Adjusting the style definitions of a point object

To represent a point object with a defined symbol, the corresponding block must be assigned to this object in the style definition. This means that, in the first step, the corresponding blocks must be defined for display in AutoCAD Map 3D. The block is then assigned to the object via style editing. All other settings, such as color, size, etc., can also be edited there.

Defining the display of an object using the example of a “manhole”

Select the layer (in this case, “manhole”) in the display management and open the “Edit style” option by right-clicking.

This will open the “Style point” dialog


Size context

This is where you make the settings for the size context and the unit.

Symbol and style

Previously defined symbols are displayed. You can use the “Add symbol” button to

select further symbols. 

This is where symbols are assigned and specific settings for the symbol display can be defined.


The preview of the icon to check the display.


Proceed as follows to assign a block to a point object:

  • Under “Select symbol”, open the drop-down list and select “Load...”


  • Another dialog—“Select symbol in the repository”—opens
  • Click on mceclip2.png and open the “dwg” in which the blocks for the display have been defined


  • Select the appropriate block by clicking
  • Then click on “Load”


The symbol has been added. 


Close the dialog by clicking the mceclip6.png button. 

Also add this block definition to the rest of the rules and make a distinction between the rules by specifying different sizes and color settings.


Do not forget to save the display model after making changes so that your settings are kept after rebuilding the image.