Spatial Manager™ for AutoCAD - FAQs: Spatial files

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Introduction

  • Objective of this section
    • To access spatial information from files with single or multiple content
  • Topics in this section
    • File access method: "SpatialManager" palette (direct from or through UDS - "Standard" and "Professional" editions only)
    • Multiple content files: files including internal folders and those files including multiple internal schemas and tables


How can I access to a data table inside a spatial file?

In Spatial Manager™ for AutoCAD you can access to a data table from a spatial file using the right-click menu over the file item itself, over a table from the file or over any UDS ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only) that refers the file, in the "SpatialManager" palette, to import its content into a new or the current AutoCAD drawing. You can also double-click over the file item itself, over a table from the file or over any UDS ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only) that refers the file, in the "SpatialManager" palette, to access and import its content into a new or the current AutoCAD drawing (this behaviour may be configured through the tab "Spatial Manager" in the "Options" window of AutoCAD or by running the SPMOPTIONS command)


Import a file into AutoCAD


Import a table in a file into AutoCAD


Import a table from a User Data Source (UDS) into AutoCAD


Configure the double-click option


To perform the import process of the data table, see: Import


How can I open directly the folder containing a file?

To open a file location in Spatial Manager™ for AutoCAD, use the right-click menu over the file item in the "SpatialManager" palette


Open the file location in Windows Explorer


How can I recognize each different type of file and its Properties?

To recognize each different type of file, you will see the different icons used for each data Provider in the "Data sources" area of the "SpatialManager" palette in Spatial Manager™ for AutoCAD. In addition, when you select any file you will see its Properties in the "Properties" area of the "SpatialManager" palette


Different types of files in the application palette


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