I have just updated to Map3D 2014 and work in 2D Drafting Workspace. In 2013, the export button was located in the Map Drafting tab, Map Output panel. In earlier versions it was under output tab as map 3d export. However, its position in 2014 from 2013 has been replace by a "To FDO Connection". In help, it directs me to the older location of under the output tab - map data transfer - map 3d output, however this does not seem to exist. The only panels I have there are Plot and Export to DWF/PDF, no map data transfer. I can find it if I switch to Map Drafting Workspace in the Map Drafting pulldown - inport/export - export, or if I use the command "mapexport", but from both it only asks where and what to name the file and what type (shp, tab, etc), and then the routine stops and goes back to the drawing instead of opening the dialog to select objects, etc. Can anyone confirm if this is a bug or how to fix please? Some of my clients insist on shp files.
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I haven't installed 2014 yet and it may be this weekend before I get GOOD connection to d/l and install. But I'll ask around and see if there is an know issue or workaround.
That is messed up!?!? I suspect that a hotfix or service pack is coming already and hopefully soon. I tried using help, and it says that button that you are used to should be in planning and analysis>output tab>map data transfer panel>Map3d Export but it is not on mine either. If you have not done so, I would log a service request ASAP. In the meantime, can your clients accept SDF?
>> but from both it only asks where and what to name the file and what type (shp, tab, etc),
>> and then the routine stops
There is a problem with the file PROVIDERS.XML, change your file (make a backup before) to the one I attached here and restart AutoCAD Map3D.
The file is stored here (Win7):
C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D 2014\bin\FDO
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Thanks Alfred, I was away from the office today, but will switch out that file first thing tomorrow and will post the results. I see someone else was having similar problems with importing shp files which is something I need to be able to do as well, but to be honest haven't gotten around to trying yet since the upgrade. I will try to import one before switching that file to see if I have that problem as well, and then after the new file. Will post that result as well.
Wonderful Alfred. Thank you very much. I checked and confirmed that import was coming up with an error as well. I replaced that file and both import and export work as normal now.
I tried replacing the providers.xml file. It fixed the import problem, but I'm still not seeing the export button on the ribbon, either in Map 2014 or Civil 3D 2014.
Any other ideas?
EDIT: A kinda-sorta nevermind: MAPEXPORT works. I don't mind typing it in, but having a button on the Ribbon would still be nice . . .
>> [...] but I'm still not seeing the export button on the ribbon [...]
They have changed this part of the menu, confirmed. If you want to have the menu structured in another way you have the choice to do your own customizations. For menu use command _CUI and reconfigure or make your own ribbon.
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