Overview of Setting Up AutoCAD Map 3D
Concept Procedure
 
 
 

The following table summarizes your customization options.

To do this... Use this method... To get this result...
Assign a coordinate system. Click Map Setup tabCoordinate System panelAssign. At the Command prompt, enter ADESETCRDSYS. Specify the coordinate system used for attached drawings and for the current drawing.

See Assigning Coordinate Systems

Attach drawings. Drag the drawing file from Windows Explorer to the Map Explorer tab of the Task Pane. Work with objects from other drawings by attaching those drawings to the current map and querying in the objects.

See Overview of Attaching Drawings

Modify the settings for attached drawings. At the Command prompt, enter adedrawings. Specify how attached drawings work with the current drawing and view information about attached drawings.

See Modifying Attached Drawing Settings.

Set up queries.
  1. To save the current query, click Home tabData panelDefine Query. To save the current query, at the Command prompt, enter adequery.
  2. To run a saved query, click Create tabObject Query panelRun. To run a saved query, at the Command prompt, enter aderunquery.
Save and reuse queries in a library.

See Overview of Using the Query Library.

Define annotation templates. Click Annotate tabMap Annotation panelDefine Template. At the Command prompt, enter mapanntemplate. Define the information to display in an annotation and the layout of that information. Then you can insert instances of the annotation into your drawing.

See Defining Annotation Templates

Set up object data. Click Map Setup tabAttribute Data panelDefine Object Data. At the Command prompt, enter adedefdata. Create tables with fields for text and numerical information. Attach records from the table to objects.

See Creating an Object Data Table.

Set up data sources for drawings. Drag the database file from Windows Explorer to the Map Explorer tab of the Task Pane. Attach a database to your map and link records from that table to objects in your map.

See Attaching a Data Source.