Increase your knowledge with AutoCAD Map 3D Skill Builders. The topics covered in these papers provide more advanced, solution-oriented information than you will find in the traditional Map 3D tutorials. Check back frequently, as new Skill Builders are posted on a regular basis.
Creating Presentation Maps
In this skill builder, you will utilize the sophisticated styling features of AutoCAD Map 3D to create an attractive and informative map that shows land values for the parcels in the city of Redding, California. The map will be created in layout space with a legend, a compass rose, and a title block. You will experience creating a map using the Map Book template, bringing data into your map, styling it and creating a legend, and publishing the completed map.
Creating a Georeferenced DWF
In this skill builder, you'll create a map for an electrician who checks signals in the city of Redding, California. On these maintenance rounds, the electrician brings a laptop computer connected to a GPS device. You'll style the signals to make them easier to find and you'll label the roads to help with navigation. Because the map is georeferenced, the electrician can select a particular signal, determine its coordinates, and center the map at that location. The electrician can also enter comments, using the markup feature, and send the comments back to you. You can open the markup file in AutoCAD Map 3D and make any desired changes in the original drawing. Using the GPS device connected to the laptop, Autodesk Design Review can also track the current location throughout the maintenance run, helping the electrician determine the best route to the next signal.
Classifying Drawing Objects
This skill builder walks you through creating object classes, classifying drawing objects, and using object classes as you create and edit maps.
Object classification gives you a way to ensure that a particular set of drawing objects meets standards you set and has the properties you define. For example, if you define a class called Roads, you can specify that it can contain only line objects, that all members of the Roads class have a property for number of lanes, and that the value for that property be between 1 and 6. Then, only line objects that represent 1- to 6-lane roads can be added to the Roads class.
Object classification is useful when you are preparing drawing files for export to a spatial data (FDO) format, such as SDF or Oracle. You can export objects based on object classes to ensure that each set of exported objects has only the properties assigned to it by its object class. Object classification is also helpful when you create metadata.
Working with 3D Surfaces
Combine raster images depicting 3D surfaces with vector images showing features, and then use styling to give viewers a three-dimensional sense of the area represented. (April 2006)
Creating a Map Book with an Inset
Create a “mini-atlas” of your map. Place different sections on individual pages, and include a zoomed-in inset on one sheet. (April 2006)
Getting Your Civil 3D Data into Map 3D and a Geospatial Data Store
Export information from Civil 3D to a Spatial Data Format (SDF) file, and attach the result to an Autodesk Map 3D map. Copy the information from that SDF file into another geospatial data store. (April 2006)