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May
11

AutoCAD Map Data with Object Data? Don’t Translate – Use FDO and SAFE!

For years I have been struggling to get DWG Data with AutoCAD Map Object Data into MapGuide or AIMS2012. 

MapGuide using Object Data from DWG

Until today!  I have the BETA of FME Desktop with FDO Extension. 

I just pasted this string into the “Value”

SOURCE_FORMAT,AUTOCAD_OD,SOURCE_DATASET,D:\TEMP\SANITARY.dwg,
RUNTIME_MACROS,”OD_READ_MODE,od_mode_entity,QUALIFY_OBJECT_DATA_RECORDS_WITH_TABLE_NAME,
no,OD_TABLE_NAME_SEPARATOR,_,RESOLVE_BLOCKS,yes,USE_BLOCK_HEADER_LAYER,yes,
EXPLODE_MTEXT,yes,READ_AS_2_5D,no,READ_PAPER_SPACE,no,IGNORE_UCS,no,
IGNORE_HIDDEN_LAYERS,yes,APPLY_WORLD_FILE,yes,USE_SEARCH_ENVELOPE,
NO,SEARCH_ENVELOPE_MINX,0,SEARCH_ENVELOPE_MINY,0,SEARCH_ENVELOPE_MAXX,
0,SEARCH_ENVELOPE_MAXY,0,CLIP_TO_ENVELOPE,NO,_MERGE_SCHEMAS,YES”,META_MACROS,
“SourceOD_READ_MODE,od_mode_entity,SourceQUALIFY_OBJECT_DATA_RECORDS_WITH_TABLE_NAME,
no,SourceOD_TABLE_NAME_SEPARATOR,_,SourceRESOLVE_BLOCKS,yes,SourceUSE_BLOCK_HEADER_LAYER,
yes,SourceEXPLODE_MTEXT,yes,SourceREAD_AS_2_5D,no,SourceREAD_PAPER_SPACE,no,SourceIGNORE_UCS,
no,SourceIGNORE_HIDDEN_LAYERS,yes,SourceAPPLY_WORLD_FILE,yes,SourceUSE_SEARCH_ENVELOPE,
NO,SourceSEARCH_ENVELOPE_MINX,0,SourceSEARCH_ENVELOPE_MINY,0,SourceSEARCH_ENVELOPE_MAXX,
0,SourceSEARCH_ENVELOPE_MAXY,0,SourceCLIP_TO_ENVELOPE,NO”,METAFILE,AUTOCAD_OD,COORDSYS,,
IDLIST,

A little long, but don’t worry, just run the C:\Program Files\FME\FMEPCConfig.exe to get this long string.

Tool For Getting FME String for MapGuide

Need Proof?  Check out this layer in Studio pointing directly to a DWG with Object Data in a column called “LINKING_COLUMN”

DWG with Object Data in Studio 2012

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4 Responses to “AutoCAD Map Data with Object Data? Don’t Translate – Use FDO and SAFE!”


  1. 1 Nimrod Cnaan
    May 12, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    You lucky bus..

    How can i get this DWG’s FDO

  2. May 12, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Hi Nimrod!
    Sure, just download the FME Beta from: http://www.safe.com/support/support-resources/fme-downloads/beta/
    Install it on the same computer as AIMS 2012 and it should work just like mine did above.

  3. 3 Nimrod Cnaan
    May 13, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Unbelievable, amazing. Do you think they would open the possibility to view dta from block or ObjectData data?

  4. May 14, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Well, so far just Object Data, but I am looking into Link Template and Block info…


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