Learn to leverage the power of AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 with this book. Digging Into AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 is an introduction to the most useful features of this powerful software.
One of the biggest challenges for any user migrating to the Map 3D 2010 release is learning the completely redesigned interface featuring the ribbon. To be productive in this version you will need to be able to find familiar commands, as well learn new ones. This book features rewritten exercises, with all new screen captures to guide you through the new ribbon interface and build the comfort level needed to be productive in Map 3D.
You will learn the best procedures for many common tasks, including:
- Learning the New Ribbon Interface
- Repairing Incomplete or Inaccurate Geometry
- Importing GIS Data
- Connecting to Data Directly using FDO
- Attaching Data to AutoCAD Objects
- Automating Annotation of AutoCAD Objects
- Using Better COGO Tools
- Working with Multiple Coordinate Systems
- Inserting Rectified Raster Images
- Using Contour Data from GIS Sources
- Learning the Basics of Queries
- Extracting Data for Reports and Quantity Takeoffs
- Quickly and Easily Mapping your Data
- Exporting to DWF and Other GIS Software
This book is suitable for anyone from general AutoCAD users to seasoned professionals in the Civil Engineering, Surveying, Mapping, Planning, Land Development or GIS industries.
Since AutoCAD Map 3D is part of Civil 3D, this book is a valuable resource to any Civil 3D user as well as users of stand-alone AutoCAD Map 3D. Anyone using Civil 3D can benefit from these powerful, yet often overlooked tools already installed on their computer.
Top 5 reasons to upgrade if you have an earlier edition of our book:
- Updated screen captures and steps for the changes to the new 2010 Ribbon Interface
- Updated exercises for critical changes to 2010 processes and functionality
- New descriptions and explanations in all chapters to help you understand "why", not just "how"
- More screen captures to help you quickly and easily understand complex topics
- New exercises to explore topics not covered in earlier editions of the book
- Connecting to Data using FDO
- Labeling Connected Features
- Thematic Mapping of Connected Features
Features and Benefits of all Cadapult books:
- Lessons build upon one another using a contiguous dataset, providing consistency through the entire book
- Skills learned through easy-to-follow, step-by-step procedures
- Sequential exercises that follow one logical, real-world example project
- Flexible datasets allow you to “skip ahead” to a relevant lesson, or use as an on-demand reference guide
- Detailed explanations and chapter summaries facilitate learning and retention
- Written by instructors with decades of industry and teaching experience
- Tested and refined in classrooms with a broad cross-section of students
This book has 341 pages, organized into 14 chapters.
Authors: Rick Ellis, Russell Martin