Enable the AutoCAD Map 3D status bar components in Civil 3D 2010

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Many AutoCAD Civil 3D users may not be aware of some extra goodies found from the Map 3D platform which foundations Civil 3D. From importing and exporting geospatial data to geo-referencing imagery in the correct coordinate system, we can take advantage of the Map 3D status bar component. 

AutoCAD Map 3D drawing status bar components include:

  • Working with Online or Offline data sources
  • Two-dimensional/Three-dimensional View buttons
  • Vertical Exaggeration
  • Warnings
  • View Scale
  • Linking styling to zooming

Due to the sensitive nature of the registry environment, steps can be followed at your own risk…

To add the AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 drawing status bar components to AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010

  1. Exit AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010.
  2. On the Start menu (Windows), click Run.
  3. In the Run dialog box, enter regedit.
  4. In the Registry Editor, locate the following key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R18.0\ACAD-8000:xyz\Applications\AcMap (where xyz are numbers and characters that vary depending on the installed language version of AutoCAD Civil 3D).
  5. Right-click the “Statusbar” REG_DWORD. On the Shortcut menu, click Modify.
  6. In the Edit REG_DWORD dialog box, under Value data, enter 1.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Exit the Registry Editor and launch Map 3D 2010.

To remove the AutoCAD Map 3D drawing status bar components, set the Statusbar value to 0.

Note: You cannot add or remove the AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 drawing status bar components while AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 is running.

Warning! Problems caused by improperly editing the Windows registry could render your computer operating system unusable. Microsoft provides a wealth of critical information that you need to know about the registry in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

Use the Microsoft® Registry Editor only at your own risk and only after backing up the registry as well as the system.dat and user.dat files as outlined for your operating system in the Microsoft Knowledge Base and in the related Autodesk solution, http://support.autodesk.com/getdoc.asp?id=TS66513. Additional information about the registry is also contained in the Help topics in the Microsoft Registry Editor.

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