Working Offline

 
 
 

When you work offline, AutoCAD Map 3D caches all your feature data connections.

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This functionality is for geospatial features only. For information about working with shared drawing files, see Overview of Sharing Attached Drawings.

Clear the cache periodically to improve performance. To be sure that you are working with the most current data for a data source, rebuild its cache by refreshing its layer.

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NoteThese procedures are for geospatial features only. For information about working with shared drawing files, see Use these techniques for object locking.

To work offline

  1. Click Feature Edit tabEdit Set panelAutomatic Update.
  2. Check out the features you plan to use.

    For more information, see Checking Out Features.

  3. Click the Online/Offline toggle on the Status Bar.
    NoteAutoCAD Map 3D caches the feature source. This can take some time.

You can still check out and edit features while you are offline. When you return online, AutoCAD Map 3D attempts to lock features that you checked out while you were offline. Non-feature data cannot be checked out, so you cannot edit it unless you are connected to its source.

To return online

To clear the cache

  1. Click Map Setup tabMap panelangle-arrow.

    Optionally, at the Command prompt, enter mapoptions.

  2. In the AutoCAD Map Options dialog box, click the System tab.
  3. Click Clear Cache. Click OK.

To rebuild the cache