View Full Version : Data Connect FDO is not working
2009-12-18, 04:36 PM
FDO connect is not working. I am trying to connect to some parcels (shp files. It tells me it is connected, but nothing shows up. I have connect to it on a different comeputer with no problems. Is there a setting Im missing?
2009-12-19, 12:47 PM
Nothing shows as in the editor window of AutoCAD, or in the add to map of the data connect, or nothing listed in the display manager? Is this in a new dwg with no coordinates assigned or an existing dwg? Can you view the data table and see any of the feature's attributtes? Try deleting the .idx file in the folder with the shp,shx, & dbf files.
2009-12-21, 04:44 PM
I had to reinstall Autocad. Thanks for the help though.
2010-01-12, 08:53 PM
What is an .idx file?
2010-01-13, 11:39 AM
Just an index file created by map3d when you work with shp files.
2010-02-26, 03:18 PM
Its really weird. I can start a new drawing and for some reason sometimes, we I click add to drawing, it unselects the file I need and will not add it to the map. I can go to another computer and it will work. then go back to my computer and it will be there.
2010-02-27, 12:56 PM
With 2010 it does remove the check mark when you click add to map but it still adds that feature layer to the map. I suspect what is happening on your computer is it is taking longer to display the features and when you walk away for a while then come back it had enough time to connect to the features and display them in the map.
2010-03-02, 06:18 PM
I am having the same issue today, but everything was working fine yesterday. I can read the schema data of the geodatabases or shp files, but when I select one and click the Add to Map button the layer information doesn't get added to the drawing and the selection gets unchecked. I think it may have something to do with the service pack that we just installed, but I'm submitting a support ticket to be sure.
-UPDATE: With the help of Autodesk I was able to confirm that my user account had somehow corrupted the AutoCAD Map settings specifict to my account as other users of the computer had no issues. After backing up the registry and current Map settings, I deleted a registry key which caused Map to re-install if you will to my account fixing the issues. Then I just had to import my profile and any custom CUI I had before to get back to normal.
2010-03-09, 10:06 PM
K- it is still not working. I have tried to delete the idx. but it does not work. And since I can change computers and get it work, there is something else up. Its so inconsistant... This is really bad.
2010-03-09, 10:53 PM
When I was having this issue the first thing Autodesk recommended was to clear the application's cache for FDO data. Here were the steps:
1.Open any drawing.
2.Type MAPOPTIONS and press Enter.
3.In the Map Options dialog, click the System tab.
4.Click Clear Cache.
5.Select "Log-file active," and select "Level 2: Error, warning and diagnostic messages." (These tasks will be helpful for additional troubleshooting later on, if it becomes necessary.)
7.Close and restart AutoCAD Map 3D 2010.
8.Try to reproduce the issue.
2010-03-10, 12:34 PM
I'm having the same issue. Clearing the map cache and deleting the user profile is only a temprary fix, this problem keeps coming back, over and over.
A complete removal and reinstall worked for a couple days, then the problem returned.
This is really frustrating.
2010-03-11, 02:34 PM
Same issue. I set everything back up. But when I click "Add to Map" it unchecks the file I am trying to connect to.
2010-03-11, 02:53 PM
It's normal for the check box to be unchecked after you click Add to Map. However it should be there when you go back to that connection.
What type of data are you connecting to and where did that data come from? If it works at one workstation and not at another then I would suspect the data providers are corrupt or a conflict with some other applications installed.
2010-03-24, 04:50 PM
I've got this same issue trying to connect to shp & raster data from local planning & state agencies. The data work fine in GIS applications and on other C3D installations here @ the office. The 8 step process above did not solve the issue.
2010-03-26, 10:48 PM
If you are on subscription I would recommend putting in a support request. I had to backup the registry, the application data folder specific to my profile and then modify the registry to get Map to do the second install again which resolved my issue.
I have experienced the issue once more since my initial fix from Autodesk and was able to reuse the steps they provided to get back up and running. I'm currently trying to see if there is some step I'm doing that is causing the Map data in my windows profile to corrupt.
2010-03-31, 07:52 PM
Im using shp files and images from the county.
2010-04-02, 05:28 PM
Any one else have any ideas????
2010-04-02, 05:59 PM
If other users in your office can use it with out any issues then I would make sure your setup and workstation meets the requirements to include the video drivers, driver versions included. Run 3dconfig and print out the tuning log on your workstation and one or two of the others. If every thing is identical then I would do a clean uninstall and reinstall. If it still is an issue then I would try a new windows users account on your workstation.
2010-04-05, 02:22 PM
I will try that. One of the other employees have the same problem. I have not tried to have someone else log on though. Ill try it. I have reinstalled it before and it worked for a while, then quit. Thanks. Ill get back to you.
2010-04-06, 12:01 PM
If it worked OK after a reinstall then it doesn't work a few days later it is not a problem with AutoCAD MAP3D. Either you have something else on the workstation that is interfering or network issues. What antivirus programs are you using and what other applications are you using?
2010-04-26, 08:14 PM
I never got it to work, so I loaded Civil 3D 2011, Hope it continues to work.
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