Exploring AutoCAD                 Map 3D 2014
Sham Tickoo, Purdue University Calumet           Published by CADCIM Technologies, USA
ISBN: 978-1-936646-06-7
Paperback, 544 Pages

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Exploring AutoCAD Map 3D 2014 is a textbook that has been written considering the needs of the users who wish to learn and develop their skills in using AutoCAD Map 3D. The book is composed of 11 chapters arranged in a pedagogical sequence covering the basic as well as advanced GIS concepts. In addition, this book contains a student project, based on the real world scenario, which allows you to practice your spatial analysis skills.  

After completing this book, you will be able to Work with the coordinate reference system in AutoCAD Map 3D, Create and edit spatial features and attribute data (Object Data table and external database), Attach external drawings, Connect to the datasets data using FDO data connection, Apply Object Classification, Create and manage topologies, Perform data analysis, Generate output using the paper and electronic media.

Salient Features of the Textbook:
 Comprehensive coverage of concepts and tools
 Heavily illustrated text supported by 36 tutorials, 22 exercises, and a student project
 Step-by-step explanation to guide the users through the learning process
 Additional information 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 users can assess their knowledge
 Free teaching and learning resources are provided for the faculty and students

Table of Contents
Chapter 1:  Introduction to AutoCAD Map 3D 2014
Chapter 2:
  Getting Started with AutoCAD Map 3D 2014
Chapter 3:  Working with Basic Tools and Coordinate Systems
Chapter 4:  Working with Feature Data
Chapter 5:  Styling and Querying Feature Data
Chapter 6:  Creating Object Data, and Attaching External Database and Drawings
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
Project: Site Suitability Study


Evaluation Chapters of Exploring AutoCAD Map 3D 2014 textbook (zipped pdf files)

  c01_map_3d_2014_eval.zip          c02_map_3d_2014_eval.zip
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AutoCAD Map 3D 2014 Files (zipped files)
Files used in tutorials and illustrations of the book
  c02_map_3d_2014_prt.zip               c04_map_3d_2014_prt.zip
c05_map_3d_2014_prt.zip               c07_map_3d_2014_prt.zip
c09_map_3d_2014_prt.zip               c10_map_3d_2014_prt.zip
Tutorials   c02_map_3d_2014_tut.zip               c03_map_3d_2014_tut.zip
c04_map_3d_2014_tut.zip               c05_map_3d_2014_tut.zip
c06_map_3d_2014_tut.zip               c07_map_3d_2014_tut.zip
c08_map_3d_2014_tut.zip               c09_map_3d_2014_tut.zip
c10_map_3d_2014_tut.zip               c11_map_3d_2014_tut.zip
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