Spatial Manager™ for ZWCAD

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''- The full managing of spatial data functionality and the 'Background Maps' are available in the "Standard" and "Professional" editions only''
 
''- The full managing of spatial data functionality and the 'Background Maps' are available in the "Standard" and "Professional" editions only''
  
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''- The Terrains functionality is available in the "Professional" edition only''
  
[[image:SPM_ZWCAD.png|720px|Spatial Manager™ for ZWCAD preview screen]]
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''- Some functions or options may not be available in older versions. Please review the [[Spatial_Manager%E2%84%A2_for_ZWCAD#FAQs | instructions and notes in each FAQs section]] because they describe the functional limitations for these versions''
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''- Some components in the images on this page (providers, names, windows look, etc.) may be slightly different from those that will appear on your computer''
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[[image:SPM_ZWCAD.png|900px|border|Spatial Manager™ for ZWCAD preview screen]]
  
  
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**'''SPMBGMAPIMAGE''': ''Capture''. Creates an ZWCAD raster image corresponding to the display view of the current Background Map (Snapshot)
 
**'''SPMBGMAPIMAGE''': ''Capture''. Creates an ZWCAD raster image corresponding to the display view of the current Background Map (Snapshot)
 
**'''SPMBGMAPIMAGEPURGE''': ''Purge''. Delete 'orphan' image tiles and perform some other cleaning operations
 
**'''SPMBGMAPIMAGEPURGE''': ''Purge''. Delete 'orphan' image tiles and perform some other cleaning operations
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*'''Terrain commands'''  ("Professional" edition only)
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**'''SPMTERRAIN''': ''Terrain''. Create Terrains, Contours and elevation 3D Points. Command options:
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***'''1''': 3D Points built by accessing Elevation service providers in any selected area
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***'''2''': 2D or 3D Contours from selected 3D Points
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***'''3''': Terrain wizard. Complete 3D Points, Contours and Terrains funcionality
 
*'''Selection commands''' ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only'')
 
*'''Selection commands''' ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only'')
 
**'''SPMSELECTBYQUERY''': ''By Query''. Selects entities by a simple or compound query over their data
 
**'''SPMSELECTBYQUERY''': ''By Query''. Selects entities by a simple or compound query over their data
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**'''SPMZOOMTOSELECTION''': ''Zoom to Selection''. Zoom to the selected entities
 
**'''SPMZOOMTOSELECTION''': ''Zoom to Selection''. Zoom to the selected entities
 
*'''Data Table commands''' ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only'')
 
*'''Data Table commands''' ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only'')
**'''SPMDATATABLEGRID''': ''Data grid''. Opens and displays the data grid palette ("Professional" edition only)
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**'''SPMDATATABLEGRID''': ''Data grid''. Opens and displays the 'Data Grid' palette ("Professional" edition only)
 
**'''SPMDATATABLEDEFINE''': ''Define Table''. Defines, restores, modifies, renames or deletes a data table or its fields
 
**'''SPMDATATABLEDEFINE''': ''Define Table''. Defines, restores, modifies, renames or deletes a data table or its fields
 
**'''SPMDATATABLEATTACH''': ''Attach''. Attaches one or more entities to a data table
 
**'''SPMDATATABLEATTACH''': ''Attach''. Attaches one or more entities to a data table
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****Export/Import user Background Maps
 
****Export/Import user Background Maps
 
***Snapshots (geo-referenced ZWCAD Images) of the current Background Map
 
***Snapshots (geo-referenced ZWCAD Images) of the current Background Map
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**Terrains
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***From 3D Points selected in drawing
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***From a grid of 3D Points built by accessing Elevation service providers in any selected area
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***2D or 3D Contours
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****Minor and major Contours
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****Contour labels
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****Layer Separation and different color models
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****Contours attached to a Data Table
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***Generation of three-dimensional Terrain models (using 3D Meshes or some other CAD/BIM objects)
 
**Transformation of coordinates when importing, exporting, showing Background Maps, etc.
 
**Transformation of coordinates when importing, exporting, showing Background Maps, etc.
 
**XDATA / Extended Entity Data (EED)
 
**XDATA / Extended Entity Data (EED)
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*[http://youtu.be/wDvQY07EIYM?rel=0 ''Importing 2 (Shapefile)'']
 
*[http://youtu.be/wDvQY07EIYM?rel=0 ''Importing 2 (Shapefile)'']
 
**'''IMPORT video''' updated on May 2018:
 
**'''IMPORT video''' updated on May 2018:
***[http://youtu.be/i1Q9jVaEbVM?rel=0 Importing Shapefiles (SHP)]
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***[http://youtu.be/i1Q9jVaEbVM?rel=0 ''Importing Shapefiles (SHP)'']
 
*[http://youtu.be/01rLVdkm414?rel=0 ''Importing 3 (CSV)'']
 
*[http://youtu.be/01rLVdkm414?rel=0 ''Importing 3 (CSV)'']
 
*[http://youtu.be/e8IYK9bZZp4?rel=0 ''Importing 4 (OpenStreetMap)'']
 
*[http://youtu.be/e8IYK9bZZp4?rel=0 ''Importing 4 (OpenStreetMap)'']
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*[http://youtu.be/-2YcAaFLfec?rel=0 ''Dynamic Background Maps'']
 
*[http://youtu.be/-2YcAaFLfec?rel=0 ''Dynamic Background Maps'']
 
*[http://youtu.be/U2cZsTcWPH0?rel=0 ''User Background Maps (WMS, ...)'']
 
