Thursday, May 30, 2013

AutoCAD Map 2014 Error - FDO Provider OSGeo...... Not Registered

In case you have upgraded from an older version of AutoCAD Map 3D to the latest (2014) version, it is likely that you may have come across the 'FDO Provider OSGeo...... Not Registered' message while importing data into the Map 3D 2014 environment  (as displayed below).  You may have also faced difficulties when trying to export data (MAPEXPORT / MAPDWGTOSDF command) in Map 3D 2014

FDO Provider OSGeo.SHP.3.7 Not Registered- warning message

FDO Provider OSGeo.SDF.3.7 Not Registered- warning message

These errors are seen on computers having AutoCAD Map 3D 2014 installed along with a previous version of versions of Map 3D. These errors are the result of Map 3D being  NOT able to read the latest FDO providers. AutoCAD Map 3D reads the FDO provider from an XML file that is located in the installation folder.

To resolve the issue, download and save the provider.xml file and save it in the following location

C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D 2014\bin\FDO

Happy Mapping!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

AutoCAD Map 3D 2014 Enhancement -User Interface

Here are some of the User Interface enhancement that you will notice when using AutoCAD Map 3D 2014 for the first time.

File Tabs
The File Tabs displayed above the drawing area shows every drawing that has been currently opened. You can use these file tabs to switch between drawing files. The order of the displayed tab is according to the sequence in which the drawing file were opened.

Geographic Marker Visibility button
The Geographic Marker Visibility button is newly added to the Application Bar. You can use this button to control the visibility of the geographic marker in the drawing window.

Autodesk 360 SignIn
Autodesk 360 is a cloud computing platform introduced by Autodesk. This platform provides a set of cloud services and products that can help you share, simulate, visualize and design your work. You can access to the Autodesk 360 services using your Autodesk ID. To login to your Autodesk 360 account, choose the Sign In button in the InforCenter bar and then enter your credentials in the Autodesk-Sign dialog box. Upon validation of your credentials, you will be provided access to your AutoCAD 360 account.

Once signed to your account, you can use various Autodesk 360 services such as the Live maps and data sharing. Using Autodesk 360 services will be discussed in next blogs.

Stay tuned....