Where Are You Mastering Civil 3D?

According to reports, Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008 is sitting in the warehouse at Wiley Publishing, getting ready to go out to vendors for distribution. The official release date isn’t for a few days, but we’re offering up a prize for some lucky preorder folks! Read the details after the jump.

Here’s the deal.

1. Preorder now. Save the e-mail from Amazon, Borders, etc.

2. When you get your book, take a picture of you and Mastering C3D someplace interesting.

3. Send us a copy of your order confirmation, along with your picture, to Mastering@civil3d.com.

4. Wait!

Show us how much you love the software! How obsessed are you? Do you live by point clouds? Analyze assemblies on the road? Be creative!

Our top five choices will get prizes, and our grand prize winner will get a bright shiny iPod Nano. The perfect thing for putting on the vidcasts we’ll be working on the next few months.

Order today! Only orders BEFORE October 1 are eligible, and pictures are due by October 31.

Oh, and follow the Wiley link for a sneak peek at the Table of Contents!


  1. rtesa says:

    Looks like a great table of contents….can’t wait to get my book. My company is actually going to be upgrading from the 2006 I never got to implement to 2008 soon!

  2. JohnCobb says:

    No more Tease!
    Mid-July CADD-Warrior send many beads, August delivery promised.
    Heart soar like a hawk!
    Every day go tepee, look for sign of Brown Truck. No brown truck.
    Un-pack slide rule, pencil, triangle.
    Earlier smoke say, “Sept. 17, hope delivered.”
    Day pass … hope deferred.
    Clean off Leroy Letting Guide.
    Put ear to e-mail for confirmation of delivery.
    Ether no sing.
    New smoke say, “Hope lie on warehouse floor.”
    Hm-m-m-m …
    Think-um CADD-man speak with fork-ed tongue.
    Think-um CADD-girl hair look good on CADD-warrior belt.

  3. John M. says:

    I got this lovely message today (9/25).

    Hello from Amazon.com.

    We’re writing about the order you placed on August 15 2007 13:37 PDT (Order# 102-6577828-7148913). Unfortunately, the release date for the item(s) listed below has changed, and we need to provide you with a new delivery estimate based on the new release date:

    Dana Probert E.I.T. (Author), et al “Mastering Autodesk Civil 3D
    “X” (Includes CD-ROM) (Mastering)” [Paperback]
    Estimated arrival date: 10/19/2007 – 10/22/2007

    We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this delay.

  4. Craig Jole says:

    Excellent! Thanks for the update. I have been (im)patiently waiting for this, so I can finally get me some skillz!

  5. Michael says:

    When is this book coming out I have reordered in back in July and keep getting delay notices from Amazon. I just received one today saying it will be shipped in December (Amazon.ca). I placed an order with amazon in the US and it said delivery will be in November. I don’t think I will be able to enter your picture contest before the deadline. How about a cardboard cutout with “Coming Soon” across it, will that count? 🙂

  6. Dave3d says:

    Michael that excatly what I thought i’d do, My Alexandra (6y) is very good at making anything out of a boxs. I could give her a copy of my order and a book cover and see what she could come up with.

  7. Dan Gordon says:

    Is the deadline being pushed back since the books aren’t being deliverd until the end of october-november? mine has been on order since august 3rd, with an estimated delivery date of october 31.

    We’ll see. I doubt it. Amazon delivery dates are generally pessimistic.- JW

  8. Brian Taylor says:

    Saw these posts two weeks ago and put my order in. Got it this morning! I’ll get a picture to you all shortly.