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MAPWORKS 
 

 CAD Engines

Civil/Survey
 ▪ MapWorks
   ▫ Alignments
   ▫ Base
   ▫ Parcels
     └ Legals
   ▫ Points
   ▫ Sections
   ▫ Surfaces

DWG Compatibles

 ▪ Excel2DWG
 ▪ Word2DWG
 ▪ PDF2DWG

Other Products

Compatibility

AutoCAD Compatible
32/64bit
AutoCAD Civil3D Compatible
32/64bit
AutoCAD Land Desktop Compatible
32bit
BricsCAD Pro Compatible
32/64bit
ZWCAD Pro Compatible
32bit
 

 MapWorks Introduction

  MapWorks is Civil/Survey Mapping & GIS software for AutoCAD, BricsCAD, Civil3D, Land Desktop and ZWCAD.  It is a modular system covering the major areas of alignments, design, parcels, points, sections, surfaces, and more.

Our adaptive engine interface detects the platform it's running on and uses it's objects!  When you're running on Civil3D or Land Desktop, it uses the systems points, parcels, and surfaces directly with no conversion required.  When you add points with our routines, you are adding AECC POINTS just like the native application.

We haven't forgotten users of basic AutoCAD or verticals such as ADT or compatibles like BricsCAD and ZWCAD.  In this environment you are doing the same operations with point blocks you can customize yourself.

Easy Installation:  The install program adds the application so that it is automatically loaded with your CAD application.  Add MapWorks functionality to third party software and custom menus without problems.

Control the application with your choice of command line entry, pulldown menu, or ribbon interface (AutoCAD 2010 and higher).

 Base

Labels
MapWorks Coordinate Label Video Coordinates: Place coordinate labels that update (on next regen) when moved or copied.
MapWorks Curve Label Video Curves: Place customizable curve labels using a single pick (arc or polylarc segment) or any three points.
MapWorks Distance Label Video Distances: Draws distance labels (dimensions) along the segments of linear objects.  Grip editing the object changes the distances.
MapWorks Figure Dimensions Video Figures: Draws distance labels along the segments of figures (linear objects).
MapWorks Leader Label Video Leader Labels: Label coordinates or segment data (linear or curve) in two picks.  Total control over the appearance of the results (which fields with precision control) using a string template.  Update all with a single command if moved.
MapWorks Line/Curve Table Video Line/Curve Tables: Place (and manage) line/curve tags and place a customizable line or curve table in the drawing.  After tags are added/removed you can simply update the table in a single command.
MapWorks Label Linear Objects Video Linear Objects: Quickly label all the segments of a selection set of lines, arcs or polylines.  Does not duplicate labels when two polylines share a common segment.
MapWorks Perpendicular Offsets Video Perpendicular: Draws perpendicular dimensions from objects to a linear segment.
MapWorks Label Polyline Data Video Polyline Data: Place custom labels for polyline area and perimeter.  The labels are fields so they update as the polyline changes.
MapWorks Label Slopes Video Slopes: Label slope parameters (such as degree of slope, ratios, distances) between two points in plan view.
Import
MapWorks Label Slopes Video Introduction: Import major formats produced by ESRI, civil applications and government agencies. This tool allows you to select multiple files, specify a coordinate window, and quickly import mapping information directly into your CAD drawing.

Our Import tool has been tested with massive files, including a 3GB SHP/DBF from a major city.

  Project: The import tool can do a coordinate projection during import.  Simply assign source systems for each file (some autodetected) and a target system.
  Formats:
● Autodesk Breakline File (*.flt)
● Carlson SurvCADD Polyline File (*.pln)
● ContourGPS Export Files (*.csv)
● ESRI Generate Polyline File (*.gen;*.ung)
● ESRI Shape File (*.shp)
● Geography Markup Language (*.gml)
● Golden Software Blanking/Boundary (*.bln)
● Google Earth KMZ/KML Files (*.kmz,*.kml)
  ● GPS Exchange Format (*.gpx)
● LandXML Industry Consortium (*.xml)
● MapInfo Data Interchange Format (*.mif)
● Moss/MX Genio String Files (*.mos;*.inp)
● Open Street Map Files (*.osm)
● Ordnance Survey MasterMap GZip (*.gz)
● USGS Digital Line Graph (*.dlg;*.opt)

If you don't see your format listed, contact us.  We are always looking to add additional formats to our list.

