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Inserting images, importing/exporting shp files, assign coordinate 2013

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10-18-2012 11:44 AM

I recently upgraded to Map 3d 2010 to Mapd 3d 2013 and i cannot figure out how to find the commands to insert images or import/export shp files.


I'm running 2013 in "autocad classic" and did so with 2010 as well. 2010 had a menu bar pull down called "Map" where I could insert an image (Image->Insert). There was also in 2010 a toolbar named  "Map" that had import shp, export shp and assign coordinate system.


I can't find any of this in 2013. I can't even find the commands in the customization to create my own toolbar. The commands work (mapiinsert, mapimport, mapexport and ADESETCRDSYS) but i can't find them listed anywhere.


So where do I access these in 2013?





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Re: Inserting images, importing/exporting shp files, assign coordinate 2013

10-19-2012 08:17 AM in reply to: ajlowery



you can import SHP-data using command _MAPIMPORT, you can also connect to SHP-data using the FDO-technique via command _DATACONNECT.

You can insert images (georeferenced) using command _MAPIINSERT or again (FDO) by _DATACONNECT.


To get the "Map"-pulldown menu use command _MENULOAD and add the file MAPCLASSIC.CUIX to the already loaded menues.


BTW: using classic style let you miss a lot of functionality, just by selecting an object or activating a layout or ....!


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Re: Inserting images, importing/exporting shp files, assign coordinate 2013

11-30-2012 10:07 AM in reply to: ajlowery

In Civil 3D 2012 they are located under the Planning and Analysis workspace. Probably the same in 2013.

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