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Chapter 24. Using External Databases > Setting Up AutoCAD to Work with External...

Setting Up AutoCAD to Work with External Databases

The first step in using external databases with AutoCAD 2002 drawings requires you to define information about the database files you are using. When you define the necessary information, AutoCAD can interface with external databases and link its data to objects in drawings. Defining the information AutoCAD needs to interface with external databases enables you to use the data in database files with your drawings.

After you define the external database information AutoCAD needs, you can access its data from AutoCAD. This is true even if you don’t have the database application that originally created the database files installed on your PC. AutoCAD 2002 is designed to access external database files without using the originating database application. AutoCAD is designed to access data from the following database applications:


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