Export
MapWorks Label Slopes Video Introduction: Export drawing geometry to several formats.
  Formats:
● Autodesk Breakline File (*.flt)
● Carlson SurvCADD Polyline File (*.pln)
● ESRI Generate Polyline File (*.gen)
● ESRI Shape File (*.shp)
● Golden Software Blanking/Boundary (*.bln)
  ● GPS Exchange Format (*.gpx)
● MapInfo Data Interchange Format (*.mif/mid)
● Moss/MX Genio String Files (*.mos)
● OpenGIS Simple Features Text (*.txt)
Library
MapWorks Label Slopes Video Manager: A tool for managing both the symbols provided in MapWorks and your own user symbols.
 
Scale Previews: You can assign a scale factor from 10% to 200% to resize the DWG preview bitmaps.
Click Details: A single click gives you operating system file details along with properties embedded in the drawing, as accessed from the DWGPROPS command.
  Symbols: A large collection of symbols in the areas of arrows, mining, points, road plan, shapes, trees, utility, and vehicles.
Projections
Systems: Includes support for all major systems, including LL27, LL84, NAD27, NAD83, HARN, etc.
  Alt Coords: A system allowing entry and labeling of a second system.  For example if your current drawing is in state plane, you can easily enter values in lat/long or place updatable labels displaying the alternate system.   You can even copy the labels and the alternate coordinates update on demand.
Set System: Sets the system code for the alternate coordinate system.
Entry: Enter an alternate coordinate any time CAD is prompting for a point using the transparent 'AC command.
Label Add: Add an alternative coordinate label at multiple pick points.
Convert Lat/Long: Reads lat/long text files (DD/DMS), projects to designated coordinate system and writes to point file.
Coord Entry: Enter or pick coordinates which are projected and listed.  Convert between any two systems, even data shifts of NAD27 <> NAD83.
  DMS <> DD: Convert numeric values between degrees, minutes and seconds to degree decimal.
Elev Grid: Inserts points on a grid interval with the elevations returned by the USGS Elevation Service or Google's Elevation Service.
Excel Parse: Projects coordinates in an Excel spreadsheet and writes the projected values to adjacent columns.
GNIS Query: Uses the internet to query the Geographic Names Information System with plotting options.

Google:
Introduction: Maps & Earth exporting have options to vectorize nodal objects (like text, inserts) so that they display properly in the export. The results look like your CAD drawing inside the target!
Maps Export: Displays selected geometry in Google Maps (in your default web browser).
Earth Export: Select objects in the drawing and they appear in running Google Earth.
● Exports survey points as placemarks.
● Creates layers in GE matching CAD layers.
● Generates automatic vertices along curved objects.
● Exports 3dFace objects at the proper elevation, including building faces.
● Use Symbol Mapping to place different PNG images on different blocks.
Get Earth Image: Gets the current Google Earth image and places it into the drawing.
Get Earth View: Sets Google Earth view to extents of current (system assigned) drawing.
Set Earth View: Sets the CAD viewport to match the current Google Earth view.
MapWorks Image Symbols Video Image Symbols: Go straight from your GPS enabled camera to CAD!  Locates symbols representing GPS Photos (with EXIF data) directly from images.  Creates a hyperlink to the image, projects to drawing system, rotates to view (if bearing data exists), and more.
  Open Street Maps:
Import: Imports OpenStreetMap geometry by simply windowing an area inside the drawing.
Set View: Displays OpenStreetMap in your browser with the current drawings viewport..
Set System: Sets the coordinate system for current drawing.  This information is saved inside the drawing.
Tracker: Tracks the coordinates of the CAD cursor in multiple coordinate systems.  Optionally outputs coordinates on ID command ending.
Transform: Projects a selection set of geometry from one coordinate system to another in the current drawing.
MapWorks Web Image (TMS/WMS) Video Web Image: Builds insertable images from web sources such as TMS (Tile Map Service) and WMS (Web Map Service) servers.  In TMS mode you can produce plan view maps, satellite imagery or terrain images.  In WMS mode you can specify any server, get its capabilities and generate an image of a specified pixel size from selected layers.
Tools
  3dFace:
  Area Summary: Returns the surface (slope) area of a selection set of 3dFaces.
  Draw Normals: Draw line objects representing the face normals or triangular faces.
  Set Direction: Set the direction of a selection set to clockwise or counterclockwise.
  SubDivide: Subdivides selected 3dFaces into smaller units for smoothing.
  Block:
  Scale/Rotate: Processes a selection set at their insertion points.
  Attr Flip/Move: Great for maintaining readability on labels.
  Elevate by Attr: Sets the elevation of inserts by the value of one of its attributes.
 

