Spatial Manager™ for AutoCAD - FAQs: Export ("Professional" edition only)

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  • Objective of this section
    • To learn how to define export processes and their parameters and manage coordinate transformations
  • Topics in this section
    • Targets: data sources
    • Export parameters: AutoCAD objects selection, objects report, treat closed Polylines as Polygons
    • Transforming the coordinates: source and target, favorite coordinate systems, searching in the coordinate systems table and transformation parameters

How can I Export AutoCAD Objects as spatial Features into files or databases?

You can Export AutoCAD Objects to spatial Features into files or databases in Spatial Manager™ for AutoCAD by using the SPMEXPORT command, that you will find in the "Spatial Manager" AutoCAD ribbon. This will launch the "Export" wizard of the application, which shares some of the steps with the Import wizard. The command not only Exports the selected objects but saves their XDATA as data tables


While running the "Export" wizard, you can select the Export parameters that match your needs:


  • Export selection:
    • Select all objects: all Objects in the drawing will be Exported
    • Only selected objects: only a selection of Objects will be Exported. You can select these Objects before execute the Export command or by using the Selecting button on this window
    • Select objects in a layer: only the Objects included into an AutoCAD Layer will be Exported. You can select this Layer using the drop-down list on this window
  • Treat closed polylines as polygons: when checked, all closed Polylines in the drawing will be Exported to the target as Polygons features. Most of the time the closed Polylines represent Polygonal elements on the target data format and this conversion can be automatic

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