Exercise 1: Prepare your sample data

When you installed AutoCAD Map 3D, the tutorial sample data was installed on your computer in the \Program Files\AutoCAD Map 3D 2010\Help\Map 3D Tutorials folder. You need that sample data to use the tutorials.

Copy the Map 3D Tutorials folder to My Documents. That way, if you change the sample files, the original versions remain unchanged and can be used again and again.

To make a copy of the sample data

  1. In Windows Explorer, navigate to the\Program Files\AutoCAD Map 3D 2010\Help folder.
  2. Right-click the Map 3D Tutorials folder and click Copy.
  3. Navigate to your My Documents folder.
    NoteThe location of My Documents varies, depending on your operating system. For Microsoft Windows XP, it is usually C:\MyDocuments. For Microsoft Vista, it might be C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Map 3D Tutorials.
  4. Paste the Map 3D Tutorials folder into My Documents.

    A new folder is displayed in My Documents, for example C:\My Documents\Map 3D Tutorials.

  5. Add the location to the Favorites list in Windows Explorer, or make a note of it.