 

Curves:
Calculator: Dialog based tool to calculate all curve parameters based on two known values.
  Complement: Generates the complement for a selected arc.

Controlled Fit: Generates a fit arc or circles through multiple points.  Toggle or control weights with interactive feedback of the curve results.
  Pnt, Pnt, Pnt: Draws an arc object though three picked points in any direction.
Pnt, Tan, Tan: Draws an arc through a point with two selected tangent segments.
  Quick Fit: Draws a fit arc through multiple picked points along path.
  Rad, Pnt, Pnt: Generates an arc object from known endpoints and radius.
  Radius, Direction: Generates an arc object based on known Radius, Direction In/Out.
  Tangent: Draws a tangent arc from the endpoint of a selected line/polyline segment.
Draw:
Map Grid: Draws a map grid with optional lines/tics and labels.
Network Buffer: Creates buffer polylines around line network.
  Point File: Draws the contents of an X,Y,Z ascii file as points.
  Polyline Midway: Generates a polyline midway between two selected polylines.
Slope Lines: Draws three dimensional slope lines between two linear objects with optional slope arrows.
  Traverse: Draw polylines by distances and numerous angle options.
Elevate:
  Pick Object: Quick change elevation by selecting objects with proper elevation.
Image:
  Capture & Insert: Captures the CAD viewport (in tiles) and inserts the captures as an image object.
EXIF Editor: Make changes to the EXIF (extended information) properties of an image file.  Add GPS information to images files without those fields.
MapWorks Image Inspect Video Link Inspect: Shows linked images in a resizable preview window as you move the crosshair over objects (such as polyline house outlines) containing links.
  Insert World: Inserts multiple TIF/JPG/PNG/SID images based on world files.
  Make World: Creates a World TFW/JGW/PGW/SDW file from a selected image (even rotated).
  World KeyDwgs: Creates multiple drawings with instance of single world image.
  Labels:
  Coordinate: Labels coordinates at picked points with user customizable block. Values update on regen if moved/copied, etc.
  Curve 1 Pick: Labels a curve at picked point on arc/polyarc segments.
  Curve 3 Points: Labels curve data based on any three picked points.
  Dir/Dist 1 Pick: Labels direction/distance with one pick on linear segment.
  Dir/Dist 2 Points: Labels direction & distance with two endpoint picks.
  Linear Objects: Labels direction/distance, curve parameters and area (if closed) on a selection set.
  Polyline Data: Labels area/perimeter data on a selection set of closed polylines.
  Line:
  Best Fit: Creates a best fit line (using Linear Regression) through multiple points.
Edit Dir/Dist: Edit the direction and distance of a line while holding the begin or end points.
  Tangent: Draws a tangent line from the endpoint of a selected arc/polyarc segment.
Linetypes:
Manager: Quickly create symbolic linetypes (arrows, bullets, numbers, shapes, etc) or text based linetypes based on characters you enter.
Parking: Draw parking lot lines in rapid automation (see flash demo at left).
Polyline:
  Detail Report: Displays coordinates, direction/distance and curve details with summary information.
4-Pt Subdivide: Subdivides a four point polyline, useful in PLSS systems.
  Auto Connect: Automatically connect points and blocks to form new polyline.
Building Close: Closes a selection set of building polylines by adding the back corner.
  Change Origin: Changes the origin of a selected polyline.
  Check Closing: Evaluates and fixes incorrect closing on a selection set of polylines.
  Densify: Densify LW/2D/3D polylines by specifying distance.
  Join Segments: Join multiple polylines, lines, and arcs to form multiple polylines.
  Mark:
Centroids: Temporary marker at the centroid of a selection set of polylines
Origin/Dir: Temporary origin and direction marker on a selection set of polylines.
Vertices: Temporary marker on all vertices of a selection set of polylines.
  Project Vertices: Projects the vertices of a source polyline to intersect a target polyline.
  Remove Arcs: Convert arcs to multi-chord approximations in a selections set using middle ordinate parameter.
  Report: Displays details such as coordinates, direction/distance and curve details with summary information.
  Reverse: Reverse the segments of a selection set of polylines.
  Validate: Checks a selection set of polylines for self intersection and other problems.
Vertex:
Delete: Deletes a polyline vertex by picking near it.
Edit: Dialog edit the coordinates and elevation of a polyline vertex.
Insert: Inserts a polyline vertex by picking point and insertion segment.
  Weed Vertices: Weed (remove) unnecessary vertices in a selection set of polylines.
Polyline3D:
  2D-3D by Points: Converts 2D/LW polylines to 3DPolys using adjacent nodes with optional transition.
  2D-3D by Isect: Converts 2D/LW polylines to 3DPolys using intersections with other objects.
  Break At Elevation: Breaks a selected 3dPoly at a specified elevation along a segment.
  Grade Report: Displays a detailed report of slopes, grades, ratios, distances, etc.
  Convert to LW: Converts a selection set of 3DPolys to LWPoly.
  Fillet3d: Fillets a selection set of 3dPolys with corner rounding options.
  Offset: Offsets a 3dPolyline by a specified horz/vert distance.
  Mark Elevations: Marks all points of a specified elevation along a selection set of 3dPolylines.
  Slant/Grade: Adjusts elevations of 3Dpoly proportional to assigned endpoint elevations.
  Tag Editor: Edit 3DPoly vertices by changing text tags.







