Spatial Manager™ for AutoCAD - FAQs: Spatial files

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**File access method: Spatial Manager panel (direct from or through UDS)
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**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
 
**Multiple content files: files including internal folders and those files including multiple internal schemas and tables
  
  
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''Note: Some components in the images on this page (providers, names, windows look, etc.) may be slightly different from those that will appear on your computer''
  
===How can I access a data table from 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 in the "Spatial Manager" panel to import its content (all the file or a table from the file) into a new or the current AutoCAD drawing. You can also double-click over the file (or a table from the file) to access and import it into a new or the current AutoCAD drawing (this behaviour may be configured through the tab "Spatial Manager" in the "Options" window of AutoCAD)
 
  
  
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===How can I access to a data table inside a spatial file?===
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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)
  
  
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[[Image:Files-1AC.png|border|Import a file into AutoCAD]]
  
  
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[[Image:Files-2AC.png|border|Import a table in a file into AutoCAD]]
  
  
To import the data table: [[Spatial Manager™ 2014 for AutoCAD - FAQs: Import | Import]]
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[[Image:Files-5AC.png|border|Import a table from a User Data Source (UDS) into AutoCAD]]
  
  
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[[Image:Options_Spatial_Manager_for_AutoCAD3.png‎|border|Configure the double-click option]]
  
===How can I open directly the folder containing a file in Spatial Manager™ for AutoCAD?===
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To open a file location, use the right-click menu over the file item in the "Spatial Manager" panel
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To perform the import process of the data table, see: [[Spatial Manager™ for AutoCAD - FAQs: Import | Import]]
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===How can I open directly the folder containing a file?===
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To open a file location in Spatial Manager™ for AutoCAD, use the right-click menu over the file item in the "SpatialManager" palette
 
   
 
   
  
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[[Image:Files-4AC.png|border|Open the file location in Windows Explorer]]
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===How can I recognize each different type of file and its Properties?===
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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
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[[Image:Files-6AC.png|border|Different types of files in the application palette]]
  
  
  
 
==Related links==
 
==Related links==
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*[[Spatial Manager™ for AutoCAD - FAQs: Data sources|See "Data sources" also]]
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*[[Spatial Manager™ for AutoCAD#FAQs|Go to FAQS]]

Latest revision as of 11:33, 8 October 2019

Contents

[edit] 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


Note: Some components in the images on this page (providers, names, windows look, etc.) may be slightly different from those that will appear on your computer


[edit] 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


[edit] 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


[edit] 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


[edit] Related links


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