This might be a long shot, but do you have the Civil Object Enabler installed on the Vanilla AutoCAD workstation? Here's a link to the AutoCAD 2013 Civil Object Enabler.:
According to the help file, the Civil OE enables:
Support for display of certain types of civil objects in the AutoCAD Object Properties Palette.
If you choose the "Delete Object Data" option, the existing OD definitions remain: they are not purged.
We don't purge the definitions on purpose. A user may wish to only transfer/purge on certain objects while leaving others intact. If we purge the definitions it purges the data on all objects. So it's not a bug.
Moreover, when you open back a drawing containing XDATA, commands like _MAPQUERY or _MAPEXPORT are not able to handle the extended data (it's not up to you, sir).
The key part of that statement is "it's not up to you".
If you could add a switch to convert XDATA to classic OD, it would be perfect.
Sorry be we have no interest in converting to a format that can only be used in Map/C3D.
Did I not import the data correctly still?
You did it right but nothing other than Map/C3D can read it !
I hate having to keep interrupting our Civil guy to use his installation...
Consider the extremely low cost MapWorks Base to import ShapeFiles (and many other formats) directly into AutoCAD. It imports the DBF as EED and does a lot of what Map does inside plain AutoCAD.
I also hate when Autodesk products can't talk to each other....
As in Map can't even query AEC objects? Given the lack of compatibiliy you would think they were created by different developers.
Just attempted a query. There has got to be a better way. The data I want to bring into vanilla autocad is a map of a gas main distribution network. The object data is in the form of pipe material,schedule,diameter, valve types, buildings etc...
The query seemed to require individually bringing each of the 20 objects with 15-20 data headers in each object. Shift select did not function. I want all the GD data, all at once, with having to spend half the day clicking from one item to the next. Do I need to go to college to learn how to move a piece of embedded text from one Adesk product to another?
Back in 2006 this whole operation was covered with a simple mapimport, saveas, then open and edit with Vanila..
The company has only done this form of work twice in the 5+ years I've been here; it does not warrant special software for a single conversion, especially when we've paid a kajillion for C3D. Even though that doesn't appear to have an easy method for delivering this data to the base product...
>> Back in 2006 this whole operation was covered with a simple mapimport, saveas, then open and edit with Vanila..
What you have been able to do with 2006 you can do it the same way currently as there is no functionality removed.
>> The object data is in the form of pipe material,schedule,diameter, valve types, buildings etc...
>> Do I need to go to college to learn how to move a piece of embedded text from one Adesk product to another?
It's not ONE piece of text, as you have "material", "diameter", "valve type", ... so that is one of the differences between GIS and CAD. GIS can handle attributive data attached to geometry, CAD can not (except of blocks including attribtues).
So it's not "from one Autodesk product to another", it's more "from GIS to CAD". But again, if you were able to do that with 2006 then go the same way.
- alfred -
The dbConnect tool should work for you. What you'll need to do is convert the object data in your drawing to an external data table that is linked to the objects in your drawing. To do this you'll need to run the command MAPOD2ASE.
The instructions for this are in this help link: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?si
Once you have created the linked table, save your drawing and then open it in plain Autocad. Then use dbConnect to open the linked data table and you should be able to view the records when you select the linked objects in the drawing.
You'll also need to learn about setting up data sources (configuring links to external data tables) to get this working so there is a bit of a learning curne involved.
I'm sorry I can't take the time to walk you through this but hopefully this will get you on the right track.
What is your end goal here? To have a .dwg file in which the Object Data are represented as attributes? Post your drawing file with object data and I'll see what I can do.