PolyContour:
  Assign Elev: Assigns elevations to polyline contours by simply striking a line across the polylines.  Turn a large flat topo drawing into a workable 3D contour drawing in a matter of minutes!
Delete Int: Deletes intermediate polyline contours.  Reduce a dataset for quicker processing when intermediate contours are not important.
Edit Elevations: Edit the elevations of polylines in a table with sorting and factor application commands.
Label Elevations: Label polyline contours using CAD text linetypes.  As the polyline is edited, the label moves with the changes.
Layer Index: Assigns polyline contours to specific layers based on its elevation value.  Useful for layerizing a contour map with no (or improper) layer assignments.
Volumes: Displays average contour area volumes from selected polylines.
Extended Data
MapWorks Label Slopes Video Draw: Draw geometry (hatches, mtext, inserts) based on values in extended data.
Manager: Allows xdata management operations across a selection set of objects.
Edit: Edits the MapWorks extended entity data on a single object.  Dockable palette automatically shows extended data when one object is selected.
 

Alignments

Tag Info: Assigns/edits centerline tag information such as name, beginning station.
Block Place: Places user blocks at station/offset positions with ability to populate attribute from source data.
Label Edges: Add string template based station/offset labels to alignment/sheet edges.
  Label Offsets: Label station/offsets values of individual points or a selection set of linear objects.  Labels are linked to the alignment so they update if moved or copied.
Point Import: Import points from text files containg station/offset information.
Report: Generates a detailed report with alignment information with option to include ROW points with calculated station/offset and description.
Sample: Scans left/right at specified stations for intersection of relative figures.
Station: Labels alignments with station marks and other relevant information.
Zoom: Zooms to a specified station on a selected alignment.
 


