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Creation tools

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10-01-2012 01:19 PM

For some reason I cannot open any of my creation tools, nor can I create anything like alignments. Whats wrong? I am a relatively new user. I am using AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011.

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Re: Creation tools

10-01-2012 02:53 PM in reply to: pjparadi

Try a brand new drawing. Are you tools working there? If so, possibly you have opened a Civil 3D drawing that was created in either Civil 3D 2012 or 2013. In either case, Civil 3D commands will not be available in 2011.


If a brand new drawing does not work, possibly you opened AutoCAD using the AutoCAD Civil 3D as AutoCAD shortcut. This shortcut opens Civil 3D in emulation of vanilla AutoCAD, so the civil tools don't work.


If that's not it, check your Support File Search path to be sure your software is set-up correctly. If it's wrong, an easy fix is to run a repair installation of the software.


Best regards,



Tim Corey, Owner
Delta Engineering Systems
Redding, CA
Autodesk Authorized Value-Added Reseller

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