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So I've been seeing some chatter on the Autodesk and AUGI forums about adding a provider to the Data Connections in Map.
Here is a process specifically for Map 2010 64 bit and the ArcSDE data connection. The reason this FDO provider did not exist at the release time of Map 2010, was that on the ArcGIS side of things, a 64 bit provider not available. I believe a service pack for ArcSDE was released and a provider was included. The good news is, we can now add this provider to Map 2010 :)
Note: this is NOT necessary in either version (32 or 64 bit) of Map 2011, and this does NOT apply to any other releases of Map other than 2010 64 bit!
1. Copy the following dll files: pe.dll, pg.dll, sde.dll from your install of ArcGIS 9.3.1 64-bit install. 2. Paste these dll files into the FDO/bin directory of AutoCAD Map 3D 2010. 3. Open the providers.xml located in C:\Program Files\AutoCAD Map 3D 2010\FDO\bin in Notepad. 4. Edit the providers.xml by adding the following information:
<FeatureProvider> <Name>OSGeo.ArcSDE.3.5</Name> <DisplayName>OSGeo FDO Provider for ArcSDE </DisplayName> <Description>Read/write access to an ESRI ArcSDE-based data store, using Oracle and SQL Server. </Description> <IsManaged>False</IsManaged> <Version>126.96.36.199</Version> <FeatureDataObjectsVersion>188.8.131.52</FeatureDataObjectsVersion> <LibraryPath>ArcSDEProvider.dll</LibraryPath> </FeatureProvider>
5. Save the providers.xml file (keep the same name!) 6. Restart Map for changes to take effect
And connect away :) CAD and GIS Interoperability at it's finest!
Today (11/17.10) is World GIS Day! This day is part of the celebrations to promote Geography Awareness Week a geographic literacy initiative sponsored by the National Geographic Society.
GIS day events will be held in 59 countries across the world.
So…what is this GIS thing anyway - you should know if you are visiting this blog, but I'll humor you anyways :) Geographic information systems (GIS) or geospatial information systems is a set of tools that captures, stores, analyzes, manages, and presents data that are linked to location ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geographic_information_system)
Simply put, GIS touches our world (excuse the pun) and this week is a celebration of all geography/GIS related . We either take GIS for granted or don’t know what is (or care!) but whether you know it or not it is highly likely that some form of GIS technology has been used directly or indirectly to help plan, manage or create everything around you. From the in car navigation systems to logistics planning for supermarket deliveries. From natural resource management to iPhone photograph mapping (try it)
Did you know that Autodesk has really incredible GIS technology, solutions and customer stories? (www.autodesk.com/gis)
To celebrate GIS Day, Subject Matter experts from Autodesk - Michael Schlosser , Neal Niemiec and Pete Southwood have created a short on demand webcast entitled ‘Information Modeling for the GIS Professional’or BIM for GIS at www.autodesk.com/bimforgis.
I encourage you to check these out, tweet, blog and retweet about it all to help us celebrate World GIS Day!
Hot off the press - MGE 2011 Update 1 is out for Windows. You can get the downloads here. For all of you Linux users, don't fret - the Linux download should be available in early November, check the Autodesk website for updates.
With the new release of the Subscription Advantage Pack for Map 2011 that includes the new FDO provider for ArcGIS, I thought I'd take a few minutes to list a few troubleshooting tips for making your connections to SDE databases.
First off, congrats for living on the edge and taking a risk. By taking on the challenge of leveraging your GIS data in your CAD environment directly from the GIS repository definitely earns you kudos in my book!
Ok, now down to the good stuff. Here is my Top 5 list for troubleshooting SDE connections from Map:
1) Is your version of SDE supported? The list below is the supported versions of SDE for Map 2011:
• ArcSDE 9.1
• ArcSDE 9.2
• ArcSDE 9.3
• ArcSDE 9.3.1 – NEW for 2011!
2) Wondering what version of AutoCAD Map 3D supports what versions of SDE?
Map 2008 – ArcSDE 9.1*
Map 2009 – supports ArcSDE 9.1 and 9.2
Map 2010 - supports ArcSDE 9.1, 9.2, 9.3
Map 2011 – supports ArcSDE 9.1, 9.2, 9.3 and 9.3.1.
Also have the ability to add the new FDO provider for ArcGIS that is part of the Subscription Advantage Pack for Map 2011, this provides access to ArcGIS geodatabases included PGDB, FBDB and SDE geodatabases (32 bit OS option only at this time)
*Note: The FDO Provider for ArcSDE included with AutoCAD Map 3D 2008 can be updated with an open source version that will enable connections to ArcSDE 9.2. Visit the OSGeowebsite to download the provider and installation instructions and see the Autodesk technical white paper FDO Data Access Technology - New FDO Providers at www.autodesk.com/fdo for further information.
3) Are the necessary dll files from the ESRI software copied and pasted into this directory? C:\Program Files\AutoCAD Map 3D 2010\FDO\bin
Required dll files are:
4) Unsure of server name, instance name, or login credentials?
Server name can either be the server name of where the SDE service is running, or the IP address. If the server name is your desired choice, you will need to
Instance name is the port number the SDE service is using, the default is 5151. Check with your GIS manager if the default does not work, they may have used another port number.
Login credentials are set within the SDE database (either Oracle or SDE), you can get this info from your GIS manager. The username and password are NOT your Windows login credentials! Don't assume you have a user account set up.
Common error message when you don't have all 3 of these elements correct:
5) Trying to use a Direct Connect to SDE?
Here is an example of the prep work you need to do to make a successful direct connections to SDE using a SQL Server database. The same process is outlined in the HELP for Map 3D 2011. Please note that this is NOT an option while using the new FDO provider for ArcGIS as parf of the Map 2011 Subscription Advantage Pack, ONLY with the out-of-the box FDO ArcSDE connection.
1. Set up connections to the underlying databases. Install the SQL Native client software on the client machine where you run AutoCAD Map 3D. Open the SQL Server port (for example, 1433) on the database machine firewall. Set the target SQL Server database to support remote connect. Test your connection to the target database using SQL Server Management Studio.
2. Copy additional DLL files into the fdo\bin directory. Because the connection does not use the separate ArcSDE server process, the client needs additional ArcSDE libraries. These DLL files are available in the ArcSDE SDK.
3. Adjust the connection parameters. Server name: Specify the server name or the IP address. Instance name: If you use the default instance of MSSQLSERVER, enter sde:sqlserver:<servername>. Otherwise, enter sde:sqlserver:<servername>\<instance_name>. User name/password: Specify the user name that is valid for the SQL Server database. Datastore: Enter the datastore name manually, for example, sde. Version: Enter the version manually. It defaults to the root version if you do not specify the version.
And finally, here are some known limitations while using the SDE connections within Map -
FDO Provider for ArcSDE must abide by limitations of the ArcSDE technology to which it connects.
The ArcSDE API does not support the following advanced functionality found in the ArcObjects API and the newer ArcGIS Server API:
Advanced geometries, such as Bezier curves and ellipses
If ArcSDE encounters curved segments, it will automatically tessellate them
No support for Raster files within an ArcSDE database - Must move Raster files to a windows folder to utilize them in Map 3D, and use the Raster FDO provider
So keep up the great CAD and GIS integration, it's what makes AutoCAD Map 3D such a great tool for CAD and GIS users!