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Introducing AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2010 by Rick Graham, James Wedding

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Chapter 1. Welcome to the Civil 3D Environment

To paraphrase, Civil 3D isn't your father's AutoCAD. If you're just getting into the Civil 3D environment, want to learn how to get around in models, and would like to understand the object styles and labels, then this is the place to start. Even if you've had a class or two, this chapter will provide a good review of some definitions, terms, and techniques used throughout the book.

This chapter starts by examining the general interface of Civil 3D, the various palettes that are part of Civil 3D tasks, and some parts of the interface that are new to 2010 in general. You'll learn how to create a new Civil 3D-based drawing in order to understand the way Civil 3D uses styles to display the various objects ...

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