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Which Civil 3D book to purchase (if any)

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01-28-2013 09:12 PM

Greetings,

The information in the Civil 3D Help is usually enough to 'get by' with. But not every option is covered in detail with examples.

Is there maybe a comprehensive book on Civil 3D, published each time a new version is released?

If there is, does it include metric unit tutorials and examples?

Thanks in advance, have a great day,

Kevin.

 

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neilyj
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Re: Which Civil 3D book to purchase (if any)

01-29-2013 02:57 AM in reply to: kevin.barnett

The Mastering Civil 3D 20?? series is very good with tutorials etc http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118281756.html and downloadable tutorial examples in metric and imperial.

 

I have the 2011 and 2012 editions and they are very useful

 

Don't forget Youtube as a valuable resource for tips/tricks/methods etc

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01-29-2013 05:19 AM in reply to: neilyj

neilyj .. thx for replying...

now for the test .. please check your 2012 edition; Does it explain this well:

 

In Vertical and Horizotal Profile View Band Styles there is a 'Anchor to Label' option, the options are:

Segment in Band and

True Geometry Location

 

What is the difference? Does the book clearly explain? Do you know the difference?

I need an example to show the difference in these options (Vertical and Horizontal)

Thx,

All the best,

Kevin.

 

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01-29-2013 10:02 AM in reply to: kevin.barnett

Just chiming in to say the Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 book does include metric unit tutorials. 

Kati Mercier, P.E.

Co-author of "Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013"
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01-29-2013 10:06 AM in reply to: kevin.barnett

Regarding the Vertical and Horizontal Geometry Band Styles, I don't think it is covered in the book actually but per the Civil 3D help: 

 

"Anchor label to

Specifies how labels are anchored in Profile View Horizontal Geometry and Vertical Geometry Bands.

  • Segment in Band anchors the label in the middle of the drawn segment, regardless of whether this is the true middle.
  • True Geometry Location anchors the label to the true middle of the item being labeled. If this location is not shown in the profile view, the label components anchored to that point are not shown either."
Kati Mercier, P.E.

Co-author of "Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013"
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Certified Professional and AutoCAD 2013 Certified Professional
AU2012 Speaker::: CI3001: Reverse Engineering with Subassembly Composer for AutoCAD Civil 3D
AU2011 Speaker::: CI4252: Create Subassemblies That Think Outside the Box With Subassembly Composer for AutoCAD® Civil 3D®
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Re: Which Civil 3D book to purchase (if any)

01-29-2013 12:21 PM in reply to: kevin.barnett
there you have it - straight from the author....

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01-29-2013 09:12 PM in reply to: neilyj

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Its good to see that the authors are active here.

Maybe I am guilty of trolling in this instance as I was actually trying to get an example to clarify a setting in Civil 3D. 

.. I still need an example showing the difference, maybe it can be included in the 2014 edition? Maybe?

Thx all for your input

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If anyone can provide an example showing clearly the difference provided by this setting (Vertical and Horizontal) then please add it to the following post:

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-Civil-3D/Anchor-Label-to-True-Geometry-Location/m-p/3762922

 

 

Best wishes to you all,

Kevin.

 

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