AutoCAD Map 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Map 3D General Discussion

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Turning on\off a shape files layer on viewport,

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11-29-2013 10:27 AM

Turning on\off a shape files layer on viewport,

 

I couldn’t figure out why turning off a shape file layer in a particular viewport (attached) does turn it off in all other viewports

 

Thank you

 

Best

 

Jamal

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Hi,

 

>> The issue now that I have no idea how to control maps

Start command _MAPWSPACE to get the dialog for the main AutoCAD Map functionality:

 

2013-11-29 21-04-48.png

 

Besides of the possibility to duplicate a map (so you have all the stylizations you already created for one map again in the new map) you always can save a gis-layer with right-click on the layer-name in the mapwspace-dialog, save it as .layer file, then drag and drop this .layer file to any other map you like to see it. That duplicates all the settings/stylizations you already set.

 

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Re: Turning on\off a shape files layer on viewport,

11-29-2013 10:37 AM in reply to: JamaL9722060

Hi,

 

you can create different maps in the mapwspace (or use command _MAPNEWMAP), each of the maps may hold/show the same content or, like you want, in map1 show the shape and in map2 don't show it.

The next step is to assign map1 to viewport1 and map2 to viewport2 (using command _MAPASSOCVPWITHMAP), you get the ribbons with that functionality at the moment you switch to the layout (and you have a map-menu/workspace active).

 

2013-11-29 19-37-01.png

 

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Re: Turning on\off a shape files layer on viewport,

11-29-2013 12:00 PM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

Many thanks Alfred for the help,

Then everything is controlled by “maps” (attached). The issue now that I have no idea how to control maps

1. Rename\delete
2. Copy a layer (or multiple layers) from a map to another

Best

Jamal

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Jamal NUMAN, GIS and Civil Engineer, MSc
e-mail: JamaL9722060@yahoo.com
P.O.Box: 731, Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine.
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Software: AutoCAD 2014, AutoCAD C3D, AutoCAD M3D, Revit
Windows 7 (Ultimate 64 bits),
Firefox 20.0,
Kaspersky 2013.
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Re: Turning on\off a shape files layer on viewport,

11-29-2013 12:09 PM in reply to: JamaL9722060

Hi,

 

>> The issue now that I have no idea how to control maps

Start command _MAPWSPACE to get the dialog for the main AutoCAD Map functionality:

 

2013-11-29 21-04-48.png

 

Besides of the possibility to duplicate a map (so you have all the stylizations you already created for one map again in the new map) you always can save a gis-layer with right-click on the layer-name in the mapwspace-dialog, save it as .layer file, then drag and drop this .layer file to any other map you like to see it. That duplicates all the settings/stylizations you already set.

 

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Re: Turning on\off a shape files layer on viewport,

11-30-2013 05:35 AM in reply to: JamaL9722060

JamaL9722060 wrote:

Many thanks Alfred for the help,

Then everything is controlled by “maps” (attached). The issue now that I have no idea how to control maps

1. Rename\delete
2. Copy a layer (or multiple layers) from a map to another

Best

Jamal


The intent on using the Maps verse vieports/layouts that you would use in C3D or vanila AutoCAD is you can style and display the features as you need then open those maps as needed to display and plot. If you create mulitple layouts and try to use viewport overrides for autoCAD layers on the features it doesn't work. Instead we use the "MAPS" instead of layouts for displaying the same data/features  different ways.

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Re: Turning on\off a shape files layer on viewport,

11-30-2013 10:35 AM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

Thanks Alfred and Murph for the help. It works fine (attached).

 

Very much appreciated

 

Best

 

Jamal

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Jamal NUMAN, GIS and Civil Engineer, MSc
e-mail: JamaL9722060@yahoo.com
P.O.Box: 731, Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine.
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Software: AutoCAD 2014, AutoCAD C3D, AutoCAD M3D, Revit
Windows 7 (Ultimate 64 bits),
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Kaspersky 2013.
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