Friday, January 9, 2009

Data Extraction Command

The export block attributes express tool is great for exporting MAP 3D attributes to excel for editing.  Recently, I discovered a great way to input information into attribute blocks with a pull down table.  This helps ensure that nomenclature is perfect for a database lookup down the road.  Unfortunately, this data is not considered a annotation attribute and is not exported when using the express tool mentioned above.  The command, dataextraction, is a more comprehensive (but not as quick and easy) export command that will let you tailor the output exactly as you want it formatted.  Using the exported information from the dataextraction command, you can copy and paste it to the object data table of pertinent topology.