[fdo-users] AutoCAD Map 3D 2009 and FDO PostGIS Provider 3.3 problems with installation

Astrid Emde (WhereGroup) astrid.emde at wheregroup.com
Wed Jan 14 12:20:54 EST 2009

Hello devs,

I would like to test AutoCAD Map 3d 2009 and FDO for Postgresql.

I followed the instruction at http://trac.osgeo.org/fdo/wiki/FdoPostGISNotes

Here is what I did:
1. german installation of AutoCAD Map 3D 2009

2. download of the package (Logged FdoPg33L.zip ) at

I took the package Logged FdoPg33L.zip but I don't know the difference
between logged and not logged
* Not Logged FdoPg33.zip
* Logged FdoPg33L.zip

3. I copied the tree dlls to:
This is the FDO directory where I found the other dlls and the providers.xml

4. I added the FeatureProvider to

Files\Root\FDO\bin\providers.xml (I edited the Versions

    <DisplayName>OSGeo FDO Provider for PostGIS</DisplayName>
    <Description>FDO Provider for PostGIS</Description>

5. I installed Postgresql 8.2.5-1 and Postgis 1.3.5-1

6. I added the path to the postgresql bin directory to the PATH variable:
PATH C:\Program

7. I restarted the computer

8. I started AutoCAD Map 3D 2009

9. in the menu you can choose Datei - Mit Daten verbinden (english
translation could be: File - Connect with data)
I expeted that there would be another entry for the FDO PostgreSQL
connection, but there isn't.

Do you have an idea what I made wrong? Is there another location, another
file where I have to make changes?

I found another /fdo/bin-directory where I found some more
OSGeo.FDO.Providers......dlls (like


Sorry - I really have no experience with AutoCAD Map3D 2009 and of the FDO
part. But I would like to test the

possibility to edit the PostgreSQL/PostGIS data which is stored in the
PostgreSQL database directly through the fdo connection.

As I read at
* http://trac.osgeo.org/fdo/wiki/FdoPostGISNotes
* or http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/fdo-users/2008-November/001325.html
it should generally work with 3.3 fdo PostGIS provider.

Maybe you could help me to manage the problems that I have at the very

Thanks in advance



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