AutoCAD® Map 3D 2011 – what’s new

AutoCAD® 2011 software
Built on the AutoCAD 2011 Platform. AutoCAD Map 3D 2011 mapping software contains all the features and functionality of AutoCAD® 2011 CAD software, installed automatically.

New Point Cloud Tools
First released as an Autodesk® Subscription Advantage Pack for AutoCAD Map 3D 2010, the new point cloud tools allow for large sets of 3D laser scanning/LIDAR data sets ( often with hundreds of millions of points ) to be imported and visualized within AutoCAD Map 3D software. You can now also stylize point clouds by LAS classification, spatial extents, elevation, or intensity. Point clouds can be used to create DEM surfaces or new 3D features using standard AutoCAD® drafting tools.

Enhanced Workflow Capabilities
Building on functionality introduced in AutoCAD Map 2010 and using Windows® Workflowtm Foundation, AutoCAD Map 3D 2011 makes it even easier to automate repetitive tasks. New Workflow tasks allow you to connect to any vector data source; change and save feature layer styles; and execute AutoCAD®, AutoCAD Map 3D, and AutoCAD® Raster Design commands.

New & Enhanced Data Support
With AutoCAD Map 3D 2011 you can work a wider variety of data. AutoCAD Map 3D 2011 includes support for ESRI® ArcSDE® 9.3.1 (32- and 64-bit), Oracle® 11gR2, Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 SP1, PostGIS 1.3.6, PostgreSQL 8.3.7-1, and SQLite 3.6.14.

AutoCAD® Map 3D 2010 – what’s new

AutoCAD® 2010 software
AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 software is built on the latest release of AutoCAD platform.

User friendly Ribbon Interface
The new ribbon-style user interface ( UI ) can advance the productivity, because it reduces the number of clicks. This interface presents the different functions in a concise visual format and let you select the desired functions quickly. The ribbon is customizable and can be tailor made for every user.

Improved functionality for importing Survey data
Improved functionality for importing Survey dataAutoCAD Map 3D survey functionality focuses on asset data collection and mapping. This feature allows you to organize, manage, and effectively use data collected in the field within the AutoCAD Map 3D environment. The functionality includes:
– ASCII point and LandXML data import
– Survey datastore and schema
– Point groups
– Creation of FDO features from survey features

New Data Analyse functionality
New Data Analyse functionalityA couple of new overlay functions have been added, that substantially enhances the data analysis functionlity in AutoCAD Map:
– Intersect
– Union
– Erase
– Identity
– Clip
– Paste
– Symmetric difference
Note: these functions work only with FDO-features

New Workflow Framework
New Workflow FrameworkUsing the Windows® WorkflowTM Foundation, AutoCAD Map 3D makes it easy to automate repetitive tasks with a new and powerful workflow framework and user interface.
With this framework, you can build, save, and share simple and complex workflows with a visual editor. Workflows can include logic and initiate calls to other workflows—all with a single mouse click, improving efficiency and consistency in results.

New FDO-providers

New FDO-providersAutoCAD Map 3D 2010 supports now Microsoft SQL Server 2008 with the new Spatial functionality.
And there is an Autodesk FDO-Provider for GE Smallworld available in the Subscription Center for users with an Autodesk® Subscription contract.