*[http://youtu.be/U2cZsTcWPH0?rel=0 ''User Background Maps (WMS, ...)'']
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*[http://youtu.be/Gif9O_nND2U?rel=0 ''Terrains'']
 
*[http://youtu.be/aI4q07-ZUj4?rel=0 ''Publishing to Google Earth'']
 
*[http://youtu.be/aI4q07-ZUj4?rel=0 ''Publishing to Google Earth'']
 
*[http://youtu.be/lO1F7OgFDYk?rel=0 ''Data Management'']
 
*[http://youtu.be/lO1F7OgFDYk?rel=0 ''Data Management'']
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*[[Spatial Manager™ for ZWCAD - FAQs: Data Structure Management ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only) | Create or edit data tables, attach, detach or select entities]] ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only'')
 
*[[Spatial Manager™ for ZWCAD - FAQs: Data Structure Management ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only) | Create or edit data tables, attach, detach or select entities]] ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only'')
 
*[[Spatial Manager™ for ZWCAD - FAQs: Background Maps ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only) | Use dynamic Background image Maps, reference Maps]] ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only'')
 
*[[Spatial Manager™ for ZWCAD - FAQs: Background Maps ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only) | Use dynamic Background image Maps, reference Maps]] ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only'')
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*[[Spatial Manager™ for ZWCAD - FAQs: Terrains ("Professional" edition only) | Create elevation 3D Points, 2D or 3D Contours or Terrain 3D models]]  ("Professional" edition only'')
 
*[[Spatial Manager™ for ZWCAD - FAQs: Application Programming Interface (API) ("Professional" edition only) | Application Programming Interface (API)]] ("Professional" edition only'')
 
*[[Spatial Manager™ for ZWCAD - FAQs: Application Programming Interface (API) ("Professional" edition only) | Application Programming Interface (API)]] ("Professional" edition only'')
  

Latest revision as of 13:40, 8 November 2019

Contents

[edit] Introduction

Spatial Manager™ for ZWCAD is a powerful ZWCAD plug-in designed for ZWCAD 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 ZWCAD. It comes in a lightweight application that runs inside ZWCAD and allows the user to import and export geospatial data between ZWCAD drawings and geospatial files, data servers or data stores

Notes:

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

- The complete Export capabilities are available in the "Professional" edition only, although "Export the current status of the drawing to Google Earth" is a function available on the "Standard" and "Professional" editions

- The full managing of spatial data functionality and the 'Background Maps' are available in the "Standard" and "Professional" editions only

- The Terrains functionality is available in the "Professional" edition only

- Some functions or options may not be available in older versions. Please review the instructions and notes in each FAQs section because they describe the functional limitations for these versions

- Some components in the images on this page (providers, names, windows look, etc.) may be slightly different from those that will appear on your computer


Spatial Manager™ for ZWCAD preview screen


[edit] ZWCAD commands

Spatial Manager™ for ZWCAD Commands Section in the application Palette (SPM)


This is the list of ZWCAD commands included in Spatial Manager™ for ZWCAD

  • Main commands
    • SPM: Show Palette. Opens and/or displays the application Palette
    • SPMCLOSE: Close. Closes the application Palette
    • SPMIMPORT: Import. Directly Imports features from geospatial files or tables without using the application Palette
      • -SPMIMPORT [Task name]: Import (Command Line). Execute Task(s) from the command line, useful in Scripts, etc. ("Professional" edition only)
    • SPMEXPORT: Export. Exports ZWCAD entities into geospatial files or tables ("Professional" edition only)
    • SPMSETCRS: Coordinate system. Sets the Coordinate Reference System (CRS) for the drawing
    • SPMCREATEKML: Export to Google Earth. Exports the current status of the drawing to Google Earth (one click) ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only)
  • Background Map commands ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only)
    • SPMBGMAPSHOW: Show. Shows the selected image Map in the background of the drawing. Includes tools to manage the user Background Mapss
    • SPMBGMAPHIDE: Hide. Hides the Background Map if it is displayed
    • SPMBGMAPREFRESH: Refresh. Regenerates the image of the Background Map, which may be needed under certain graphic situations
    • SPMBGMAPIMAGE: Capture. Creates an ZWCAD raster image corresponding to the display view of the current Background Map (Snapshot)
    • SPMBGMAPIMAGEPURGE: Purge. Delete 'orphan' image tiles and perform some other cleaning operations
  • Terrain commands ("Professional" edition only)
    • SPMTERRAIN: Terrain. Create Terrains, Contours and elevation 3D Points. Command options:
      • 1: 3D Points built by accessing Elevation service providers in any selected area
      • 2: 2D or 3D Contours from selected 3D Points
      • 3: Terrain wizard. Complete 3D Points, Contours and Terrains funcionality
  • Selection commands ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only)
    • SPMSELECTBYQUERY: By Query. Selects entities by a simple or compound query over their data
    • SPMSELECTBYTABLE: By Table. Selects all the entities attached to a specific data table
    • SPMZOOMTOSELECTION: Zoom to Selection. Zoom to the selected entities
  • Data Table commands ("Standard" and "Professional" editions only)
    • SPMDATATABLEGRID: Data grid. Opens and displays the 'Data Grid' palette ("Professional" edition only)
    • SPMDATATABLEDEFINE: Define Table. Defines, restores, modifies, renames or deletes a data table or its fields
    • SPMDATATABLEATTACH: Attach. Attaches one or more entities to a data table
    • SPMDATATABLEDETACH: Detach. Detaches one or more entities from their corresponding attached data table
  • Support commands
    • SPMOPTIONS: Options. Set of parameters to configure the application (includes also the functionality of SPMUPDATE and SPMABOUT)
    • SPMHELP: Help. Shows the application help (Wiki format)
    • SPMUPDATE: Updates. Checks if there is a new application release to be downloaded from Internet
    • SPMABOUT: Information. Shows basic information about the application and the installed release


