Templates for Maps and Map Books

Templates allow you to reuse or standardize map settings, layouts, layer definitions and settings, block definitions, data connections, coordinate system information, and more.

Instead of manually reproducing the settings and common parts of your maps, you save them in a template file (.dwt). Then you can use the template as you create new files.

When you create a series of maps, templates save time and improve consistency.

AutoCAD Map 3D comes with two types of templates:

You can use both types of templates as-is or adapt them to suit your needs.

Templates are available in \Documents and Settings\<user name>\Local Settings\Application Data\Autodesk\ AutoCAD Map 3D 2010\R17.2\enu\Templates

If you are an AutoCAD Map 3D subscriber, you can download free industry-specific toolkits. These toolkits include specialized templates. To enroll in or visit the Subscription Center, click in the InfoCenter area at the top right of the application window.

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