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How to use Autotrace to save a polygon to a new layer without editing the original table

Product affected: MapInfo Pro™
How to use Autotrace to save a polygon to a new layer without editing the original table
  1. Open Master file that will not be edited.
  2. Click on the Cosmetic layer in layer control or the Explorer window in 64bit and make that layer editable. Make sure that the master tab file is Not editable.
  3. Turn ON the SNAP feature by selecting the "S" key on the keyboard and autotrace by selecting the "T" key on the keyboard in MapInfo Pro.
  4. Trace the required Polygon.
  5. Go to Map>Save cosmetic objects or the Map tab>Cosmetic>save cosmetic objects in 64bit.
  6. Save the objects to a NEW layer. Provide a name for the table and save it to a folder location desired.
UPDATED:  September 11, 2017