Today I want to continue on the Civil 3D 2010 Splash Screen. On the right-hand side of this screen, you’ll see a series of Getting Started movies for you to view.
The following movies are available for you to view:
- Understand the User Interface
- Create a Surface
- Create an Alignment
- Design a Simple Profile
- Create Parcels
- Create a Basic Corridor
- Create an Intersection
- Create a Pipe Network
As you run your mouse over each of the options, you will see a short description under the Main Welcome screen of what the demonstration is all about.
Clicking on any of these will open up a new screen entitled Civil 3D Tutorial Animations.
Although the demonstration says there is no audio, a better description would be that there is no voice audio. The mouse clicks on each step gives a ‘click’ sound. I’m not sure why they would have wanted this. Also, it is my opinion that the movies are bit fast to view some of the text. There is no (current as of the version that I have) method of slowing down or pausing. [Edit: the release version DOES have a nice fast-forward, rewind and pause button]
The demonstrations are well done visually.
It’s a version 1.0, so I’m sure there will be more improvements in future releases.
I’m going to start blogging about some of the features of civil 3D 2010. When you start up Civil 3D 2010, a Welcome splash screen appears. On this welcome screen, there is a plethora of things that can be blogged on:
- Getting Started Movies
- User Interface Overview
- Learning Resources
- New Features Workshop
- Best Practices Guide
Today, I’m going to talk about the User Interface Overview. clicking on this brings up the help window but this window has lots of places to hover.
For example, by hovering over the number 3, information on the left-hand side will tell you that you are looking at the ribbon. If you click on the number 3, you will see an enlarged view of the ribbon.
This is a real nice addition to help the user interface newbie (which is probably most of us). Kudos to the team at Autodesk that developed this.