These AutoCAD Map 3D tutorials
cover the following:
- Introducing AutoCAD Map 3D 2010:
Take a quick tour of the application. Create a map file, assign
a coordinate system, connect to data, style features, and save your
- Building a map:
Learn all the basics of creating a map from start to finish. Use
multiple sources, design themes and composite styles to change the
appearance of objects, create new features and edit them, and publish
your finished map.
- Moving from AutoCAD to AutoCAD Map 3D 2010:
Prepare drawings for use with AutoCAD Map 3D, clean up drawing data,
add drawing objects to a map, add and edit raster images, and share
maps with others.
Drawing Objects: Define object classes,
assign drawing objects to different classes, and then use the object
classes to create, edit, and export drawing objects. To be part
of the object class, drawing objects must meet certain rules when
they are classified. Object classes help to ensure that drawing
objects are standardized.
- Creating a Map Book With an Inset:
Customize a map book template, create a map book, create an inset, and
publish to DWF.
Data: Add a surface and style it using
a theme and contour lines to show elevation. Join an external database
to a feature and create a style using both sets of data. Create
a buffer zone that highlights areas within 1000 feet of a river
and identify parcels that lie within that zone. Export comma-separated
data to use in a report to the owners of those parcels. Overlay
two geospatial layers and save the resulting comparison layer as
a separate data store. Automate the overlay process with a workflow.
Data From Different Sources: Export drawing
objects to Autodesk SDF format, and then connect to the resulting
SDF file to add it as a layer in another map. Use Bulk
Copy to copy the SDF data to SHP format. Import the SDF
data to convert it back to drawing layers.
- Working With Polygon Features:
Connect to geospatial data for parcel polygons. Join a data source
to the parcels to add assessor data. Add a new calculated property that
uses native and joined properties. Split a parcel into two uneven pieces
using the Split command and assign attributes
to each resulting parcel using split/merge rules.