AutoCAD Map 3D Essentials

Course-ware Description

In this course-ware, students learn about the features and functions of AutoCAD Map 3D, including how to create, manage, and analyze mapping data. The course-ware guides students through the fundamental and advanced features of AutoCAD Map 3D.

Course Length: 3 Days

Cost: $1300.00 per student

Class Location:
Mountain CAD Corp.
339 6th Avenue
South Charleston, WV 25303


The primary objective of this course is to teach students the fundamentals of AutoCAD Map 3D as well as through hands on exercises on how to create, edit, manage, and analyze mapping data. After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Create coordinate geometry and clean up drawings
  • Link and manage attribute data
  • Import mapping data from other applications
  • Set up and manage feature classification
  • Work with raster images
  • Attach and manage source drawings
  • Query objects from source drawings
  • Manage the display of map objects with the Display Manager
  • Create and analyze topologies
  • Plot map books
  • Combine mapping features into a solution-based workflow

Course Outline

Getting Started

  • The AutoCAD Map 3D interface

Creating and Editing Geometry

  • Using coordinate geometry
  • Performing drawing cleanup

Linking and Managing Drawing Based Attribute Data

  • Creating and attaching object data
  • Editing and managing object data
  • Connecting to a database
  • Defining a link template and linking records to objects
  • Using database information in a drawing

Using Object Classification

  • Setting up object classification
  • Classifying, selecting, and creating classified objects

Importing and Exporting Drawing Based Data

  • Importing and exporting data

Working with Raster Images

  • Inserting raster images
  • Modifying raster image properties and behavior

Working with Source drawings

  • Attaching source drawings
  • Working with coordinate systems

Using Source Drawing Queries

  • Defining property and location queries
  • Defining data queries
  • Compound queries
  • Altering properties during queries
  • Using the query library
  • Save back to queried objects

Stylizing drawings

  • About the display manager
  • Creating display maps
  • Creating thematic maps
  • Creating display map scales
  • Using the display library

Using Topology and Spatial Analysis

  • Creating network topologies
  • Creating polygon topologies
  • Editing and managing topologies
  • Network topology analysis
  • Polygon topology analysis

Plotting Maps

  • Map books


  • Creating hydrant maintenance reports
  • Adding hyperlinks automatically to objects
  • Migrating drawings to geospatial data

Who should attend

This courseware is designed for new users of AutoCAD Map 3D.


Before attending this course, students should have completed the AutoCAD Essentials course and have working knowledge of AutoCAD, and Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows XP. or Windows 2000.


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