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Orbit 3DM Plugin for Autodesk AutoCAD Map

This page describes the Orbit 3D Mapping Plugin for AutoCAD Map.

Download and Install

See Requirements for Orbit 3DM Viewer and Plugins.

Download the AutoCAD Map plugin installer from the Orbit website,

Install Orbit Plugin

  • Double click the .exe file and follow the steps of the wizard until you can click on Finish.
  • The 'OrbitGT' tab is added to the AutoCAD Map software.
    • If the tab does not appear, type in the commando: 'OrbitGTPlugin' and see if you can run the application and the tab appears
    • If the above does not work, run the commando: 'netload' and choose the following file: C:\Program Files\Orbit GT\Orbit GT 3DM Plugin for AutoCAD MAP\plugin_3dm_autocadmap.dll

Version 22.7

The version in the URL is 19.10 but the current source code is version 22.7.

Orbit 3D Mapping Toolbar for AutoCAD Map

When launching the Orbit 3D Mapping Viewer from the toolbar in AutoCAD Map, a new tab will be opened in the default browser of the user. If there is no window active yet in that browser, then a new window will be launched. The new window shows the 3D Mapping Viewer Welcome page.

On opening a publication or viewer, the Footprints of the opened resources and Field of Views are made visible in AutoCAD Map and are updated when they are changed in the 3D Mapping Viewer.

Option to disable the visibility of Orbit layers (Footprints, Field of Views and Measurements) in AutoCAD Map.

Pick location
Pick a location on the map canvas in AutoCAD Map to refocus all opened Views and the Reference View in the Orbit 3D Mapping Viewer to the chosen location.

This option gives the possibility to visualize features from an external layer on the 3D Mapping Viewer. The features are visualized in the 3D Mapping Viewer using standard formatting. And a new resource is added to the Resources Feature Sidebar.

Steps to be followed:

  • Select one or more features in AutoCAD Map from which the overlay should be made.
  • Click the button to visualize the selected features as an overlay on the Orbit 3D Mapping Viewer.
  • Add new features to the existing overlay: Make a new selection in AutoCAD Map (from the same layer or another) and visualize them on the 3D Mapping Viewer. A combination of different layer types is possible.
  • Clear the complete overlay: Click on the button in the toolbar without selecting any features in AutoCAD Map.

This option gives the possibility to save measurements from the Orbit 3D Mapping Viewer in an existing layer in AutoCAD Map.

Steps to be followed:

  • Add a layer to AutoCAD Map or use layer 0.
  • Make sure the layer you which to save features in is the active layer.
  • Execute a measurement in the Orbit 3D Mapping Viewer. While measuring, the measurement object is visualized in AutoCAD Map as part of the active layer.
  • Click the button in Plugin to add the measurement object to the active layer in AutoCAD Map.

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Last modified:: 2023/01/09 12:48