Project Parsec for AutoCAD Map 3D 2012 software enables users to import and map GIS geometries and attributes to AutoCAD Map 3D industry models from SDF, SQLite, and Esri SHP and geodatabase files, as well as Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle databases. This cool feature is live on Autodesk Labs here. You can try on till December 31, 2012.
In this post, I’d like to tour you the user interface of this functionality and how to convert data to Industry Model through this tool.
First, you need to install Project Parsec on AutoCAD Map 3D 2012 SP1. Once installed, a new Convert to Industry Model icon will appear in the AutoCAD Map 3D user interface on the Labs tab.
Open an Oracle-based or SQLite-based Industry Model, and then click Convert to Industry Model button or type MAPCONVERTTOMODEL command, you’ll see Convert to Industry Model dialog.
There are two kinds of source data. One is file-based sources, click button “Add file-based sources”, you can select SDF, SHP or SQLite files as source. Another is FDO Connection sources. You must first connect to the source using Data Connect.
After you add the source data, define the mapping between items in the source data and feature classes and attributes in the target industry model.
For some attributes, you can use the Expression Builder when mapping attribute values. For example, you can convert units, perform calculations, or concatenate values in the source when mapping to attribute values in the target industry model.
To apply a filter to the source data, right-click the source and click Filter source. If necessary, you can change the coordinate system assigned to the source data. Right-click the source and click Set coordinate system.
When you have completed the mapping for a source, you can save the mapping as a profile and later reload the profile easily for future conversions.
To validate topologies, check Validate all topologies option. After the source data is converted, all topology errors will be listed out in the topology explorer.
When you have finished creating the mapping between the source and the target industry model, click Convert to execute conversion. Your data will be converted smartly to industry model data!
Easy? Have a Try!