This workflow is new to me, so if I ask the wrong questions feel free to steer me in the right direction.
I've been provided a .GDB folder full of files that I've been told in an ESRI ArcGIS geodatabase. I've been told that our company's task is to make edits to the information and return the modified folder of files, but we do not have ArcGIS. I do have AutoCAD Civil 3D. I've read that I can read/write to this database using the MAP workspace but that it is only available in the 32-bit version. So I built a 32-bit Windows Vista machine and loaded the 32-bit version of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012.
Using the acmap menu, I go to the Map Setup tab, click Connect and choose Add ArcGIS Connection from the list of Data Connections by Provider. Here's the message I get: "Failed to load connection control for provider. Either the provider is not installed or there was an error accessing it." Ok, so now I'm stumped. Are there any ArcGIS/Civil 3D/MAP/Geodatabase experts out there that can help me?
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