I have recently run into a problem when importing objects into Map (_mapimport command). My system info is: Map3D 2010 32 bit with service packs 1 and 2 on Windows XP 32 bit with service pack 3. PC has 4 GB RAM and dual core 2.79 GHz processor.
What I am needing to do is import some data from shapefiles for use in a drawing. However, I only need a limited portion of the files, so I am using the "define window" in the import options to specify the location in the map. However, when I click on OK to run the import, I get a few objects imported then get the error "can't open object for read" (see the screen shot).
I have tried a few things to trouble shoot:
Opened same shape file in ArcMap - no problems
Import entire shapefile into Map3D without any data - no problems
Import entire shapefile into Map3D with data - no problems
Connect to shapefile via FDO - no problems
Import entire shapefile into a different drawing, then query into original drawing in the limited area - no problems
I only encounter this error if I use the mapimport and try to limit the area of the import; either by defining the area or by using the "use display" filter. This error also occurs on only a few shapefiles, but not all of them. I have also tried using recover and audit on the DWG, but they both come up clean. If anyone has any ideas, I would appreciate it.