Chapter 1The Basics

If you want to be a master in anything, you have to start with the basics. Since the Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® platform has evolved so much over the years, now more than ever you need to have a good grip on the basics. Like with every new release of the product, manyfeatures have been enhanced, while other new ones have been added.

To get familiar with the software, you will need to go through many dialogs, ribbons, tabs, menus, and icons. Some of them may be familiar, while others will be new. This chapter will help you get used to both the familiar and the new. When you learn the interface of the Civil 3D environment and understand the terminology used in the book, everything becomes easier to use. So, please arm yourself ...

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