AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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Defining Object Data to a poly line and Polygon

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11-24-2013 09:43 PM

Hi Guys


Is there a way to define object data to a polygon or a poly line in C3d? I imported a shape file and saw that in the properties dialog box the object data of the polygons is displayed. I would like to define create new polygons and define certain atrributes to it before exporting it as a shape file. This would would eliminate the need to use a GIS program to define the attributes of the polygons. 


Im using PCSWMM and would like to define certain atributes to polygons and polylines in C3D before i import it in to PCSWMM.


Thanks in advance

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Re: Defining Object Data to a poly line and Polygon

11-24-2013 09:47 PM in reply to: Nico_Strydom

Yes. The data you see when importing a .shp file is called Object Data and can be added to AutoCAD objects via Map 3D (which Civil 3D is built upon). If you don't get a decent answer here on how to do this I would recommend asking in the Map 3D group as they will probably have more users that are familiar with those tools.

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Re: Defining Object Data to a poly line and Polygon

11-25-2013 12:03 AM in reply to: Nico_Strydom

After creating an object data table you can use ADEATTACHDATA command to attach the OD table to the objects


To create a Table

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To attach a table to object

see this image



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