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Mastering AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012 by Louisa Holland, Richard Graham

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Playing Nicely in the Sandbox

Whether we want to admit it or not, there are many other CAD programs out there and, at some point, we may need to coordinate our efforts. It can be a request for a drawing from a third party who is not using Civil 3D, or even from a different department in your organization that is using other software.

In this section, we are going to discuss and demonstrate several of such cases—because we all have to play nicely in the proverbial sandbox.

Earlier Versions of Civil 3D or Land Desktop

The majority of requests that we receive have to do with third-party clients who are using an earlier release of Civil 3D or even Land Desktop. As you may (or may not) know, the Civil 3D releases are not backward compatible—that is, ...

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