AutoCAD Land Desktop


F1 Help on Tooltips

Displaying context-sensitive Help topics from tooltips for Land Desktop items is not available. For example, if you click the Menu Browser button, and then hover the mouse pointer over Projects Project Manager, a tooltip for the Project Manager command is displayed. If you press the F1 button while this tooltip is displayed, the Land Desktop Help window is displayed. The right pane of the Help window displays "The page cannot be displayed".

Pressing the F1 button on tooltips for AutoCAD and Map 3D features displays a context-sensitive Help topic in the right pane of the Help window. For example, if you click the Menu Browser button, and then hover the mouse pointer over File New Sheet Set, the tooltip for the New Sheet Set command is displayed. If you press the F1 button while this tooltip is displaying, the Help topic for the NEWSHEETSET command is displayed.

Adobe Flash Is Required to View Certain Documentation Features

Adobe Flash Player is required to view the New Features Workshop and animations in the Help system.

Adobe Flash Player is no longer included as an installed component of AutoCAD Land Dekstop. When attempting to run Adobe Flash Player dependent components, such as the New Features Workshop, a dialog box will appear prompting you to install Adobe Flash Player if it is not already on your computer. If this dialog appears, click Install to install the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

Commands Not Available In Command Line History

After running a command from a menu or a toolbar, it may not be available in the command line history by using the Up arrow on the keyboard. Only a partial list of recently-used commands may be available.

As a workaround, you can right-click in the command line and click Recent Commands to access the six most recently-used commands.

Using Quick Properties Causes Pause After Selecting Object

The Quick Properties mode (QPMODE) is not enabled by default in AutoCAD Land Desktop. If you enable it, a long pause will occur the first time you select an object in an AutoCAD Land Desktop drawing session.

Display Issues For Drawings with Large Coordinates

In some situations, AutoCAD Land Desktop models may not be displayed correctly when rendered, animated, or viewed with certain visual styles. The model or parts of it disappear, do not display materials, or may appear to have holes.

Usually these errors occur if the drawing has large coordinates. If you xref the drawing into another drawing and move the origin to a lower coordinate (closer to 0,0), the viewing commands will work as expected.

To prevent these display errors

  1. Open the drawing in AutoCAD Land Desktop.
  2. Zoom to the extents of the drawing.
  3. Move the drawing cursor to the approximate center of the graphics extents.
  4. Write down the coordinates (X,Y,Z).
  5. Start a new drawing from one of the AutoCAD Land Desktop templates.
  6. Attach the original drawing as an xref.
  7. Specify the insertion location as (-X,-Y,-Z), using the coordinates you obtained in Step 4 above and entering minus (-) signs in front of each. This will result in the approximate center of the graphics extents being positioned at 0,0 when the xref is attached.
  8. Render the drawing or set your specific visual style.

AutoCAD Map 3D Help Topics

Note that some AutoCAD Map 3D Help topics that describe AutoCAD Map 3D features that refer to menus and options that are not available in Land Desktop, or that are available from a different menu. An example of this is importing DGNs. The AutoCAD Map 3D Help topic "Overview of Importing Files" indicates that under the File menu Import, there is a Vector File option. In AutoCAD Land Desktop, this feature is available from the Map menu Tools Import.

Note that the AutoCAD Map 3D tutorials are located in \Program Files\AutoCAD Land Desktop 2009\Help\Map 3D Tutorials. The AutoCAD Map 3D Help topics and tutorials reference this location for the AutoCAD Map 3D tutorials: \Program Files\AutoCAD Map 3D 2009\Help\Map 3D Tutorials.