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

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An Introduction to Map 3D

Since Civil 3D is built upon Map 3D, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention its existence and some of its features. An entire book could be written on this subject, so only the basic parts and how they pertain to Civil 3D will be discussed here.

Map 3D is the geographical information system (GIS) part of Civil 3D. It lies there ready and willing to jump in and help you out. Still, many people don’t know about its existence. Hold on to your hats for a whirlwind tour of Map 3D.

Where Is It?

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Out of the box, Civil 3D starts up with a workspace called Civil 3D. This workspace contains all the tools necessary to work on Civil ...

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