NoteThis procedure applies only to drawing objects.
To retrieve drawing objects based on
their object data
- In Map Explorer,
under Current Drawing, right-click Current
Query, and then click Define.
- Click Data.
- In the Data Condition dialog box,
select the type of data to query.
- Specify the specific data to query.
- For object class, select the object class
of the objects to retrieve. Then, under Properties, select the specific
properties to query.
- For object data, select the table and
field to query.
Note that if two attached
drawings have a table with the same name, AutoCAD Map 3D recognizes
only the fields defined in the first drawing you activate.
- For database link data, select the link
template associated with the objects you want to retrieve. Under Key
Columns, select the key column to query.
Because a query retrieves
objects from attached drawings, only link templates defined in your
attached drawing are displayed in the list.
- For block attributes, select the block
to query. Under Attribute Tags, select the
attribute tag to query, or select * from the Blocks list
to see a list of all the attribute tags of all the blocks in the
- Specify the condition that the data must
match by selecting an operator and entering a value in the Value field.
For example, to find
all values greater than 8, select the > operator and enter 8
in the Value field.
For information on using
wild cards, see Wildcard Characters.
- Click OK.
- In the Define Query dialog
box, select a query mode.
- Click Execute Query.