A Common Language

One of the largest and loudest complaints I receive year over year is the lack of a common language for the newest software UI.  “They” changed the name or icon for this or that.   I can’t find this – it was right here. Some time I wish they would just Read the <insert appropriate French utterance> manual !

Since I was doing just that this afternoon, I figured that I should install Windows Live Writer on my Win7 RC laptop and post an entry on a nice simple file that I found.

If you browse to the installation directory of Civil 3d (like C:\Program Files\AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010\Help) you will find a couple of nice items:

Civil_UserInterface_Letter_en.pdf is stored in c:\Program Files\AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010\Help\ While it is a nice short PDF file (3 pages), it helps bridge us to a common language for the new 2010 Civil 3d User Interface.

Since the Ribbon is new to us Civil Engineers – there is also a nice Where Is My Command? command locator help file too!

One comment

  1. kurt baldwin says:

    The links to the pdf and the “Where Is My Command?” are not working.