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Map360 Technical Articles

  • Recovering an "AutoSave" drawing

    Occasionally a CAD file can become corrupted, and you will see this message if you attempt to open it:   This occurs most frequently if there was a problem when a file was transmitted by email, and if...

  • Map360 Crashes when you Save a Drawing

    A limited number of users have reported a serious problem with Map360 if they have a drawing with lots of graphics, an attached pointcloud, or high resolution attached imagery: The program works norma...

  • Duplicate Record name: <object> (####)

    In Map360 2024, when inserting certain symbols/blocks, you may see the following error in the command line: Duplicate Record name: <object> (####) with the (####) displaying some combination of alphan...

  • AutoMap Key

    AutoMAP Format The AutoMAP Library is a .csv file, with the following columns. This file is used by both Map360 and EVR, so while most options are used by both programs, some apply only to one. COL HE...

  • Using Google Sketchup Models in your Drawing using the Collada Importer

    IMS MAP360: USING COLLADA (GOOGLE SKETCH UP) SYMBOL LIBRARY *Note You will need to sign up for a free SketchUp account before you will be able to download symbols from the Collada library. 1.) In IMS ...

  • Using _MSFLATTEN to create a profile for determining sight lines

    To create an instant profile (quite useful for determining sight lines in vertical cases):    1.) First you need a series of 3D points in your drawing. These points may have come from a data collector...

  • Positioning the Sun

    Positioning the Sun in Map 360 The position of the sun and the timing of sunrise's and sunset's can be important factors to take into consideration in accident reconstruction. For example if the sun i...

  • Data Exported from PhotoModeler into Map 360

    PhotoModeler is a well-known photogrammetry program used in many fields, including forensics and accident reconstruction. Map360 is a well-know diagramming and documentation tool used in similar appli...

  • List of 3D Models

    3D vehicle models are added to the Symbol Librarian with each release. The included models are listed below: 3D vehicle models are added to the Symbol Librarian with each release. The included models ...

  • Display Settings for Map360 2021 Launch Issues

    In this article, we will go over a few settings to change to address the crashing and/or failure to launch of the Map360 program. These issues seem to relate to the display of the new license dialog i...