Draping Map Data Over 3D Surfaces
Concept Procedure Quick Reference

To drape 2D map data over a surface in your map, switch to a 3D view. AutoCAD Map 3D automatically drapes 2D map data and displays everything in 3D, creating a texture map.

For example, if you have a map with 2D raster satellite images, a 2D parcel layer, and a 3D Digital Elevation Model (DEM), you can switch to 3D to drape the satellite images and parcels over the DEM.

2D parcels and roads draped over a 3D DEM surface

NoteYou cannot edit 2D data while it is draped in a 3D view. Switch back to 2D.

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