Specifying an AutoCAD Layer During Import
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To specify an AutoCAD layer during import

  1. Click Insert tabImport panelMap Import .
  2. In the Import dialog box, review the target drawing layer for each input layer (sometimes called a schema, level, or file) in the incoming file.
  3. To change the AutoCAD layer, click in the Drawing Layer field for the input layer to change. In the Import dialog box, do one of the following:
    • To import objects to an existing AutoCAD layer, click Create on Existing Layer. Click the down arrow and select the layer.
    • To import objects to a new AutoCAD layer, click Create On New Layer. Click in the cell and enter a layer name.
    • To import objects to an AutoCAD layer whose name is specified in data stored on the imported object, click Use Data Field For Layer Name. Select the data field to use. Click OK to close the Layer Mapping dialog box.

      During import, AutoCAD Map 3D reads the specified data value for each object. If the data value specifies a layer that already exists, the object is imported to that layer. If the data value specifies a layer that does not exist, the layer is created. If an object does not have a data value attached, the object is imported to Layer 0.

    • To import objects to a layer with the same name as the input layer, right-click the Drawing Layer column heading in the table. Click Use Input Layer Names.
    • To import objects to the layer specified by the assigned object class, verify that <By Class>; is displayed in the Drawing Layer field. If it is not, type <By Class>; into the field.
Note If the layer specified in the Drawing Layer column is different from the one specified in Object Class, AutoCAD Map 3D uses the Drawing Layer setting unless it violates the range specified by the Object Class.