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Chapter 1

The Basics

It takes patience and time to truly become a “master” of the AutoCAD® Civil 3D® program, and your first step will be to understand the basics. There are numerous dialogs, ribbons, menus, and icons to pore over. They might seem daunting at first glance, but as you use them, you will gain familiarity with their location and use. In this chapter, you will explore the interface and learn terminology that will be used throughout this book.

In addition, we will introduce the Lines and Curves commands, which offer loads of options for drawing lines and curves accurately.

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Find any Civil 3D object ...

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