AutoCAD Map 3D 2011

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The following commands are new in AutoCAD Map 3D 2011.

Command  Description
MAPADDPOINTCLOUD Creates an indexed point cloud data store from a point cloud drawing object in your map.
MAPCREATESURFACE Creates a 3D raster surface from point data.
MAPLAYOUTREFERENCESYSTEM Creates a reference system for a selected viewport on the layout tab of your map.
MAPPOINTCLOUDMANAGER Creates and manages indexed point cloud data stores.
MAPSURFACEMANAGER Creates a 3D raster surface from point cloud data.
MAPWORKFLOWBATCHRUN Runs a workflow.
MAP2010COMPATIBLE Uses SDF for caching to make your drawing compatible with previous versions of AutoCAD Map 3D.

Overlay Workflow Fails To Run In a Limited User Profile

If you log in as a limited user, the sample Overlay workflow fails. This issue only occurs when an administrator installs AutoCAD Map 3D, but a limited user uses the workflow. A limited user can use the following workaround to run an existing overlay workflow:

  1. Select the Overlay workflow from the Workflow drop-down list.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • If you want to add an Intersect layer, open the Input dialog box for Perform An Overlay On Two GIS Layers for the Intersect overlay.
    • If you want to add an Erase layer, open the Input dialog box for Perform An Overlay On Two GIS Layers for the Erase overlay.
  4. Update the output file directory to a path where the limited user has write permission.
  5. Update the directory to a path where the limited user has write permission to add the second overlay.
  6. Save the workflow to a location where the limited user has write permission.

Publishing Reference Grids to a PDF

When you create reference grids in paper space and then publish them to PDF, the DMS lat/long labels appear incorrect. The following error message displays when you open the PDF:

“Cannot find or create the font ‘ArialMT’. Some characters may not display print correctly.”

To fix this issue, do the following:

  1. At the Command line, enter _options.
  2. Click the Plot and Publish tab.
  3. Click Add Or Configure Plotters.
  4. Select the DWG To PDF.pc3 file to open.
  5. Click the Device and Document Settings tab.
  6. Select Custom Properties.
  7. Click Custom Properties in the Access Custom Dialog panel.
  8. Select Capture All in the Font Handling panel and click OK.

Plotting with Transparency

In this release, the MAPPLOTTRANSPARENCY command has been discontinued. Instead, you can use the PLOTTRANSPARENCYOVERRIDE command.

Type: Integer
Saved in: User-settings
Initial value: 1

Controls whether object transparency is plotted.

0  Does not plot object transparency
1 Uses the setting specified in the Page Setup or the Plot dialog boxes
2 Plots object transparency

Setting the PLOTTRANSPARENCYOVERRIDE system variable to 0 or 2 overrides the Plot Transparency option in the Page Setup or the Plot dialog boxes.

Warning. Because this system variable can affect global plot performance, it is strongly advised that you leave the value set to 1 and manage plot transparency from the Page Setup or the Plot dialog boxes

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Points Created in AutoCAD Map 3D Are Not Visible in ESRI ArcGIS

If you create new points in a SHP file using AutoCAD Map 3D, you may not be able to view those points in ESRI ArcGIS. To work around this problem, take the following steps:

  1. Open the Editor toolbar by clicking Tools > Editor toolbar.
  2. On the Editor toolbar, click Editor > Start Editing.
  3. Click Editor > Save Edits to save your changes.

Minimum System Requirements

32-Bit AutoCAD Map 3D 2011

• Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise; Microsoft® Windows Vista® Enterprise, Business, or Ultimate (SP1 or later); or Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional (SP2 or later)

• Windows 7 or Vista processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology

• Windows XP processor: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology

• 2 GB RAM

• 1,280 x 768 with true color (1,280 x 1,024 32-bit with true color recommended)

• 3 GB free disk space for DVD installation or 6 GB free disk space for download installation

• Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 or later

• DVD drive

• Citrix® XenApp™ 4.5 or 5.0 (optional)

• Feature Data Objects (FDO) Version 3.5 (optional)

64-Bit AutoCAD Map 3D 2011

• Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise; Windows Vista Enterprise, Business, or Ultimate (SP1 or later); or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (SP2)

• AMD Athlon 64, AMD Opteron™, Intel® Xeon® with Intel EM64T support, or Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support with SSE2 technology

• 4 GB RAM

• 1,280 x 1,024 32-bit color (true color) graphics card, 128 MB or greater*

• 3 GB free disk space for DVD installation or 6 GB free disk space for download installation

• Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or later

• DVD drive

• Citrix XenApp 4.5 or 5.0 (optional)

• Feature Data Objects (FDO) Version 3.5 (optional)

Note: AutoCAD Map 3D 64-bit cannot be installed on a 32-bit Windows operating system.

* For graphics cards that support hardware acceleration, DirectX 9.0c or later must be installed

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