These tutorials teach you how to draw an AutoCAD map as created by land surveyors of the campus of South Louisiana Community College .
The tutorials are used in the Civil, Survey, and Mapping Dept. at SLCC.
=0.0= ADMINSTRATIVE DOCUMENTS
-0.1- Role with dates of tests
-0.3- Academic Calendar
=1.0= PROJECT MAPS
-1.1- Square Traverses – Video Tutorial 2
-1.2- Complex Shapes – Video Tutorial 2
-1.3- Campus Traverse – Video Tutorial 12
-1.4- Campus Traverse – Video Tutorial 16
-1.5- Folio 7 – Basic Labeling Tools
-1.6- Folio 7 – Advanced Labeling Tools
-1.7- Folio 7 – Pen Weight – Back and White Example
-1.8- Folio 7 – Pen Weight – Color Example
-1-.9- Folio 7 – Labeling and Display Fonts
-2.1- Test#1 (2020) for practice – Text of the commands used in Videos 01 to 03
-2.2- Test#1 (2020) for practice – An example of a test covering Vidoes 01 to 03.
The videos are used to teach how to perform a simple traverse from a key board and a complex traverse with data points collected in the field and then imported into AutoCAD using Folio7, the AutoCAD plug-in written by the instructor.
This is the link to all tutorial videos: CAD_Video_Tutorials
The individual tutorials are listed below.
The sequence of FOLIO7 commands are OPEN, APPLOAD (application load), ISEE, DIST (distance), INS (insert), M (move), EXP (explode), CIVDIM (civil dimension), and UNIT.
Some computers have been misconfigured for inserting blocks at the correct scale. If that happen, then read about the solution and fix the problem here.
The sequence of commands are TRAV (traverse) and BD (bearing distance).
Read some documentation here about changing object properties and the PICKADD sys var.
=3.0= DATA FILES=
The class policies and the academic calendar along with a copy of the the class role. The dates of the tests, holidays, and regular class periods are shown.
Access all of these directories and then select the files to be downloaded, including ones not listed here.
The AutoCAD DWG file showing a completed simple traverse created from the keyboard
The AutoCAD DWG file showing a completed complex traverse calculated using points gathered by the total station. Additional files are the google map aerial that is imported into he CAD file as an under layer to the traverse. The excel file that is imported using the Folio7 plug-in is also in this directory.
The AutoCAD plug-in created by the instructor to draw in AutoCAD and import XY coordinates form Excel into AutoCAD. The program is written in Auto-LISP. Indexes to kinds of commands and their use can be reviewed here on this website
The completed PDF plots as needed during the course.
Examples of previous CAD Test
06_Campus Street Maps
This project teaches you how to utilize Google Map aerials photos in Autocad.
(Nearly) all of the CAD files in used in this course and described in this document EXCEPT the video files, which are downloaded individually and separately because of their size.