Use this dialog box to
specify options and settings for imported files.
In the table, you can
specify properties for each input layer (sometimes called a schema,
level, or file).
To import an input layer,
select its check box. To change other settings for an input layer,
click in the field to change. Click the down arrow to choose from
a list of choices, or click for
To sort on a specific
column, right-click the column heading. Click Sort Ascending or Sort
To copy the contents
of a field, right-click in the field. Click Copy.
Right-click in the target field. Click one of the Paste options.
To copy the contents of a field to all other layers, right-click
in the field. Click one of the Paste To All Layers options.
When pasting into Object Class fields, the object
class name and data mappings are pasted separately, and if data
mapping conflicts are detected, the pasted data mappings options
will not be available.
- Current Drawing Coordinate System
Displays the global coordinate
system for the current drawing. To change this coordinate system,
or to assign a coordinate system, click .
- Driver Options
Options is available, click it to specify additional
options. Some formats do not have driver options. For more information
about the options for a format, see Supported Import Formats.
you import from DGN Version 8, there may be more than one model
in the drawing. If so, you will see input layers reflecting each
one. Each model corresponds roughly to a model space in AutoCAD Map 3D (for
example, Layout 1 or Layout 2). The input layers are named using
the syntax ModelName_LevelNumber, ModelName_LevelName, or ModelName_GeometryType,
depending on the settings you choose in Driver Options.
Set driver options before
you modify the table. Changing driver options may reset settings
in the table.
Specify the area to import
Place no area limit on
the incoming file and import the entire incoming file.
- Current Display
Limit the import to the
area shown in the current drawing window.
- Define Window
Limit the import to a
rectangular area you define in the drawing. Click . Drag
your cursor from right to left to define the area. Objects that
cross or are enclosed by the rectangular window are imported.
- AutoCAD Map 3D does not display a preview
of the incoming data.
- If the coordinate system assigned to
the current drawing differs from the coordinate system specified
in the Input Coordinate System column, AutoCAD Map 3D will perform
a reverse transformation to determine the correct coordinate space
(area) for the incoming data.
Import Properties Table
- Input Layer
Select the check box
for an input layer name to import objects from that layer. All layers
for the selected file or folder are listed.
- Drawing Layer
Specify the target layer
in the current drawing for the incoming objects. Click the down
arrow to select an existing layer. Click to select an existing layer,
create a new one, or use a layer stored in a data field.
- Object Class
Specify the name of the
object class to use for the incoming data. For example, objects
on an incoming Shapefile input layer can be classified and included
in the "LAND USE" object class in Map.
Click the down-arrow
to select from a valid object class. Click to map the incoming data attributes
to the object class definition. If you don't map the attributes, AutoCAD Map 3D populates
the object class with the default object class values.
This column is available only if you have object classes defined
in your map. For more information about setting up object classes,
see Setting Up Object Classification
- Input Coordinate System
Click to specify the coordinate
system of the incoming layer. Objects will be converted from the
input coordinate system to the coordinate system assigned to the
This column is available only if the current drawing has an assigned
coordinate system. To assign a coordinate system to the current
under Current Drawing Coordinate System
Click to specify a name for the
object data table or link template to use for incoming data. Select the
incoming fields to include in the object data table.
Data is imported only
if it is associated with an imported object. If no imported objects
are associated with the incoming data, the table is not created.
Select ACAD_POINT or
a block name from the list to use for point objects. To create text
or get block names from incoming data, click and select the data field.
- Saved Profiles
To save your settings
as a profile, click Save. To use settings that
you've previously saved, click Load. You
can use your saved setting to help automate scripts.
Settings saved with the MAPIMPORT command in version 4.0 or earlier
of AutoCAD Map 3D cannot be loaded in this dialog box.
- Import Polygons As Closed Polylines
If this option is not
selected, polygons are imported as polygon objects. Importing polygons
as closed polylines is useful if you plan to use the polygons in
a polygon topology. To change the default state of this option,
use the MAPUSEMPOLYGON command.
- Use Class Defaults For Out Of Range Values
Use object class default
values for incoming data values that are not within the specified
object class range. This ensures that the incoming data will be
accurately classified, but may require AutoCAD Map 3D to modify some
of the incoming data values.