Join Gordon Luckett for an in-depth discussion in this video Attaching object data to AutoCAD objects, part of AutoCAD Map 3D Essential Training (2014).
Object data can be part of any feature in your DWG when using AutoCAD Map 3D. With an empty object data table you can then add custom information to all your graphics in the DWG. Let's try this out. First we're going to make sure we're in the right workspace. So, at the bottom of your screen under workspace settings make sure that planning and analysis workspace is checked. Next we're going to zoom into the where we're working. So click the view tab, then click on Suffolk Street West, and you'll see it zoom in.
We're going to draw a new line between the two green circles. So at the command line type, "line." L.I.N.E. Enter. In the bottom green circle click the center and then the upper green circle click the center of that and press enter. There's a brand new line. Next we're going to attach object data to that brand new line. So, we're going to click the create ribbon. We're going to click the attach/detach object data button, and we'll bring up the dialog box. You'll see by default the only table listed is streets.
If we had multiple object data tables you'd see other names in here apart from streets. For the unique ID click on that. Under value enter 4000. That will be our new ID and press enter. For street name enter Suffolk Street W and press enter. You will see unique ID for streets is 4000 and street name is Suffolk Street West or Suffolk Street W. To attach this new data to the line you just drew click attach to objects, select that new line, press enter.
The data is now attached as you can see at the bottom of the screen. Let's look at the properties to see that data. Right click, after selecting the line pick properties, scroll to the bottom of the properties dialog box and you will see under OD, meaning object data, streets, the name of the table. That feature ID 4000 is listed and street, Suffolk Street West, is also listed. As you can see, attaching object data to your DWGs will enhance your information and enrich the amount of data that is available to you in the future.
- Creating object data definitions
- Modifying object data
- Attaching source drawings
- Performing queries
- Adding images
- Styling drawing data
- Importing and exporting GIS data
- Connecting to GIS data
- Styling, editing, and analyzing GIS data
- Merging and splitting GIS data
- Using coordinate systems
- Publishing map books