Learn to leverage the power of AutoCAD Map 3D 2011 with this book. Digging Into AutoCAD Map 3D 2011 is an introduction to the most useful features of this powerful software.
One of the biggest challenges for users migrating from 2009 or earlier releases of AutoCAD Map 3D 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 2011 Ribbon Interface
- Updated exercises for critical changes to 2011 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, including working with Transparency and Display Order in Thematic Maps and much more
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 356 pages, organized into 14 chapters.
Authors: Rick Ellis, Russell Martin
Meet the Authors
Rick specializes in AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Land Desktop, and AutoCAD Raster Design.
He is a member of the Autodesk Developer Network. He is the author of several books including “Digging Into AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010”, “Digging Deeper Into AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008”, “Digging Into Autodesk Land Desktop 2006” and “Digging Into AutoCAD Map 3D 2010”, co-author of “Introducing Autodesk Civil 3D”, a select author for CAD Digest, and an instructor for the AUGI training program.
Russell Martin is the technical editor of many of Cadapult Software Solutions’ training books, and is the co-author of “A Practical Guide to AutoCAD Map 3D”, “A Practical Guide to GIS in AutoCAD Civil 3D” and “Digging into AutoCAD Map 3D ” (plus many earlier editions, suitable for learning Map 3D back to the 2004 release). He has also written many articles and white papers on CAD and GIS software.
Russell has nearly three decades of experience using AutoCAD, and has been a power user since release 11, pushing the envelope in the mid-1990s for mapping and analysis using Autodesk Data Extension (ADE) tools, the precursors to AutoCAD Map.
He has taught AutoCAD and AutoCAD Map 3D to hundreds of users; one-on-one, in small classrooms, as well as at large venues including Autodesk University. He welcomes your connection through LinkedIn.