In the case of DWG files, the load procedures also specify how you want to load each layer or element. For example, a procedure might specify that you want to load a layer called “Buildings” from a DWG file and store it as a resource called “Building outlines,” or another procedure might load all the layers as a single resource.
Load procedures are displayed in the Site Explorer as resources. You can reuse them, copy them, or modify them. Load procedures are essentially saved scripts for reloading data. You can use load procedures to automate the updating of resources on the server. They capture the location of the source files, the conversion rules, and where to put the resulting data on the server. You can execute these rules (either interactively in Autodesk Infrastructure Studio or through a script) to refresh file-based spatial data on your site. Scripts can be run overnight at regular intervals to keep the data up-to-date.