Map Export dialog box

This dialog box was used to export data from AutoCAD Map 3D to an external file format. It has been discontinued. Instead, use one of the following procedures or commands.

To export to DGN

To export to MapInfo MIF/MID

To export to SHP format do one of the following

To export to Arc/INFO

In the Tool-based Ribbon Workspace, click Output tabMap Data Transfer panelMap 3D Export.


When you have set options, click Proceed to display the Map Export Options dialog box, where you can specify how to export graphics and data.


Click OK to close the dialog box but keep the current import options.

Export File area


Select the format to export to.


Enter a name and location for the new file or directory.

If you are not sure of the location, click Browse to view existing files and directories. If you are creating a coverage, the parent directory for the new directory must be a "workspace" directory, containing only other coverage directories, and the new directory must be empty of all files. The default coverage format is UNIX ArcInfo. If the workspace directory contains an existing PC ArcInfo coverage, the new coverage will be in PC ArcInfo format.

File Type area

Select the file type for the information you are exporting. This option is not necessary for all file formats.

Object Selection area

Select Automatically

Use all objects on the specified layers and of the specified file type.

Select Manually

Select individual objects. Click Select to select objects.

Objects will be filtered for the specified layers and file type.

Filter Selected Objects

If this option is selected, only objects that are on the specified layers or blocks are selected. The filters are used for both automatic and manual selection of objects.

If this option is not selected, the filters are ignored.

Filter On Layers

Specify the layers to search. The default is all layers. To select from a list of layers in the current drawing, click Layers.