Digitize Setup dialog box
 
 
 

Use this dialog box to set options for digitizing nodes and linear objects.

To set digitizing specifications

Click Create tabDrawing Object panelDigitize drop-downDigitize Setup. At the Command prompt, enter MAPDIGISETUP.

Object Type

Select whether to digitize nodes (points or blocks) or linear objects (polylines).

Attach Data

Attach object data to the digitized objects. Click Data To Attach to select the data source and location.

When you digitize objects, you are prompted for the data for each object.

Prompt For Label Point

Change the default location of the label point for digitized objects. The label point determines the location of text associated with the object during queries.

As the objects are digitized, you are prompted for the new label point.

Node Object Settings

Specify settings for the node objects that are created during the digitizing process.

Create On Layer

Specify the layer for new node objects. To select from a list of layers in the drawing set, click Layers. To create a new layer, enter the layer name.

Block Name

Specify the block to reference when creating node objects. To select from a list of block definitions in the drawing set, click Blocks. To use point objects, use ACAD_POINT.

Prompt For Rotation

Specify the rotation for each block as it is digitized. If this option is not selected, objects are not rotated. ACAD_POINT objects cannot be rotated.

Prompt For Scale

Specify the scale for each block as it is digitized. If this option is not selected, the scale is set to 1. ACAD_POINT objects cannot be scaled.

Object Snap To End

Snap the location of the node object to the closest endpoint of an arc, elliptical arc, line, mline, polyline segment or ray, or the closest corner of a trace, solid, or 3D face.

For more information about the OSNAP command, see the AutoCAD help.

Linear Object Settings

Specify settings for the linear objects that are created during the digitizing process.

Create on Layer

Specify the layer for new linear objects. To select from a list of layers in the drawing set, click Layers. To create a new layer, enter the layer name.

Linetype

Specify the linetype for the linear objects. To select from a list of linetypes in the drawing set, click Linetypes.

Elevation

Select 3D to have the linear objects support three dimensions.

Width

Enter the width of the polyline for 2D linear objects. You cannot specify a width for 3D linear objects.

Object Snap To Insert

Snap the location of the new linear object to the insertion point of an attribute, block, shape, or text.

For more information about the OSNAP command, see the AutoCAD help.