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