procedures below apply only to drawing objects.
You can analyze drawing
topologies in the following ways:
|To do this...
||Use this method...
|Calculate the shortest path between two points in a drawing
or determine the optimal route based on values of direction and
a shortest path trace
|Calculate the best route from a starting point in the
drawing to one or more visit points, and back to the starting point.
a best route analysis
|Determine how many links and nodes can be traveled before
the accumulated resistance exceeds the specified maximum resistance.
a flood trace
|Compare two existing topologies and keep only common
geometry, remove common geometry, or combine geometry in a specified
|Create a new topology by combining polygons that share
the same data value in a specified field.
|Identify objects within a specified offset of elements
in node, network, and polygon topologies.
|Retrieve a loaded topology and its associated data from
the current drawing or an attached drawing, or query part of a topology
in a source drawing and work on that part of a topology without
having to retrieve all its objects.
|Save back the temporary information retrieved by a topology
query to the drawings from which it was queried.
a temporary topology