An introduction into AutoCAD Map 3D learning the user interface, creating and mapping geometry, connect, edit and stylise geospatial features, work with raster images, source drawings and use survey data and Map 3D industry models.

Course Length: 3 Days

Prerequisites: Experience with AutoCAD and knowledge on mapping and GIS

Training Guide Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started

  • Lesson: AutoCAD Map 3D User Interface

Chapter 2: Creating and Editing Geometry

  • Lesson: Using Coordinate Geometry
  • Lesson: Performing Drawing Cleanup

Chapter 3: Drawing-Based Attribute Data

  • Lesson: Creating and Attaching Object Data
  • Lesson: Editing and Managing Object Data
  • Lesson: Creating Dynamic Annotation
  • Lesson: Connecting to a Database
  • Lesson: Defining a Link Template and Linking Records to Objects
  • Lesson: Using Database Information in a Drawing

Chapter 4: Object Classification 

  • Lesson: Setting Up Object Classifications
  • Lesson: Classify, Select, and Create Classified Objects

Chapter 5: Importing and Exporting Data 

  • Lesson: Importing and Exporting Data

Chapter 6: Establishing a Geospatial Environment 

  • Lesson: Connecting to a Feature Source
  • Lesson: Using Coordinate Systems
  • Lesson: Working with Point Data
  • Lesson: Query Features on Connect

Chapter 7: Editing Features 

  • Lesson: Editing Feature Attributes and Geometry
  • Lesson: Moving Data Between DWG Objects and FDO Features
  • Lesson: Merging and Splitting Features
  • Lesson: Enhanced Data Exchange

Chapter 8: Raster Images

  • Lesson: Inserting Raster Images
  • Lesson: Modifying Inserted Raster Image Properties and Behavior
  • Lesson: Connecting to Raster Images
  • Lesson: Working with DEM Files

 Chapter 9: Source Drawings

  • Lesson: Attaching Source Drawings
  • Lesson: Working with Coordinate Systems

Chapter 10: Source Drawing Queries

  • Lesson: Define Property and Location Queries
  • Lesson: Altering Properties During Queries
  • Lesson: Using the Query Library
  • Lesson: Save Back to Queried Drawings

Chapter 11: Stylizing

  • Lesson: About the Display Manager
  • Lesson: Stylizing FDO Features

Chapter 12: Plotting Maps

  • Lesson: Prepare a Layout Sheet for Review
  • Lesson: Map Books

Chapter 13: Survey Data

  • Lesson: Creating Survey Data Stores
  • Lesson: Working with Survey Data Stores

Chapter 14: Industry Models

  • Lesson: Open, Edit, and Create an Industry Model

Appendix A: Additional Exercises

  • Lesson: Point Clouds
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