Thursday, May 30, 2013

AutoCAD Map 2014 Error - FDO Provider OSGeo...... Not Registered

In case you have upgraded from an older version of AutoCAD Map 3D to the latest (2014) version, it is likely that you may have come across the 'FDO Provider OSGeo...... Not Registered' message while importing data into the Map 3D 2014 environment  (as displayed below).  You may have also faced difficulties when trying to export data (MAPEXPORT / MAPDWGTOSDF command) in Map 3D 2014

FDO Provider OSGeo.SHP.3.7 Not Registered- warning message

FDO Provider OSGeo.SDF.3.7 Not Registered- warning message

These errors are seen on computers having AutoCAD Map 3D 2014 installed along with a previous version of versions of Map 3D. These errors are the result of Map 3D being  NOT able to read the latest FDO providers. AutoCAD Map 3D reads the FDO provider from an XML file that is located in the installation folder.

To resolve the issue, download and save the provider.xml file and save it in the following location

C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D 2014\bin\FDO



Happy Mapping!