AutoCAD Map 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Map 3D General Discussion

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Exporting to shape files

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09-24-2012 05:01 AM

I'm extremely new to map 3d 2013 and have a couple questions. I have a number of closed polylines on a map that will represent different areas with specific characteristics. I want each area (polyline) to have a table attached in order to include information about each area. How do I get each polyline to show up as a layer and how do I attach a table to each polyline?

 

Also, I have a number of house symbols over the full extents of the drawing. All the houses are on the same layer. Is it possible to do a query whereby I could ask to see only those houses which fall within one or more particular polyline areas? Could I, as well, do a query to have the number of houses within a certain polyline(s) shown?

 

Thanks in advance

 

Wil

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Re: Exporting to shape files

09-24-2012 06:00 AM in reply to: DrWileFTracer

I'm extremely new to map 3d 2013 and have a couple questions. I have a number of closed polylines on a map that will represent different areas with specific characteristics. I want each area (polyline) to have a table attached in order to include information about each area. How do I get each polyline to show up as a layer and how do I attach a table to each polyline?

 

do you want a label formated as a table for each pl? you can query each pl and save the result as a layer file and add those files back into the map. Perhaps you could sketch what you want to have as the appearance of  the pl>

 

Also, I have a number of house symbols over the full extents of the drawing. All the houses are on the same layer. Is it possible to do a query whereby I could ask to see only those houses which fall within one or more particular polyline areas? Could I, as well, do a query to have the number of houses within a certain polyline(s) shown?

 

display manager, right click, select the query option and query by an existing pl, or area, fence, etc. again you can save the query;  option button in lower area of query editor and the result as a .layer file

 

Dave

 

 

 

 

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Re: Exporting to shape files

09-24-2012 11:52 PM in reply to: DrWileFTracer

DrWileFTracer wrote:

how do I attach a table to each polyline? 


There's 2 ways: manual and automatic.

1] the manual one involves the commands _ADEDEFDATA and _ADEATTACHDATA, but you'd use only if you have few objects

2] the automatic one requires an unique ID drawn inside the closed polylines (i.e. a simple Dtext like 001,002,003,...) and an external database (e.g. in Excel or Access format) with records numbered identically 001,002,003...

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