 

 Parcels

MapWorks Deed Input Input: Allows the input of deed calls (bearing/distance) along with curve options.  All input is on the number pad for fast entry and the results are drawn as each segment is completed.  You can save your input at any time, make changes and replay the script in case of bad input.
Manager: Used to create named parcels from unnamed geometry.
Report: Generates detailed parcel reports with user controlled columns.
Summary: Generates a consolidated report about multiple parcels.
MapWorks Deed Reader Reader: Open a RTF, HTM or TXT file containing a legal description (or paste text from clipboard) and with a single click, the bearings & distances are parsed to a grid with coordinates and closure calculated.  Most curves are detected, including support for radial-in, radial-out.  For stubborn segments, our curve calculator is one click away.  Once closure is acceptable another click draws the boundary in CAD.
Writer: Creates highly customizable Legal Descriptions directly from LDT/C3D Parcels or CAD geometry. Contains a fully featured word processor, or you can export the description to Microsoft Word in a single click.  When working in Land Desktop or Civil3D, the project parcels are immediately available on our parcels tab, no importing or conversion necessary!
 
Instant Results: Immediately upon selecting objects or a defined parcel, the results are shown to the right in our HTML compatible editor.
Real Closure: This small box in the lower left of the dialog is potentially the most important. As each description is being generated, the calls created are collected to calculate closure. These calls are re-traversed, as if the calls were manually entered into a traverse routine to check closure.
Objects Support: For quick legals, you can simply select a closed polyline or a collection of lines and arcs to form the boundary.
Commencement Paths: When you need to describe how to get to the beginning of the description, you can choose a multi-segment polyline or a collection of lines and arcs.
Acquire Descriptions: When the Legal Description Writer dialog appears, it collects all the potential descriptions from the drawing. This includes text and mtext objects, along with description attributes from AECC points or point blocks.

When the legal is being created, and it gets to the end of a line/curve segment, it looks through the potential description collection for the closest description found. If it's within the designated distance, it is placed in the body of the legal (using the [PntDesc] field).

Expression Fields: Dozens of fields are defined to use as placeholders for everything from ArcLength to Time.  Click the details button to the left for the full list.
Alignment Support: Fields are included allowing corners to reference a designated alignment.  You can include the alignment name, the side (left/right) and the station and offset in the description.
Other:
  Number
Words:
Instead of using digits for the results, you can choose to use number words.
  Cardinal
Directions:
The [CardMaj] keyword returns four increments being Northerly, Easterly, Southerly, or Westerly. The [CardMin] keyword will return these four as well as Northeasterly, Southeasterly, Southwesterly, and Northwesterly.
Defaults: Set default values for legal descriptions.  Easily build string templates by typing, then choose your fields with a pulldown that explains what each keyword is.  With our template design with fields, you have total control over the results. You control every word of every sentence, including subtle details like bold, underline, etc.
 
   

 Points

  Introduction:
AutoCAD
& Compatible
AutoFormat: Optionally specify multiple description codes to match.  When matched, the program will format the points as you have determined including placing the insert and all point attributed on specific layers.  You can also scale (relative to the main insert scale) and rotate the point.
  Raw/Full: A Description Replacement Table allows for separate raw/full point descriptions.  In other words use IP in the raw description and it generates Iron Pin in the full description.  Point report contains optional columns for both.
Civil3D Names: You can use point based tools in point name or point number modes.

Auto Draw: Automatically connects field points with 2D or 3D linework and symbols.  Generates 2DPoly, 2DPolyFit, 3DPoly, Spline or C3D feature objects as controlled by the user for each code.

● Supports Autodesk Fieldbook, Carlson FTF, Eagle Point Coding, Trimble TGO, AASHTO SDMS Figure Code or Generic Connect methods.
● Works straight from selected point objects in the drawing or an external point file.
● Handles curve codes to form arc segments on 2DPolys or automatically graded segmented 3DPolys.
● Establish reusable definition files for different projects or clients.

Groups: Manage point groups including adding, deleting, renaming and more.  Quickly add/remove points by description match, elevation range, inside linear object or window, number range, etc.

Traverse: Allows typed entry of raw traverse data and importing from multiple formats.  User configurable editor allows quick and easy entry of traverses in angle right, azimuth, deflection, bearing & distance and more.  Define loops and calculate closure.  Plots resulting points and optional traverse and sideshot lines.  Imports raw data files.
 
