The Map 3D work interface is divided into several areas. In simple terms, the interface can be divided into 5 parts: upper, left, right, lower and middle.
Map 3D tabs / ribbon bars
You can also find product-specific NET tabs here. Read the information in the respective product documentation for NET Design, NET Engineering or NET Operations.
We recommend the “Automatic update” setting.
The geometries of objects can be modified by checking them out. “Check out automatically” is used to check out objects directly at the time of editing/selecting. If you select the “Check out” button, selected objects can then be checked out or previously selected objects will be checked out.
Make sure that the objects are checked in regularly. If checked-out objects are accidentally selected, they can be moved or deleted unintentionally. Objects should be checked in at the latest before closing the project.
If you want to display the form for a checked-out object, the ACAD properties window can also be opened again and again unintentionally. Then too, the objects should be checked in.
You will also find the setting for the workspace in the upper part: “Data management”
Logging in to the Autodesk account
You have the option of logging in with an Autodesk account. To do this, you will find the login button at the top of the work interface.
If you don’t have an Autodesk account yet, simply go to “Log in to Autodesk account” > “New to Autodesk? Create account”.
Loading a background via geomap
If you would like to use online maps, log in to the Autodesk account.
Start the map service in the Home tab.
Select the appropriate service
- Overview: Aerial image without street names
- Street: schematic street/road map without aerial image
- Hybrid: Aerial image with superimposed street/road map
This is where you can find the Industry Model Explorer. In the Industry Model Explorer, all feature classes are displayed sorted by groups. Further information can be found in the respective product documentation for NET Design, NET Engineering or NET Operations.
In the display management, the display model can be managed. Find out more in the “Display model” section.
You can switch between the “model” and the individual “layout”s.
The general settings for Map 3D are displayed, such as the coordinate system and scale.
In the command bar, commands can be entered manually.
The workspace can also be changed in the lower part by clicking on the gear wheel.
The adjustment of the options displayed as an icon can be controlled by clicking on the button at the bottom right.
All checked options are already displayed.
The options can be activated/deactivated via the icons.
In the graphic window, the data of the project is represented as it is defined in the display model.