AutoCAD Map 3D General Discussion

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*Graham, Rick
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Invalid Data or no Data found when there IS data!

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11-25-2002 02:10 AM
Hi all,

I'm trying to import in some ESRI .shp files. I go to Map/Tools/Import. My
directory where the files are found is: d:\shareddata\tempstuff. In there
are probably 8-10 .shp files. I get the above message when trying to import.

HOWEVER, when I move the .shp file I want to D:\ it works just fine with no
errors? Is there a directory nesting problem with AutoCAD? I use LDD3 here,
which uses Map as its base, so that is why I posted here.

Rick
*Nealey, David
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Re: Invalid Data or no Data found when there IS data!

12-03-2002 11:43 AM in reply to: *Graham, Rick
Rick,
Here is what the Help file says about importing shapefiles.

a.. "For folder-based formats, do you want to import all the files in the
folder? For some folder-based formats, such as ShapeFiles, Autodesk Map
processes all files in the selected folder during import, even if you do not
import the associated layer. To speed up processing, move just the files you
want to import to a new folder before you begin the import operation. "

My guess is that you have one or more bad shapefiles in your temp folder and
Map is having a problem with it/them. So when you move the shapefile of
interest to the root of the D: drive you are moving out of the environment
in which the problem is occurring.

The error message may also be misworded.

Just a thought.

David N.


"Rick Graham" wrote in message
news:B346D6CEF531A430BCDA91EED9738D9A@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Hi all,
>
> I'm trying to import in some ESRI .shp files. I go to Map/Tools/Import. My
> directory where the files are found is: d:\shareddata\tempstuff. In there
> are probably 8-10 .shp files. I get the above message when trying to
import.
>
> HOWEVER, when I move the .shp file I want to D:\ it works just fine with
no
> errors? Is there a directory nesting problem with AutoCAD? I use LDD3
here,
> which uses Map as its base, so that is why I posted here.
>
> Rick
>
>

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