● MapWorks Raw Data (*.drd)
● AASHTO SDMS Project (*.prj)
● Autodesk Fieldbook (*.fbk)
  ● Leica GSI Raw Data (*.gsi)
● Topcon FC-6/GTS-7 (*.gts7)
● Tripod Data Systems (*.rw5)
  Add:
Single: Add single points based on known or picked coordinates.
  Interpolated: Creates all qualifying points on line using two points, beginning elevation and increment.
Difference: Calculates & places points with calculated elevation difference between point and a surface.
Radial: Add multiple points at a specified distance around a point.
Offsets on Line: Add multiple points that are offsets of a line defined by two points.
On Grid: Add multiple points evenly spaced on a rectangular grid.
On Intersections: Add multiple points at the intersections of linear geometry.
  On Line: Add multiple points (with interpolated elevation) between two points.
On Objects: Add multiple points on the vertices of CAD objects.
  On Slope: Add a point at a picked location with elevation calculated at designated slope.
  Convert:
Blocks: Converts blocks in the current drawing to application points.
Text: Converts text objects in the drawing to application points with the ability to obtain the coordinates from adjacent geometry such as points, inserts, circles or even crossing lines.
  Display:
  Rotate at Node: Rotates selected points at their insertion point.
  Zoom All: Zooms the display to show all points.
Zoom To: Zooms to a specified point with controllable scale factor.
  Edit:
Average: Averages selected points with analysis allowing creation of average point.
Clusters: Analyzes multiple clusters of points and removes all but one point in each cluster.
Delete Dups: Deletes duplicates points based on same or close coordinates.
  Elevation Offset: Raises (or lowers) a selection set of points by a specified amount.
  GeomSnap: Moves points that have a position on or very near existing geometry to the designated snap (such as endpoint).
Match: Performs a rotation, scale and translate based on two pairs of points.
Organize: Organize points into layers and/or groups while optionally assigning styles.
Rotate: Rotates points with rotation angle optionally calculated from reference and target points.
Scale: Scales selected points allowing independent XYZ scale factors.
Snap (Line): Moves points perpendicular to designated linear segments, snapping the point to the line.
Snap (Geometry): Snaps points to nearby geometry with XYZ acquire options.
Spreadsheet: Allows single or mass changes to point data in a spreadsheet grid.
Translate: Translates selected points with (optionally calculated) delta xyz values.
  File:
Combine: Combines multiple point files into a single target file.
Compare: Compares two point files with detailed comparison report.
Convert Multiple: Converts multiple point files to a designated target format.
Convert Text: Converts a single text file (space, comma, tab delimited) to defined format.
View/Print: Quickly view point files with details as file is clicked.
  Inquiry:
  Compare: Detailed comparison of designated points to those within search radius.
  Inverse: Inverses between points with distance, delta and slope details.
  Report: Generates detailed point reports with user controlled columns.  Includes Lat/Lon and alignment station/offset fields.
    Status: Returns information about the status of points (such as next number) in the current drawing.
Table: Places an updateable point table in the drawing (table object) and fills it with qualifying points.  Optionally include lat/long columns or reference an alignment and show station/offsets.
Import: Imports points from multiple point databases into the current drawing, including a dedicated tool for importing ESRI Shapefiles containing points.
Export: Exports designated points to supported file formats, including a dedicated tool for exporting ESRI Shapefiles with point information.
  Formats:
Load Formats   Save Formats
● AGT ProCogo Files (*.cgo;*.cgx)
● AASHTO SDMS Calculated File (*.cal)
● Autodesk Land Desktop (*.mdb)
● Autodesk Uploadable File (*.auf)
● C&G Survey Coordinates (*.crd)
● Carlson Survey/SurvCADD (*.crd)
● CivilSoft Coordinates (*.pro)
● LandXML Industry Consortium (*.xml)
● Leica GSI Coordinate Extraction (*.gsi)
● Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets (*.xls)
● Simplicity Point File (*.zak)
● TDS Binary Coordinate Files (*.cr5)
● TDS Binary JOB File (*.job)
● Trimble JOB XML File (*.jxl)
  ● Autodesk Uploadable File (*.auf)
● ASCII Text File (*.txt)
● Carlson Survey/SurvCADD (*.crd)
● CivilSoft Coordinates (*.pro)
● ESRI Shape File (*.shp)
● LandXML Industry Consortium (*.xml)
● Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets (*.xls)
● TDS (Tripod Data Systems) (*.cr5)

If you don't see your format listed, contact us.  We are always looking to add additional formats to our list.

