Spatial Manager™ for AutoCAD

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Spatial Manager™ for AutoCAD
Screenshot of Spatial Manager™ for AutoCAD
Authors: Opencartis, S.L.
Website: http://www.spatialmanager.com/spm-forautocad/
Source code: http://
Version: 3.2.0 (2016-02-05)
License: proprietary ($129,00 - $299,00)
Platforms: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
Programming language: C#

Powerful AutoCAD plug-in. Imports, exports and manages spatial data in a simple, fast and inexpensive way. Includes its own OSM data provider

Introduction

Spatial Manager™ for AutoCAD is a powerful AutoCAD plug-in designed for AutoCAD users who need to import, export and manage spatial data in a simple, fast and inexpensive way, which includes many possibilities not seen so far in AutoCAD. It comes in a lightweight application that runs inside AutoCAD and allows the user to import and export geospatial data between AutoCAD drawings and geospatial files, data servers or data stores

Notes:

- The access to spatial data servers and stores is available on the "Standard" and "Professional" editions only

- The Export function is available on the "Professional" edition only

- The full managing of spatial data functionality and the background Maps are available on the "Standard" and "Professional" editions only


Spatial Manager™ for AutoCAD preview screen


Main features

  • General
    • Import/export spatial data into/from AutoCAD drawings
    • Transformation of coordinates when importing or exporting
    • Background image Maps from Bing, OpenStreeMap, Mapbox, Ordnance Survey, etc.
    • XDATA / Extended Entity Data (EED)
      • Viewer palette
        • Also shows some other data as the Blocks properties (Name and Attributes), Layer, geometric properties, etc.
      • Edit values directly in the palette
      • Hyperlinks
      • Managing data structure
        • Define, modify, and delete tables and fields
        • Attaching objects to a table
        • Detaching objects from their tables
        • Selecting the objects attached to a table

  • Import processes
    • Objects imported into a new or open drawing
    • Basic target layer or new target layers using a field value
    • Use blocks for points and centroids
      • Select the name of the Block according to the value of a field
      • Block insertion parameters from field values
    • Polygon fills and transparencies
    • Polygon centroids
    • Labeling objects while importing
    • Spatial filter to import only the objects in the current view
    • Import polygons using "MPolygon" objects, even on basic AutoCAD
    • Elevation and thickness from field values
    • Import data from tables as XDATA / Extended Entity Data (EED)
    • Speed up the processes skipping some wizard steps
    • Use the intuitive palette options or the quick import function
    • Save Tasks to replay the import processes so many times as desired

  • Export processes
    • Objects exported to geospatial files or servers
    • Select the objects to be exported
    • Option to treat the closed polylines as polygons
    • Options to export the Handle, the Layer and the Elevation of the objects
    • Option to export the Name and the Attributes of the Block References
    • Option to export Text objects and their basic properties (Rotation and Height)
    • Automatic complex geometric operations
    • Filtering of incompatible objects

  • Data sources
    • Manage your own shortcuts
    • Access to spatial data files (SHP, GPX, KML, OSM, PBF, MIF/MID, TAB, E00, SQLite, SDF, ASCII points, GML, XML, etc.)
    • Manage your User Data Sources
    • Access to spatial database servers (SQL Server, PostGIS, etc.)
    • Access to other connections (WFS, ODBC points or WKB - Excel, Access, dBase,...-, etc.)

Notes:

- The access to spatial data servers and stores, the XDATA/Extended Entity Data (EED) and the Background Maps are available on the "Standard" and "Professional" editions only

- The Export function and the Tasks technology are available on the "Professional" edition only

- "MPolygons" are available for all compatible Autodesk products (even on basic AutoCAD) except for any v.2010 product

- You can optionally prevent the automatic activation of the "Geolocation" Tab in the AutoCAD Ribbon, because it may interfere with the functionality of the new Background Maps and other applications or AutoCAD functions (use SPMOPTIONS)


To get a first preview of the application, please watch this video: https://youtu.be/GbgPGfi4iFE


To experiment the EXPORT capabilities on the 'Professional' edition, please watch these videos:


To take a look at the TASKS technology on the 'Professional' edition, please watch this video:

To learn how is working the DIRECT DATA EDITION and how to MANAGE the DATA STRUCTURE (on the 'Standard' and 'Professional' editions), please watch the following videos:

To know more about the attractive and useful BACKGROUND MAPS (on the 'Standard' and 'Professional' editions), please watch the following videos:

To know how to LABEL the objects WHILE IMPORTING, please watch this video:

To know how to Use the BLOCKS WHEN IMPORTING, please watch this video::