Launch Bentley Geospatial Administrator
From the Graphical Sources node, right click Esri File Geodatabase Connection and select Add > New
In the Build Connection dialog enter a Connection Name, Description and specify the path to the GDB file.
Expand the newly created named connection, right click and select Register Features.
Select the features to register and click Next.
For simplicity, accept all of the default settings on each page of the wizard.
When done, all valid features in the file geodatabase are added to the Features node of the project. Note that the feature definitions include properties and is noted as a Registered feature.
At this point, you can proceed as you would with locally defined features.
- Insert placement metadata
- Define and assign Criteria
- Update symbology settings
- Define and assign categories
- Update Command Manager
- Add a User workspace
- Save schema
- Export workspace metadata
Tip: To automatically connect to the named graphical source pointing to the file geodatabase, add the following configuration variable to the Macros node of the User workspace: MS_GEOINITCMD = GDI CONNECT GRAPHICALSOURCE
The Map Interoperability dialog will show an active connection to the named graphical source.
Use the Query button to extract the features from the graphical source.
Once queried, existing features can be modified and posted back to file geodatabase. Likewise, new features can be placed and added to the file geodatabase.
In both cases, simply make your changes and select the Post Changes tool from the Spatial Tools pane of the Map Interoperability dialog. Modified and new features will be posted back to the file geodatabase and the Message Center will return a Post Complete message.
You can verify that the changes were successfully posted by using the Erase Cached Features tool to remove the queried features from the design. Then use the Query tool to re-query the features.
Create a new schema