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Essentials
AutoCAD Map 3D 2013
Autodesk Official Training Courseware (AOTC)

September 2012

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Class Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v Chapter 1: Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Lesson: AutoCAD Map 3D User Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Exercise: Exploring the AutoCAD Map 3D User Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Contents

Chapter 2: Creating and Editing Geometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11


Lesson: Using Coordinate Geometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Exercise: Use Coordinate Geometry to Draw a Parcel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Lesson: Performing Drawing Cleanup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Exercise: Clean Up the Water Mains Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Chapter 3: Linking and Managing Drawing-Based Attribute Data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Lesson: Creating and Attaching Object Data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Exercise: Create an Object Data Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Exercise: Attach Object Data to Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Lesson: Editing and Managing Object Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Exercise: Edit Object Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Lesson: Creating Dynamic Annotation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Exercise: Creating Annotation in AutoCAD Map 3D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Lesson: Connecting to a Database . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Exercise: Attach an External Database Table and Use Data View . . . . . . 59 Lesson: Defining a Link Template and Linking Records to Objects . . . . . . . . . 62 Exercise: Define a Link Template and Generate Links. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Lesson: Using Database Information in a Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Exercise: Using Database Information in a Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Chapter 4: Using Object Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Lesson: Setting Up Object Classifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Exercise: Set Up an Object Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Lesson: Classify, Select, and Create Classified Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Exercise: Classify, Select, and Create Classified Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Chapter 5: Importing and Exporting Drawing-Based Data . . . . . . . . . . 93


Lesson: Importing and Exporting Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Exercise: Import an ArcView ShapeFile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Chapter 6: Establishing a Geospatial Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107


Lesson: Connecting to a Feature Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Lesson: Using Coordinate Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Exercise: Re-project Geospatial Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Lesson: Working with Point Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Exercise: Attach an ODBC Point Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Lesson: Query Features on Connect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Exercise: Use an Attribute Filter with a SDF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

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Chapter 7: Editing Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Lesson: Editing Feature Attributes and Geometry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Lesson: Typical Data Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Exercise: Edit Geometry and Attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Lesson: Moving Data Between DWG Objects and FDO Features . . . . . . . . . 154 Exercise: Convert DWG Objects into FDO Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Lesson: Merging and Splitting Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Exercise: Split a Zoning feature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 Lesson: Enhanced Data Exchange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Exercise: Save Current Map to AutoCAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174

Chapter 8: Working with Raster Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

Lesson: Inserting Raster Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 Exercise: Inserting Raster Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181 Lesson: Modifying Inserted Raster Image Properties and Behavior. . . . . . . 182 Exercise: Change Inserted Image Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 Lesson: Connecting to Raster Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 Exercise: Connect to a Raster Feature Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 Lesson: Working with DEM Files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Exercise: Attach and Stylize a DEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197

Chapter 9: Working with Source Drawings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203

Lesson: Attaching Source Drawings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Lesson: Working with Coordinate Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214 Exercise: Create a Drive Alias . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 Exercise: Attach Source Drawings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219

Chapter 10: Using Source Drawing Queries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223

Lesson: Define Property and Location Queries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224 Lesson: Altering Properties During Queries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236 Exercise: Alter Properties During a Query . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 Lesson: Using the Query Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 Exercise: Save and Run a Saved Query . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249 Lesson: Save Back to Queried Drawings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252

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Chapter 11: Stylizing Drawings and Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265


Lesson: About the Display Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266 Exercise: Create a Display Map from Existing Drawings and Add Elements 274 Lesson: Stylizing FDO Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 Exercise: Move Text Between a Drawing and an FDO Data Store . . . . 292

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Chapter 12: Plotting Maps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Lesson: Prepare a Layout Sheet for Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exercise: Create a Layout for a Display Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lesson: Map Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exercise: Create a Template for Map Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exercise: Generate a Map Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 299 302 305 309

Chapter 13: Survey Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313


Lesson: Creating Survey Data Stores. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exercise: Creating Parcel Survey Data Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lesson: Working with Survey Data Stores. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exercise: Working with Survey Data Stores. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lesson: Working with Point Clouds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exercise: Working with Point Clouds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Chapter 14: Industry Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339

Lesson: Open, Edit, and Create an Industry Model. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340 Exercise: Open and Edit an Industry Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343 Exercise: Start a New Drawing from an Industry Model Template . . . 346 Exercise: Import data into the Industry Model from an FDO data store 348

Chapter A: AutoCAD Map 3D with 64-bit Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351


Lesson: 64-bit Windows with Microsoft Office 2010 Loaded . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352 Lesson: Using the 64-bit Microsoft Access Engine with Windows 7 and 32-bit Microsoft Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356

Chapter B: Additional Exercises. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357


Exercise: Connect to a Feature Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exercise: Use a Spatial Filter with a SHP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exercise: Convert Drawings into the Current Project Coordinates . . . Exercise: Querying Objects Based on Object and SQL Data . . . . . . . . . Exercise: Performing a Compound Query . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exercise: Create a Thematic Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exercise: Create a Legend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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