Exploring AutoCAD                 Map 3D 2012
Sham Tickoo, Purdue University Calumet           Published by CADCIM Technologies, USA
ISBN: 978-1-936646-00-5
Paperback, 416 Pages

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Exploring AutoCAD Map 3D 2012 textbook introduces the readers to AutoCAD Map 3D 2012, one of the world’s leading parametric software designed specifically to create and analyze drawing objects and GIS datasets. Keeping in view the varied requirement of the users, the author has covered a wide range of features such as Object Classes, Topology, Map book, Data Analysis, Data Management, Point Cloud, Query, Survey Datastore, Styling shape files, COGO, Global Coordinate System, Georeferencing, and FDO connect. Moreover, this book includes various enhanced and new features of AutoCAD Map 3D such as Workspaces, Styling Feature Data, Coordinate System, DWG Convert, and Industry Model Data (Topobase Database). The methods for creating and analyzing the drawing objects, vector, survey, point cloud (LiDAR), and raster datasets are explained in a simple and lucid manner.

Furthermore, the chapters are structured in a pedagogical sequence that makes this textbook very effective in learning the features and capabilities of the software. Each concept has been thoroughly explained through text, practical examples, data-flow-diagrams,  tutorials, and exercises. Therefore, the textbook caters to the needs of both the novice and advanced users of AutoCAD Map 3D 2012. Written with the tutorial point of view and the learn-by-doing theme, the textbook is ideally suited for learning at your convenience and your pace.

Salient Features of the Textbook:
·  Consists of 11 chapters that are arranged in a pedagogical sequence covering coordinates system, GIS data Analyses, Object Classification, Map Book creation, point cloud to list a few
·  Consists of hundreds of illustrations, flow  diagrams and logical data models representing various processes of data analyses
·  Real world projects and examples focusing on industry experience
·  Step by step examples that guide the users through the learning process
·  Additional information is provided throughout the book in the form of tips and notes
·  Self-Evaluation test, Review Questions, and Exercises are given at the end of each chapter so that the user can assess their knowledge

Table of Contents
Chapter 1:  Introduction to AutoCAD Map 3D 2012
Chapter 2:
  Getting Started with AutoCAD Map 3D 2012
Chapter 3:  Using Basic Tools and Coordinate Systems
Chapter 4:  Inserting Images and Creating the Feature Data
Chapter 5:  Styling Layers and Using Queries to Filter Data
Chapter 6:  Creating and Incorporating Drawing Objects
Chapter 7:
 Classifying Objects and Working with Classified Objects
Chapter 8:  Performing Drawing Cleanup and Working with Topologies
Chapter 9:   Data Analysis
Chapter 10: Working with Different Types of Data
Chapter 11:
Editing a Map and Creating a Map Book

Evaluation Chapters of Exploring AutoCAD Map 3D 2012 textbook (zipped pdf files)

  c01_map_3d_2012_eval.zip  c02_map_3d_2012_eval.zip
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AutoCAD Map 3D 2012 Files (zipped files)
Files used in tutorials and illustrations of the book

c02_map_3d_2012_prt.zip    c03_map_3d_2012_prt.zip
c04_map_3d_2012_prt.zip    c05_map_3d_2012_prt.zip
c06_map_3d_2012_prt.zip    c07_map_3d_2012_prt.zip
c08_map_3d_2012_prt.zip    c09_map_3d_2012_prt.zip
c10_map_3d_2012_prt.zip    c11_map_3d_2012_prt.zip


c02_map_3d_2012_tut.zip    c03_map_3d_2012_tut.zip
c04_map_3d_2012_tut.zip    c05_map_3d_2012_tut.zip
c06_map_3d_2012_tut.zip    c07_map_3d_2012_tut.zip
c08_map_3d_2012_tut.zip    c09_map_3d_2012_tut.zip
c10_map_3d_2012_tut.zip    c11_map_3d_2012_tut.zip

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