I'm trying to translate an AutoCAD 2013 Drawing into MapInfo format. I want to retain the 'Object type:' Geometry properties for each line but only get the default line geometry properties. Does anyone know how to link the 'Object type:' Geometry properties to the lines for translation? The drawing author called them 'civil 3d pipe network objects'.
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>> I'm trying to translate an AutoCAD 2013 Drawing into MapInfo format.
>> I want to retain the 'Object type:' Geometry properties
If you have plain AutoCAD (no Map3D) then the only chance I see (without 3rd party application) is to save the drawing as DXF and hope that MapInfo can import it.
If you have Map3D you can start the command _MAPEXPORT to export your geometry to one or more SHP-files, there you have the option to define what properties you want to export with the geometry (second tab in the dialog ==> select attributes).
>> The drawing author called them 'civil 3d pipe network objects'.
Now it get's thrilling
If there are Civil3D-objects in the drawing and you want to export them you need Civil3D as the _MAPEXPORT command does not recognize Civil3D pipes. If you have Civil3D you can use command _AECCEXPORTTOSDF to get Civil3D objects exported as SDF and then convert SDF to SHP (the simpliest way to do this is to create a new drawing, use _MAPIMPORT to import the SDF and then _MAPEXPORT to export them to shape ... don't forget to select the attribute-data in both functions).
[EDIT] Sorry, I forgot that _MAPEXPORT can export to MapInfo's filetypes directly, so no need to go via SHP-format [/EDIT]
Good luck, - alfred -