialog box
NoteThis functionality applies only to drawing objects.

Use this dialog box to load a topology.

To load a topology

Click Analyze tabDrawing Object panelLoad Topology. At the Command prompt, enter maptopoload.

Topology Location options

Select whether to load a topology that is in a source drawing or in the current drawing.


Select the topology to load. If the list does not display the topology you want, be sure you have selected the correct in the Topology Location area. The list of topology names comes from the object data tables. These tables may exist in the current drawing but the topology objects may only exist in the source drawings.


Displays the type of the selected topology.


Displays the description of the selected topology.

Create Topology Objects When Loaded

If the selected topology is from a source drawing, select this check box to copy the topology objects into the current drawing as the topology is loaded. If this option is not selected, the objects are loaded but are not copied into the current drawing.

Select Topology Objects For Save Back

Select this option to add objects in the current drawing to the save back set if they are referenced by the selected topology.

Audit Geometry Of Topology Objects

Select this option to verify that objects for the selected topology are geometrically correct. Any objects that are not correct are highlighted.

Complete Existing Topology Objects

If the selected topology is from the current drawing, select this option to complete any incomplete objects in the topology.

Use this option to ensure that the objects in the current drawing are available for topology editing. Map queries all the objects from the source drawings that are required to create a self-contained subset of the topology objects.