Create Map Book/Edit Map Book dialog box
 
 
 

Use this dialog box to specify the data to use to create or edit a map book.

To create a map book

To edit map book settings

On the Map Book tab of the Task Pane, click New Map Book.

Expand a node in the left pane of the dialog box to specify the necessary information on the right

Source node

Create a map book from a display or model space. If your map contains drawing objects, select Model Space to include all the objects, or Map Display to include only objects you added in Display Manager.

  • If you select Map Display, enter a name for the map book, select the display map to use, and select a defined scale.
  • If you select Model Space, enter a name for the map book.
Sheet Template node

Click Settings to select a template file and layout to use. Indicate whether to include a title block and adjacent sheet links. (You can include these only if you defined placeholders for them.) By default, the scale factor is 1, meaning a scale ratio of 1:1.

If you include a title block, specify its name. If it isn’t in the list, click to find it. If you include adjacent sheet links, specify the name of the file that represents the adjacent sheet.

Tiling Scheme node

Select how to specify the area to publish.

  • Click By Area to calculate the number of tiles based on the map scale and the size of the main viewport in the layout template. Select a layer for the grid that forms the tile in your map book. If you defined a grid layer, choose it in the list. Otherwise, enter a name for a new layer to contain the grid. Click Select Area To Tile and draw a rectangle for the area to include in the map book. Enter the percentage to overlap between tiles, and specify whether to skip tiles with no contents.
  • Click By Number to calculate the number of tiles based on the map scale, the size of the main viewport in the layout template, and the specified number of rows and columns. Specify the upper left corner and how many columns and rows to create. Enter the percentage to overlap between tiles, and specify whether to skip tiles with no contents. Preview the map book to see how much of the map is included when you use this tiling scheme.
  • Click Custom to generate the tiles from the closed polylines you select. Click Select Tiles and define the tiles. If you have already defined the tiles in a separate layer, you can use the layer manager to turn off other layers and window-select the tiles on your grid layer. Enter the percentage to overlap between tiles, and specify whether to skip tiles with no contents.
Naming Scheme node

Select how to name the tiles.

  • Click Columns And Rows to name each tile with a column indicator and a row indicator, for example, A1.
  • Click Grid Sequential to number the first tile with a digit and augment each subsequent tile number by the increment you enter. Specify the order to go in and the increment between tile numbers.
  • Click Sequential for custom tiling schemes. This option numbers only the tiles you specified in your custom tiling scheme. Specify the order to go in and the increment between tile numbers.
  • Click Data Driven to choose an expression for your naming scheme based on data in the map.
Key node

If you defined a keyview viewport, optionally specify what to display in it. If you select Linked Drawing or External Reference, specify the drawing or file to display in this viewport. If you select Layers, specify which layers will appear in the keyview thumbnail. To use a new grid layer you created under Tiling Scheme, click the layer icon at the top of the dialog box and type that name in the list.

If you specify Layers, choose a small subset of layers that help the viewer identify a specific area of the map. Too many layers will result in a crowded and hard-to-read thumbnail.

Legend node

Optionally specify the source for a legend. If you created a display legend in Display Manager, select Map Display. To use an area of your map as a legend, select User Defined and click Select Modelspace Bounds to select that area.

Sheet Set node

Create a new sheet set for this map book or make it a subset of an existing sheet set.

Map book sheet sets are based on AutoCAD sheet sets. For more information about AutoCAD sheet sets, type “create and manage a sheet set” on the Search tab of the help.