Thursday, May 31, 2012

Project Artoo for AutoCAD Map 3D Free Technology Preview in Autodesk Labs


Autodesk Labs has released their latest Technology Preview code named “Project Artoo.”  (Don’t tell G.L. because he may come after them for licensing fees!)  Project Artoo is the next Labs project from Autodesk.  It is an AutoCAD® Map 3D 2013 software tool that lets users “clean up” their geospatial data.  Its purpose is to produce higher quality files by improving accuracy.  The Preview will last until February 1, 2013.


Project Artoo promises to help perform geometry cleanup operations on your geospatial data stores.  The tools provided help to correct common errors during digitizing, surveying, scanning and drafting.  With Project Artoo, you can perform cleanup operations on FDO-connected data stores, including SDF, SQLite, Esri® SHP, and geodatabase files, as well as Microsoft® SQL Server® and Oracle®databases.

Here is a list of what Project Artoo can do for you:

  • Break Crossing Objects
  • Delete Duplicates
  • Extend Undershoots
  • Apparent Intersection
  • Snap Clustered Nodes
  • Zero-Length Objects
  • Erase Dangling Objects
  • Erase Short Objects
  • Dissolve Pseudo Nodes
  • Simplify Objects
  • Weed Polylines
  • Sliver Polygon Removal
  • Re-form Polygons
  • Correct Duplicate Points

http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/artoo/

If you run AutoCAD® Map 3D 2013, download this free Technology Preview and tell Autodesk, and CAD-a-Blog what you think.

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