Note: All the command names are also valid if you replace the prefix "SPM" for "SPATIALMANAGER". For example, "SPATIALMANAGERCREATEKML" is equivalent to "SPMCREATEKML", or "SPATIALMANAGER" is equivalent to "SPM"


[edit] Main features

  • General
    • Import/export spatial data into/from ZWCAD drawings
    • Publish to Google Earth
    • Dynamic Background image Maps from Bing, OpenStreeMap, Mapbox, Ordnance Survey, NearMap, etc.
      • Configurable user Maps
        • XYZ / TMS, WMTS and WMS compatible
        • WMS multi-layer maps
        • Export/Import user Background Maps
      • Snapshots (geo-referenced ZWCAD Images) of the current Background Map
    • Terrains
      • From 3D Points selected in drawing
      • From a grid of 3D Points built by accessing Elevation service providers in any selected area
      • 2D or 3D Contours
        • Minor and major Contours
        • Contour labels
        • Layer Separation and different color models
        • Contours attached to a Data Table
      • Generation of three-dimensional Terrain models (using 3D Meshes or some other CAD/BIM objects)
    • Transformation of coordinates when importing, exporting, showing Background Maps, etc.
    • XDATA / Extended Entity Data (EED)
      • Data grid palette interactive and synchronized
        • Selecting entities and navigation tools in the grid
        • Editing data and columns
        • Columns sorting
        • Sorting data by column
        • Automatic column width adjustment
        • Direct export to CSV, TXT, etc.
        • Multi-table grid
      • 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, rename and delete tables and fields
        • Recover data table structures from the drawing entities
        • Attaching entities to a table
        • Detaching entities from their tables
      • Selecting entities by a simple or compound query over their data
        • Choose or search data from available values in the fields
      • Selecting the entities attached to a table
      • Zoom to the selected entities

  • Import processes
    • Entities imported into a new or open drawing
    • Raster and vector entities
    • Smart Batch import
    • 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
      • Fill properties can be taken from fields values
    • Polygon centroids
    • Smart labeling of entities while importing
    • Spatial filter to import only the entities in the current view
    • 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
    • Entities exported to geospatial files or servers
    • Export (Publish) the current status and style of the drawing to Google Earth (one click)
      • Raster and vector entities
    • Select the entities to be exported
    • Option to export also the data of the entities and choose it from what Table and Fields
    • Option to treat the closed polylines as polygons
    • Options to export the Handle, the Layer and the Elevation of the entities
    • Options to export the Name and the Attributes of the Block References as well as their Rotation and Scales
    • Options to export Text entities and their basic properties (Rotation and Height)
    • Options to export Hatch entities and their properties (Name, Angle, Scale, etc.)
    • Options to export the X/Y/Z coordinates, Length and Area of the entities
    • Automatic complex geometric operations
    • Filtering of incompatible entities
    • Option to open the exported file location directly

  • Data sources
    • Manage your own shortcuts
    • Access to spatial data files (SHP, GPX, KML/KMZ, OSM, PBF, LAS/LAZ, CSV, TXT, ASC, XYZ, MIF/MID, TAB, E00, SQLite, SDF, GML, XML, JPF, PNG, TIF, etc.)
    • Manage your User Data Sources
    • Access to spatial database servers (SQL Server, PostGIS, etc.)
      • Views and Tables
    • Access to other connections (WFS, ODBC points or WKB - Excel, Access, dBase,...-, etc.)
    • See current available Data Providers

Notes:

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

- The complete Export capabilities are available in the "Professional" edition only, although "Export the current status of the drawing to Google Earth" is a function available in the "Standard" edition also

- The Tasks technology is available in the "Professional" edition only


To get a first preview of the application, please watch these videos:



[edit] FAQs

Here you will find all the technical information available on the implementation as well as tutorials, additional data, etc.



[edit] Links

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