Specifying How to Import Points
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To specify how to import points

  1. Click Insert tabImport panelMap Import .
  2. In the Import dialog box, review the settings in the Points column.
  3. To change the setting for a layer, click in the Points field for that layer. Do one of the following:
    • To import points as points, click the down arrow and select ACAD_POINT.
    • To import points as mtext, click in the Import dialog box, click Create As Text From Data, and select the data field to use. If an object does not have a value in the selected data field, the point is imported using ACAD_POINT.

      Text uses the text style for the current drawing. To change the text style for the current drawing, click Text Style and select a style.

    • To import points to a specific block, click the down arrow and select the block name.
    • To import points to a block whose name is specified in data stored on the imported objects, click in the Point Mapping dialog box, click Get Block Name From Data, and select the data field to use.

      During import, AutoCAD Map 3D reads the specified data value for each object. If the data value stored on the object specifies a valid block name, the object is imported to that block. If the data value stored on the object specifies a block name that does not exist or if the object does not have a data value attached, the point is imported using ACAD_POINT.

  4. To fill attributes with values from fields in the input file, select Get Attribute Values From Fields. This works with either the Create As Blocks or the Get Block Name From Data option.
    Note This option works only if incoming field names match the block attribute tags. If they do not match, you can map specific incoming fields to specific block attributes using the Object class column.
  5. Click OK to close the Point Mapping dialog box.