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Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012
on August 4, 2011
As an experienced user of Civil 3D, it is important to keep up with the yearly impovements to the interface. This book is a great reference to keep with you as you work. I would like to point out that experienced professionals, like myself, often buy these books in order to quickly brush-up on changes in the interface, or learn of newly added tools. While the text is a great resource, we aren't necessarily going to read it all. We mainly want to run through the exercises from front to back first, then delve into the text as needed. Unfortunately, the exercises in this edition tend to be buried in the text and are hard to find. It would be a valuable time-saver if all exercises were highlighted in some way, or better yet, numbered and included in an exercise index. The exercises are poorly marked and are broken up throughout the text so you have to read and read to find where the exercise continues. I don't have time for this. Just in the first two chapters alone, there are errors in exercise directions using incorrect survey quadrants that send you off in the wrong direction, references to exercises that don't exist, and exercises that callout incorrect units for radii and length. Sybex really needs someone to run though every exercise and ensure that they are correct and complete.