I downloaded a MR SID (latest version) from RGIS.edu, our local GIS clearinghouse in New Mexico, to add to a drawing file. After downloading it, I extracted the data to a folder (still under my Downloads folder) and tried to connect it to my drawing via FDO. I got a message saying that there was a problem and it could not connect to the file. I am using Civil 3D with all service packs.
I never had much of a problem in the past connecting to downloaded aerials. I resist inserting this type of image because of the possibe poor coordinate transformation and/or file size bloat.
I found a topic about repaiing broken feature connections in the Help, but I am not certain that it applies in my case.
Do I need to move the folder to my temporary reference file location?
Also, I could not find much information online about this topic. Thank you.
what happens if you try command _MAPIINSERT instead (just to verify if the file is defect or the FDO-connection has an issue ...)
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I will ive it a try-pretty busy today, but will try to find the time.I don't usually have problems with files from this source.
I did a bit more digging and it may be a permissions issue. I can Image-insert the SID to a drawing, just not connect to it via FDO. It seems that the compressed file download is read-only, because my Downloads folder is locked (local office policy). I am going to try downloading it again to the C:\ drive & see if it is still read only. I can take read only off the extracted files, but FDO still fails to load the SID.
I will mess with it some more next week, and maybe do some negotiations with the IT administrator. Thanks for the follow-up.
>> I am going to try downloading it again to the C:\ drive & see if it is still read only.
Just copy it to a temp-folder on C:, then right-click it to see the files properties and disable the read-only flag (if there is one).
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