CAD Maps

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

-0.2- Syllabus

-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= TEST

-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.

=3=VIDEO TUTORIALS 

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.


Folio_7_Auto_CAD_Tutorial_01_How_to_setup_a_Surveying_Sheet_1x0

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.


Folio_7_Auto_CAD_Tutorial_02_How_to_do_a_traverse_and_Label_Bearings_&_distances_1x0

The sequence of commands are TRAV (traverse) and BD (bearing distance).


Folio_7_Auto_CAD_Tutorial_03_How_set_the_size_of_lettering_to_Font_points_1x0


Folio_7_Auto_CAD_Tutorial_04_How_to_create_a_pen_weight_Table_using_object_colors_1x0


Folio_7_Auto_CAD_Tutorial_05_How_to_plot_to_pdf_1x0


Folio_7_Auto_CAD_Tutorial_06_How_to_export_Survey_points_from_an_excel_spreadsheet_into_Auto_CAD_using_Folio7_1x0


Folio_7_Auto_CAD_Tutorial_06_How_to_export_Survey_points_from_an_excel_spreadsheet_into_Auto_CAD_using_Folio7_1x0


Folio_7_Auto_CAD_Tutorial_07_How_to_download_Folio7_&_Pointsin


Folio_7_Auto_CAD_Tutorial_08_How_to_import_points_from_Excel_into_AutoCAD_using_Folio7_and_Pointsin_1x0


Folio_7_Auto_CAD_Tutorial_09_How_to_do_a_traverse_without_using_layer_with_folio7_1x0


Folio_7_Auto_CAD_Tutorial_10_How_to_do_a_traverse_using_layer_with_folio7_1x0


Folio_7_Auto_CAD_Tutorial_11_How_to_scale_a_template_around_a_traverse_1x0

Folio_7_Auto_CAD_Tutorial_12_How_to_label_bearings_&_Distances_using_FOLIO7_on_large_traverse_1x0


Folio_7_Auto_CAD_Tutorial_13_How_to_import_a_scale_Bar_1x0


Folio_7_Auto_CAD_Tutorial_14_How_to_place_arrows_at_intersections_ofg_a_Traverse_1x0


Folio_7_Auto_CAD_Tutorial_15_how_to_calculate_acreage_within_a_Traverse_1x0


Folio_7_Auto_CAD_Tutorial_16_How_to_plot_the_final_drawaing_1x0


Folio_7_Auto_CAD_Tutorial_17_How_to_export_a_traverse_into_Arc_map_1x0


Folio_7_Tutorial_18_How_to_change_object_properties

Read some documentation here about changing object properties and the PICKADD sys var. 


=3.0= DATA FILES=

00_admin

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.

slcc_cad directory

Access all of these directories and then select the files to be downloaded, including ones not listed here.


01_simple_traverse

The AutoCAD DWG file showing a completed simple traverse created from the keyboard


02_SLCC_Site_Traverse

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.


03_Folio_7

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


04_pdf

The completed PDF plots as needed during the course.


05_Test 

Examples of previous CAD Test 


06_Campus Street Maps

This project teaches you how to utilize Google Map aerials photos in Autocad.


07_zip_all_cad

(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.