Exercise 1: Create a map

When you create a map, you begin by assigning the coordinate system. That way, AutoCAD Map 3D can convert data you add to align properly within the map.

To create the map

  1. If you have not already done so, copy the sample files for the tutorials to a directory on your hard drive.
  2. Start AutoCAD Map 3D.
  3. Click New Drawing. Use the map2d.dwt template.
  4. Assign a coordinate system to the new map.
    • Switch the Task Pane to Map Explorer.
    • Right-click the Current Drawing entry and select Coordinate System.

      Set the coordinate system from Map Explorer.

    • Specify the CA-I coordinate system and click OK.

To continue this tutorial, go to Exercise 2: Add data to your map