  Transparent:
'PN2 & 'PN3: At any CAD point prompt (such as circle center) enter the short transparent command and enter a single or range of points.  Draw any CAD linear object in seconds between points!
'SO2 & 'SO3: Select a linear object and enter a station/offset.
 

 Profiles

  Label: Annotate grade, slope, or ratio of selected profile slopes by simply picking on the segment in profile view.
Objects: Creates a profile view from a path and object intersection points.  Path can be defined by picked points or a selected linear object.
Polyline: Creates a profile view from a single selected 3dPolyline.  No surfaces required, simply pick the 3dPoly and insertion point for the profile view.  If a profile view of the selected object already exists, it will be update on subsequent processing.
Sample: Creates a profile view from one (or more) sampled surfaces.  Simply designate a path and select any number of surfaces.

 Sections

Connect: Form sections in the model by automatically connecting points crossing alignments.  Quick connect of field points when sections are shot in the field, has tolerance fields for cases where the points deflect from exact right angles.
Objects: Form sections in the model by intersecting objects left/right of the alignment.  Create sections directly from contour polylines.
Sample: Form sections in the model by sampling one or more predefined surface at specified increments, including randomly specified stations.  Increments can be automatically built by station/interval or to match another series.
  Generate: Generates (or updates) section view blocks from section polylines in the model.  The block approach has numerous advantages over a loose collection of drawing objects in model space.
  Properties: Change alignment, series or station value of a section plan view polyline.
  Review: Quickly review generated sections with options for export to drawing, export image, copy to clipboard, etc.
Insert: Insert multiple sections into the drawing with options.  Create vertical stacks or sheet arrays ready for plotting.

