How do I go about connecting to an ArcSDE database? I know how to do it in Map (C3D) by copying the 3 DLL files, but I can't find anything about how to do this in InfraWorks. I copied the 3 DLLs to the InfraWorks install folder, but that doesn't seem to do much. The help files are useless as it doesn't mention anything specifically about the generic imports. I see this dialog box, which has no input for server address, username, password, or datastore.
I don't know what to use for the connection string. I tried using just the IP address of the ArcSDE server, but that didn't work. I also tried using the IP address with the port number and that didn't work either. Any help would be great.
we just found a bug in Infraworks which refers to the wrong FDO version. So this might help:
With infraworks 2014 R4 ArcSDE fdo version 3.7 is installed, which does not work to connect to ArcSDE 10
Connect to ArcSDE to get data from Gis directly
Copy 3 Esri components dlls into pe.dll, sde.dll and sg.dll C:\Program Files\Autodesk\InfraWorks 2014 R4
Copy 3 ArcSDE FDO dlls from AutoCAD map to Infraworks
Copy from here C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D 2014\bin\FDO
Paste here C:\Program Files\Autodesk\InfraWorks 2014 R4 (make backup of existing dlls)
Change providers.xml file
<DisplayName>OSGeo FDO Provider for ArcSDE </DisplayName>
<Description>Read/write access to an ESRI ArcSDE-based data store, using Oracle and SQL Server. </Description>
· server=10.20.0.79; instance=5151; datastore=sde; username=qrgis; password=***
Hope this helps...