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neilyj
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Help Files 2012

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04-27-2011 01:41 AM

When accessing help in C3D 2012 a html file opens up e.g. http://docs.autodesk.com/CIV3D/2012/ENU/acad-search.html?query=drape%20image.

 

Does the help only search online for help files or are help files also on the local disk (in the event of no online access)??

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Re: Help Files 2012

04-27-2011 05:04 AM in reply to: neilyj

... and another thing:

 

In C3D 2011 the documentation was available in pdf versions (e.g. Best Practices guide, User Guide) have the pdf's been discontinued in 2012 as it all seems to be browser based now??

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Re: Help Files 2012

04-27-2011 05:22 AM in reply to: neilyj
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ctbailey
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Re: Help Files 2012

04-27-2011 05:31 AM in reply to: neilyj

There is a new setting in the Options -> System tab, lower right hand section of "help"

You can check a box that says "Use online help... when available."

 

If you uncheck this box, the help system will pull the same documents from your local hard drive.  Interestingly, if you lose internet connectivity, the system will pull the help files locally even though this check box is checked.

 

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neilyj
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Re: Help Files 2012

04-27-2011 05:37 AM in reply to: neilyj

....and the pdfs discontinued presumably????

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Re: Help Files 2012

04-27-2011 12:27 PM in reply to: neilyj

Those documents are up in the support section of autodesk.com:

 

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=16785133

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neilyj
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Re: Help Files 2012

04-27-2011 01:28 PM in reply to: neilyj

Yes they are - but no pdf versions

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Re: Help Files 2012

06-16-2011 12:30 PM in reply to: ctbailey

So what do you do if your 2012 installation doesn't include the option for online help?  See my screenshot.  Thanks.

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albionpjl
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Re: Help Files 2012

06-20-2011 09:05 AM in reply to: ctbailey

Oh thank goodness for this. Thank you for this information. I've been tearing out my hair trying to work out how to get offline help.

Our security means that all internet access has to go through a virtual desktop which of course my locally installed version of C3d cannot use.

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Re: Help Files 2012

02-06-2012 11:38 AM in reply to: neilyj

I'm also interest in getting a PDF version of the Civil 3D 2012 User's Guide. Yes, I understand the User Guide is available online at http://docs.autodesk.com/CIV3D/2012/ENU/filesCUG/topichead_d3e15057-0.htm

 

Autodesk provided the 2011 User's Guide in PDF at http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/civil_users_guide0.pdf and http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=16766674

 

thanks for the help,

 

Jeff Jensen

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