• Civil 3D

Understanding the Autodesk Civil 3D user interface

Examine some of the major components of the Autodesk Civil 3D user interface. The Autodesk Civil 3D user interface enhances the standard AutoCAD environment with additional tools for creating and managing civil design information. Standard AutoCAD features, such as the command line and ribbon, work the same way in Autodesk Civil 3D as they do in AutoCAD.


Introduction

In this tutorial, you will examine some of the major components of the Autodesk Civil 3D user interface.

The Autodesk Civil 3D user interface enhances the standard AutoCAD environment with additional tools for creating and managing civil design information.

Standard AutoCAD features, such as the command line and ribbon, work the same way in Autodesk Civil 3D as they do in AutoCAD

 

Important: Some of the folders noted in this list are subfolders within the AutoCAD installation folder (C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2023). This is due to the way that AutoCAD-based applications like Autodesk Civil 3D are now installed.
Assemblies folder

C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\C3D 2023\enu\Assemblies\

Note: The ProgramData folder may not be displayed by default on your computer. To view this folder, select the option to Show Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives on the View tab of the Folder Options dialog box in Windows Explorer.
Autodesk Documents folder

C:\Users\[user name]\Documents\Autodesk

Civil 3D Projects folder

C:\Users\Public\Documents\Autodesk\Civil 3D Projects

Civil 3D Project Templates folder

C:\Users\Public\Documents\Autodesk\Civil 3D ProjectTemplates

Data folder

C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\C3D 2023\enu\Data\

Local Template folder

C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Local\Autodesk\C3D 2023\enu\Template\

Tutorial folder

C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2023\C3D\Help\Civil Tutorials

Tutorial drawings folder

C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2023\C3D\Help\Civil Tutorials\Drawings

My Civil Tutorial Data folder

If this folder does not already exist, create it at the following location to save the tutorial drawings as you work on them:

C:\Users\[user name]\Documents\Autodesk