Bringing In Drawing Objects by Location
Concept Procedure Quick Reference
 
 
 

To bring in drawing objects based on location

  1. Do one of the following:
    • In Display Manager, click Data Add Drawing Data Query Current Drawing.
    • In Display Manager, click Data Add Drawing Data Query Source Drawing. Be sure you have attached the DWG files to query.
    • In Display Manager, click Data Add Drawing DataQuery Topology.
  2. In the Define Query dialog box, click Location.
  3. In the Location Condition dialog box, select a boundary to determine the type of area to query.

    Select Fence to specify a new polyline; select Polyline to use an existing polyline.

  4. Choose a selection type:
    • Inside includes only objects that are completely inside the boundary.
    • Crossing includes all objects that are inside the boundary or crossing the boundary.
  5. If you select the Polyline boundary, specify a polyline mode.
  6. To define the coordinates of the boundary, click Define and use any AutoCAD Map 3D selection method to define the boundary.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Optionally, define another condition. See Combining Conditions.
  9. In the Define Query dialog box, click OK.

The new layer appears in Display Manager. Objects that meet the conditions of the query are included in this layer. To see the objects, you may need to zoom to the drawing extents. Click Map Setup tabMap panelZoom Drawing Extents. At the Command prompt, enter adezextents.