Below are some useful links for users of Civil 3D, Land Desktop, and Autocad products
The "official user support group". This user-to-user forum is monitored
by Autodesk, but silently for the most part. Autodesk engineers will occasionally
post responses to queries, but "unofficially", and most responses are
from other users. However, these discussion groups probably contain the most-complete
source of information available for Civil 3D, although a recent upgrade to the forum
software has created some quirks, and it can take some digging to find what you're
after. It is sometimes easiest to find things in this site by using Google
search, and restricting your search to the "discussion.autodesk.com" domain.
Autodesk User Group International (AUGI)
Contains nuggets of wisdom that can help all users, but most-useful for newcomers
to Autodesk products. The Civil 3D forums tend to be rather quiet, so this
site is usually a better resource for generic Autocad questions than for Civil 3D
Probably the best place for questions about Autocad Automation. If the routine
you want isn't already here, someone will probably be willing to help you write
it. This site is also frequented by some of the most-knowledgeable users of
all Autodesk products, including Civil 3D, and is a good place to find answers to
questions that go unanswered everywhere else.
This website is similar to AUGI, in that the Civil forum tends to be rather
quiet. But it also offers a large selection of tutorials and "tips and
tricks" that may be of interest to Autocad users in general.
- Autocad Everything
A forum based on the UK side of "the pond", for our friends in Europe.
- Civil 3D Reminders
Handy tips, as well as some free routines (mostly VBA or VB.NET) that may be
used to automate tasks in Civil 3D.
- Being Civil
A new blog dedicated to Civil 3D, and hosted by some members of Autodesk's support team.
A blog hosted by one of the authors of "Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D".
Through the Interface
A key site for anyone trying to customize or extend Autodesk Civil 3D using the
API, especially those who are using a .NET programming language. Hosted by
Kean Walmsley of Autodesk.
- Between the Lines
A great source of information about new features, new announcements from
Autodesk, and upcoming events sponsored by Autodesk. Hosted by Shaan
Hurley of Autodesk.
Source of Civil 3D Training for Edward-James Surveying, Inc.
- Quux Software
Providers of custom software development for Edward-James Surveying, Inc.
If you have any custom development needs, such as a custom subassembly or report,
or any other routine, Quux Software can provide it. The incredibly-useful
Sincpac-C3D, which began life at Edward-James Surveying, Inc., is
also available through Quux Software.