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Wonder why your preview is missing when you open a file?

-Find and select this registry key:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R19.0\ACAD-B000:409\Profiles\<<C3D...>>\Dialogs\Select File

-On the right side of the window, double-click "PreviewVisible".
-Change the value to zero and click OK.
-Launch Civil 3D and check the OPEN dialog window. The entire right pane should be gone.
-Exit Civil 3D and then go back into the registry and change the value of PreviewVisible back to 1.
-See if Civil now shows a preview.

Worked for me!! Still annoying, but got it fixed.
Hope this helps.

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Join Autodesk and ProSoft at the Annual UCLS Convention!!!

The annual UCLS Convention for 2013 will be held at the South Towne Exposition Center in Sandy, Utah, February 26-28, 2013.  Registration is now open for the convention. Click on the link below for more information:
ProSoft will be presenting at the following two classes:
Class Title:  Going from “Field to Finish” with Autodesk Civil 3D Presenter:  Shawn Herring and Jason Jenkins Organization:  ProSoft
What is Field to Finish?
The ability to download field collected survey data and automatically “draw” an intelligent base map is called “field to finish”.  Field to finish methods typically result in the automatic creation of: points, point symbols, point labels, topographic feature lines, and general descriptive line work. The techniques for good field to finish are easy to implement with knowledgeable use of hardware and software throughout the data collection, download, and reduction process.
The field to finish process includes these steps: ·Mission pre-planning ·Using c…

Line by Turned Angle in AutoCAD Civil 3D

The Line by Turned Angle command that was ever so popular in Land Desktop actually DOES exist in Civil 3D.  I am sure most are aware of that, but for those who are not, HERE YOU GO!!
The line by turned angle command can be done by utilizing the ANGLE DISTANCE (‘AD) transparent command.  I have included quick steps below.
Steps: Select the LINE or POLYLINE commandSelect you beginning point of the lineChoose the ANGLE DISTANCE command from the transparent command toolbar or type in ‘ADChoose the BEGINNING point of the previous line.  NOT the point at where you want your new line to begin.  This will then create a reference angle to turn from. This seems to be where people get hung up.Key in AngleKey in Distance

Hope this helps!!