How to add WMS / WMTS to Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D (2018-2021)

Here is how you can add any orthophoto as a WMS to AutoCAD / Autodesk Map 3D or Autodesk / AutoCAD Civil 3D.

If you have the orthophoto as a file (.tif, .jpg, .png) first you need to convert it to a WMS service. You can do this easily with Pointscene Web (project license). Go to “Upload raster” instructions to get started and come back here, once it is done.

  1. Open your Site
  2. Go to Publish & manage data
  3. Copy a share link or create a new group share link by selected wanted layers
  4. Select WMTS or WMS link. Note that a new WMS link will take up to 15 min to update, so we recommend WMTS.
  5. Open Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D or Map 3D
  6. Open Data Connections
  7. Selected Add WMS Connection
  8. If it asks for credentials, just click Log in without any user name or password
  9. Provide the link and select the layers you need