AutoCAD Map 3D Developer

Posts: 16
Registered: ‎12-19-2011
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-mapexport losing my selection "0 object(s) of 0 selected, exported in 0 sec(s)

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05-15-2012 07:47 AM

Hi, when I select some polygons and try to use -mapexport from the command line manually and programmatically it gives me "0 object(s) of 0 selected, exported in 0 sec(s).".

This is what I try to run programmatically (and the same thing from the command line)


docum.SendCommand("-mapexport" + vbCr + "shp" + vbCr + inFile + vbCr)

If isOverW Then
docum.SendCommand("O" + vbCr)
End If
docum.SendCommand("Y" + vbCr + "X:\Legends\Test.epf"+ ".epf" + vbCr + "S" + vbCr)
docum.SendCommand("P" + vbCr + "M" + vbCr + "last" + vbCr + vbCr + "*" + vbCr + "*" + vbCr + "N" + vbCr)
docum.SendCommand("P" + vbCr)

It is not an issue with my profile because I can use it with Map->Tools->Export->Shape. It seems like when I try to run the command the selections are lost and I'm not sure why.

I also get a problem when I try to select polygons and then go to Map->Tools->Export->Shape where they are lost there as well. However, if I select them again, import the same profile I am trying to use above and run it, it exports to a shape file correctly.

I have AutoCAD Map3D 2011 set to allow selections before command and it works for other commands

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

ADN Support Specialist
Posts: 543
Registered: ‎06-09-2009
Message 2 of 2 (259 Views)

Re: -mapexport losing my selection "0 object(s) of 0 selected, exported in

05-15-2012 10:47 PM in reply to: pwned555


Did you try using UI tools and check if that works fine for your data?

I would suggest you to try the command line options and see the parameters it accepts and then use the same parameters in your code.


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