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Ribbon/Panel Difference in Education Suite???

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06-30-2012 03:57 PM



I have the education suite of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 and bought a book to run through a series of tutorials so I could learn the program but I am having difficulty because the ribbons and panels do not look the same. My Home tab does not show the Palettes, Create Design and Profile & Section, nor do I have a Toolspace icon or Prospector Tab.  Is there a difference between the regular version of AutoCAD Civil 3D and education version?  This makes it difficult to learn the program as a student.  If not, how do I obtain these tabs and ribbons.  I have enclosed a picture of what my home tab currently looks like.  I did right click in the gray space to ensure all my tabs were activated.  Thanks.

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Re: Ribbon/Panel Difference in Education Suite???

06-30-2012 04:28 PM in reply to: docroussie

It appears you have started plain AutoCAD, not Civil3D. Note the top left corner, the "A" specifically. Now look at this image and note that it is purple and it says "C3D" below the "A".


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Make sure you use the correct shortcut to start Civil3D and you should be good to go.

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Re: Ribbon/Panel Difference in Education Suite???

06-30-2012 04:35 PM in reply to: Jeff_M

Thank you! Using the correct program makes all the difference. I didn't realize I was using the wrong shortcut.

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