AutoCAD Map 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Map 3D General Discussion

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Map feature annotation

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07-03-2012 11:14 AM



I have centerline data from SHP file that I can either import or attach to.  Has a few lines of object data with it including a centerline of road name.  Each one unique.  When I attach to the data, I can then "join" with it additional data from a database.  When I select a line and look at the properties, it contains both the original object data AND the additional data from the database.  SO far So good.


When I edit the style and try to add feature labels only part of the labels come in.  I end up with a lot of them with only the letters "text" or just not there.  If I right-click on the line and select "Show Data Table" I can confirm that there is data for that label.  I find nothing in common with the map features that have labels, or don't have labels.  Kind of random.


Question: If I import the SHP file and create object data I need to know if there is a way to "ADD" the rest of my data that is in the database to this object data.  If so then I think I could define a Template and label each piece with the block with attributes.  Is this possible?  OR


Is it possible for me to export to a new SHP file after I have connected to the data (both shp file and database).





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Re: Map feature annotation

07-03-2012 12:27 PM in reply to: KansasCAD

KansasCAD wrote:

Is it possible for me to export to a new SHP file after I have connected to the data (both shp file and database).


Of course, by means of _MAPEXPORT command, paying attention to check all the attributes you wanna export to.

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Re: Map feature annotation

07-05-2012 04:31 PM in reply to: KansasCAD

I assumne you connected the imported shapefile to the other database using the link table options and the _MAPOD2ASE command.  If so, like Antonio said, you can _MAPEXPORT and set your object data to use the linked table information for the new shapefile.  


One potential warning: on my system (Map3D 2010 on Windows 7 64 bit with 16 GB RAM), it takes a very long time to run the mapexport with linked data.  I just ran an export a few days ago with about 40,000 parcels, all with linked data, and it took about 26 hours to complete.

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