I was recently writing up some information on Civil 3D implementations. In doing so, I had gathered data from a few organizations that had successfully made the migration to Civil 3D and I created a graph from that data. The results are interesting.
Here is the graph. It shows the time (in business days, in blue) it took the organization to go from initial Civil 3D setup and configuration through to completion of their first project. Along side this data, it also shows the number of days (again, business days, in red) of outside consulting help the organization used. Large, Mid-size, and Small refers to the size of the organization. The table below the graph contains the data points.
Although there are too few data points in this graph to draw indisputable conclusions, it does appear that the more outside help the firm receives, the quicker they get and running with Civil 3D. I’d be interested in your comments on this.