The template contains
a viewport called a key map. The key map view displays
the same content for every tile in
the map book. Often, a key view contains
the entire mapped area, to provide context for the smaller area represented
by the tile.
You can link the key
map viewport to any external drawing. In this exercise, you save
a copy of the current drawing to use as a key map view.
The template also contains
a viewport called Legend. You can link this viewport to an external
drawing you use as a legend,
or (if your map contains a legend), to the internal legend. In this
exercise, you generate a legend for the map to display in the Legend
- Open the map you created in Lesson 1: Prepare the Map.
For example, if you named
the map from lesson 1 MyMap.dwg,
open that file.
- Create a copy of the map to use as a
key map view. Click Save
As AutoCAD Drawing.
Save the map with a similar
name to the original one. For example, if the original map is MyMap.dwg, save this version as MyMapKeyView.dwg.
- Close the map file and reopen the original
You will use MyMapKeyView.dwg in the next exercise,
when you link it to the Key Map viewport.
- Generate a legend that you can link to
the Legend viewport.
To continue this tutorial,
go to Exercise 2: Specify the map book settings.