Overview of Analyzing Data

This map shows some of the various types of analysis available for raster surfaces and features.

The analysis tools in AutoCAD Map 3D help turn your raw map data into useful information that can help you answer questions, support decisions, test hypotheses, and reveal patterns that may not be immediately obvious.

Tools and methods for analysis vary, depending on whether you are using drawing data or geospatial feature data.

For Drawing Objects For Features Description
View object properties and attributes.

View external data linked to objects.

View feature source and attribute data.

View native data and data joined to features from a separate source.

Drill down to get detailed information about features and objects you want to focus on.
Find, search, filter and query drawing data Find and select features

Use buffers to filter data.

Find the data you need.

Create buffers around features based on distance and identify features within that bufffer to see how areas are affected by conditions. For example, find parcels within a certain distance from planned construction, or roads close to flood plains.

Track coordinates and measure geodetic distances. Track coordinates and measure geodetic distances. Take real-world measurements based on coordinate geometry
Add distances, display continuous distance, display angles between points in the map, display coordinate geometry for lines and arcs, and determine slope and grade.

Use themes to analyze height, slope, and aspect.

Use inquiry commands to extract geometric information from drawing objects such as lines, curves, closed polylines, and polygons.

For supported raster formats, analyze surface slope, aspect, and elevation.

Theme drawing data. Theme geospatial features. Use themes to highlight data distribution and patterns.
Analyze topology Drape 2D data onto 3D surfaces

Add contour lines.

Analyze features bgy proximity, using buffers

Overlay feature sources

For drawing objects, use topology to analyze spatial relationships between drawing objects.

For supported raster formats, view data in 3D for more real-world analysis, including walk-throughs and recorded animations. Use contour lines to help you analyze terrain.

Compare features that are related spatially using buffer zones and overlays.

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