Monday, June 17, 2013

Mapping Magic in Civil 3D 2014

This feature is only talked about in the context of AutoCAD but, because AutoCAD is part of Civil 3D, Civil 3D has it too.  Now it's not included in the Civil 3D user interface so you'll need to use the command line.

  1. Sign in to Autodesk 360
  2. use the GEOGRAPHICLOCATION command to tell the feature where you are
  3. use the GEOMAP command to bring in an aerial, road, or hybrid image.
You can look, but don't touch - the image is for looking only, it can't be "extracted" and saved as an image file, or even plotted.  But it's nice to have!  Maybe future releases will have more capability.

Click the image below to check out the video:

Thanks to @C3Dish for pointing me in the right direction on this one.


  1. Awful. Atleast in 2013 with Project Basejump you could print the aerial.

  2. Wait, really? You can't print the map? What kind of worthless tease is that?