functionality applies only to drawing objects.
Use this dialog box to
define, modify, save, load, or execute queries.
The dialog box settings
reflect the properties of the current query. If you change a setting,
you modify the current query. If you load a query from the query
library or from a file, you replace the current query.
Press either Execute
Query or OK:
- Execute Query
Save dialog box settings
and execute the current query.
Save dialog box settings
without executing. Click OK to create
an element for the Display Manager.
This area shows the conditions
in your current query. You can edit, group, or delete the conditions.
- Current Query List
View all conditions in
the current query. If conditions have been grouped, the group is indented
and enclosed within parentheses. (Conditions in a group are evaluated
before conditions outside the group.)
- To edit a condition, select it. Click Edit.
- To group conditions, select the first
and last condition that you want in the group. Click Group.
- To delete a condition, select it. Click Delete.
Edit the selected condition.
If you select more than
one condition, Edit is unavailable.
You can also edit a condition
by double-clicking it in the list.
Group the selected conditions.
When you run the query,
conditions inside the group are evaluated before conditions outside the
The easiest way to specify
a group is to select the first and last conditions in the group
and click Group. All conditions between
the first and the last selected conditions are included in the group
and enclosed within parentheses.
You can nest groups.
Ungroup the selected
To ungroup conditions,
select the first or last condition in the group. Click Ungroup.
Deletes the selected
- Clear Query
Delete all conditions
in the list.
Clearing the query does
not remove settings from the Set Property Alterations dialog
box or from the Output Report Options dialog
Use this area to create
conditions for your query.
- And/Or/Not options
Determine how the condition
is combined with other conditions.
that both conditions must be met for the object to be included in
that either condition can be met for the object to be included in
And Not specifies
that the first condition must be met and the second condition must
not be met for the object to be included in the query.
Or Not specifies
that either the first conditions can be met or the second condition
cannot be met for the object to be included in the query.
Display the Location Condition dialog box, where
you can define a condition based on the location of the object in
relation to points you specify.
For example, search for
all objects that fall inside a circle or that cross a line.
Display the Property Condition dialog box, where
you can define a condition based on the object's properties.
For example, search for
all objects on a specified layer, all objects of a certain color,
or all text in a certain text style.
Display the SQL Link Condition dialog box,
where you can define a condition based on the external data linked
to an object.
For example, if you are
trying to determine the best location for a new park and you have
linked data from a table containing information about the households,
you can search for all parcels where the household has young children.
you execute a query with a SQL condition, be sure the appropriate
data source is attached and connected.
Specify the type of query
to run. If you are creating an element for the Display Manager, Draw is
the only available option.
Preview the objects that
match the query conditions, but don't actually pull the objects into
the current drawing.
When you redraw the screen,
the objects will be gone. Property alterations do not appear in
a Preview mode query.
Get the objects that
match the query and bring them into the current drawing. If you
are creating an element for the Display Manager, this
option gets the objects and adds them to the element.
If a property alteration
has been defined, objects are modified as they are copied into the
You must have Draw Query
privileges to perform a draw query. See To add a new user.
Execute the query and
save the results in a report file.
To specify a template
for the report, click Options to
display the Output Report Options dialog box.
are not reflected in the report.
Display the Output Report Options dialog box, where
you specify a template for the report. The Options button
is available only if Report query mode is selected.
topology queries, the Options button is
available with both Draw and Report query modes.
Set property alterations,
save the query to execute later, load a query you previously saved,
redraw the screen, or set options.
If you are creating a
element for a display map, not all of the options are available.
- Alter Properties check box
Determines whether the
query executes the property alteration. If this is not selected, property
alterations are ignored when you execute the query.
- Alter Properties button
- Redraw <
Redraw the screen to
clear any previews.
- Zoom Ext <
Display the Zoom Drawing Extents dialog box, where
you select any active drawings in your drawing set. AutoCAD Map 3D then
zooms the screen to the extents of the selected drawings.
Display the Query tab
of the AutoCAD Map Options dialog box,
where you change query options such as whether searches are case sensitive
and whether to preview text as an insertion point.