 Surfaces

    Analysis:
Color Range: Assigns a color to a selection set of 3dFaces based on a selected parameter.
Data Report: Reports details about surfaces such as area by slope range.
Contour: Create contours from drawing objects, triangulation or grid files with options.  The resulting geometry can be polylines or splines placed into separate designated major/minor layers.  Optionally label contours automatically with linetypes that don't break the contour.  Choose from two methods, triangulation (faster) or rectangular grid (smoother).
  Convert: Reads a grid, tin, or csv points file and converts to any supported format.
Drape Objs: Drapes a selection set of objects (3DFACE, ARC, CIRCLE, ELLIPSE, IMAGE (AutoCAD only), INSERT, LINE, MTEXT, POINT, POLYLINE, SPLINE, or TEXT) onto a surface.
Grade Poly: Generates a 3DPoly at a designed grade on a surface.  After picking the initial point it shows possible directions (there is usually two) and prompt for the starting direction.  When the looking forward grade cannot be determined it prompts for direction which allows for switchbacks on steep slopes.
  Grid Create: Creates a grid file from drawing geometry or existing TIN file.  Optionally process multiple layers to create multiple surfaces.
  Grid Editor: Allows opening, single or mass edits in our spreadsheet, and saving of a grid surface.
MapWorks Label Contours Video   Label Contours: Labels contours using options such as ends, individual or multiple. The mtext objects generated are field based meaning you can move or copy and the value will change on the next regen. Using background mask, it will hide the underlying contour without any damage.
  Manager: A collection of tools to manipulate project surfaces.  Allows for statistics, exporting of Tins, Grids, and Points, etc.
Solid: Adds flat base & skirt to create a solid in STL format for apps like Flow3D.  When running in AutoCAD 2010 (or higher), or BricsCAD and ZWCAD you can create a 3dSolid directly in the drawing.
  File Review: Review surface files showing specifications with zoom, show, label options.
MapWorks Pad Design Video   Pad Design: Generates a 3d (building) pad from a simple polyline at the desired elevation, including automatic daylighting to existing ground.  Simply specify parameters and select the geometry.
Plot: Draws a grid or triangulation surface as Points, 3DLines, 3DFaces, or a 3DPolymesh with many options including limit boundaries, borders, elevation ranges, etc.  Also project coordinates between systems and do vertical exaggeration, detects many file coordinate systems automatically.
Spot Anno: Draws spot elevations, slope arrows, etc.  Includes the ability to use separate colors for positive/negative values on difference grids.
    Tin Create: Creates a triangulated irregular network file from drawing geometry.
  Volumes: Calculate grid based volumes from CAD layers with printable report.
    Other Tools:
  Tag Boundaries: Tag objects as exterior/interior boundaries to limit extents on surface models and contours, etc.
  Tag Breaklines: Tag objects as hard or soft breaklines to constrain surface models and contours, etc.
Draw Lidar Tiles: Quickly draw/label the 3D bounding box of a selection of Lidar LAS files.
  Export Points: Export unique xyz points of a select selection set of objects to a CSV file.
  Grid Reconstruct: Recreate a grid file from ortho drawing geometry such as points, lines, or 3dfaces.
  TIN Reconstruct: Recreates a TIN file from drawing geometry such as PolyMeshes or 3dFaces.
Mass Processor:
(Point Clouds)
Import or convert multiple Lidar files (including Leica Cyclone *.PTS & XYZ/XYZi) with data reducing constraints.  Isolate by bounding object or rectangle, elevation ranges, and interval.  Reduces data burden by as much as 90%+ without sacrificing quality.
    Formats:
Load Grid Formats   Save Grid Formats
● ESRI ArcView Ascii Grid (*.agr)
● ESRI ArcView Binary Grid (*.flt)
● Grid Exchange File (*.gxf)
● MapWorks Surface Grid (*.msg)
● NGA Digital Terrain Elev Data Level 0-2 (*.dt#)
● Surfer/SurvCADD Grid (*.grd)
● USGS Digital Elevation Model (*.dem)
● VTP Binary Terrain (*.bt)
  ● Carlson SurvCADD Grid (*.grd)
● Comma Separated Values XYZ (*.csv)
● Drawing Exchange File (*.dxf)
● ESRI ArcView Ascii Grid (*.agr)
● ESRI ArcView Binary Grid (*.flt)
● Grid Exchange File (*.gxf)
● MapWorks Surface Grid (*.msg)
● Surfer Ascii Grid (*.grd)
● Surfer Binary Grid (*.grd)
Load TIN Formats   Save TIN Formats
● Autodesk Binary TIN/PNT (*.tin)
● Carlson Binary TIN (*.tin)
● ESRI ArcInfo UnGenTin (*.net)
● LandXML Single Surface (*.xml)
● MapWorks Surface Tin (*.mst)
● Stereolithography Surface Mesh (*.stl)
  ● Comma Separated Values XYZ (*.csv)
● Drawing Exchange File (*.dxf)
● ESRI ArcInfo UnGenTin (*.net)
● LandXML Single Surface (*.xml)
● MapWorks Surface Tin (*.mst)
● Stereolithography Surface Mesh Ascii (*.stl)
● Stereolithography Surface Mesh Binary (*.stl)

If you don't see your format listed, contact us.  We are always looking to add additional formats to our list.

 

 Summary Information

Stay Updated: The application checks for updates and quickly downloads patches and new functionality!

Requires (one of the following):
  • AutoCAD 2007 or higher (32/64bit)
  • Autodesk Civil 3D (2007 or higher)
  • Autodesk Land Desktop (2007-2009)
  • BricsCAD v12 Pro Windows or higher
  • ZWCAD 2014 Pro or higher
 

Note: This product does not support the Softdesk North Rotation concept!

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Pricing:
Product Price AutoCAD
(2007+)
BricsCAD
(v12+ Pro)
ZWCAD
(2014 Pro)
MapWorks Suite
Alignments, Base, Parcels,
Points, Sections & Surfaces
$595

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