Are You Ready To Implement Civil 3D?

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Software Quizzes & Trivia

This 12 question quiz will help you to think about if you are ready to get into Civil 3D. Please have fun with this and don't use this as a replacement for talking with colleagues and your friendly neighborhood AutoDesk reseller. The results are all anonymous.


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You're SO Ready

Why haven't you already installed the software? You've done your research, have adequate hardware and are eager to get going.  Don't forget to keep in contact with other users and your reseller to keep you up to date with the latest news, service packs and subscription goodies.  http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-Civil-3D/bd-p/66

Almost Ready

More research might be in order to make sure you have everything in place for a successful Civil 3D implementation.  Attend a local user group, request a demo from your reseller or cruise the Internet for web videos showing the functionality you anticipate using.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How would you rate your current AutoCAD skills? (be honest)
    • A. 

      I'm awesome! I've tweaked my CUI, have even created some action macros & scripts. My coworkers come to me with CAD questions.

    • B. 

      Pretty darn good. I use paperspace to plot, understand annotation scaling and feel very comfortable in CAD.

    • C. 

      Um. Now that I'm seeing the criteria for good, I guess I could use a little help. I use it but I'm not up to speed on the latest bells and whistles.

    • D. 

      AutoCAD huh? Well, I'm ok with Microstation (or Intellicad).

    • E. 

      AutoCAD?! That stuff is for "the office people."

  • 2. 
    Have you ever used a tablet with a puck instead of a mouse?
    • A. 

      Whu? / I think my grandpa had one...

    • B. 

      Oh, nostalgia! I remember those days. Glad they are over.

    • C. 

      Those were awesome - I miss mine.

    • D. 

      You'll pry my tablet from my cold, dead hands!

  • 3. 
    What parts of Civil 3D do you see you / your company using?
    • A. 

      A little bit of everything: survey, transportation, grading, parcels, surface modeling and pipes.

    • B. 

      Probably one or two areas like transportation & pipes.

    • C. 

      I'm not sure what parts of it I'll use yet.

    • D. 

      I'll probably end up exploding everything and using the base AutoCAD portion.

  • 4. 
    What percentage of the time do you spend working on computer drafting tasks now?
    • A. 

      Most of the time. I'm always drafting.

    • B. 

      It's between 30%-75% of my job.

    • C. 

      Once or twice a month, and/or only during cold weather months.

    • D. 

      Bah, CAD is for wussies.

  • 5. 
    What attitude best matches your feelings about new technology?
    • A. 

      Bring it on! I love learning at new tools that can make my job better/faster.

    • B. 

      When approached the right way, it is a good thing.

    • C. 

      It scares me, but I guess I'll live with it if the company says so.

    • D. 

      "If it ain't broke don't fix it."

  • 6. 
    How do you listen to music?
    • A. 

      I have a smart phone and download music to it.

    • B. 

      My iPOD/Zune/Satellite radio.

    • C. 

      How is this even relevant?

    • D. 

      Victrola.

  • 7. 
    How much do you like your current Civil design software?
    • A. 

      We're just using base CAD for all drafting and design.

    • B. 

      This dinosaur? Ugh. I hate it.

    • C. 

      It is ok, but my clients/consultants are all on Civil 3D, so I want to conform.

    • D. 

      I'm really good at it and like it a lot.

    • E. 

      Design software? You mean vellum and a mechanical eraser?

  • 8. 
    What is your current OS?
    • A. 

      What's an OS?

    • B. 

      Windows XP (32 or 64 bit)

    • C. 

      Windows 7 64-bit

    • D. 

      Windows Vista 32-bit

    • E. 

      Windows 7 32-bit

    • F. 

      Windows Vista 64-bit

    • G. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Do you like to learn new things?
    • A. 

      I'm always open to learning.

    • B. 

      When I have time, yes.

    • C. 

      Grumble grumble grumble

    • D. 

      Is this a trick question?

  • 10. 
    Are you willing to change the way you do your work if the software you use encouraged you to change your workflow?
    • A. 

      The only constant in life is change.

    • B. 

      We are totally open to changing and improving our workflow.

    • C. 

      Wait...what kind of change are we talking about here?

    • D. 

      Who do these software people think they are?

  • 11. 
    Pick one: (don't read anything into it - just pick the first one that strikes your fancy)
    • A. 

      Boxers

    • B. 

      Briefs

    • C. 

      Commando

    • D. 

      Ladies underwear

  • 12. 
    How much RAM does your computer have?
    • A. 

      More than 6 gigs.

    • B. 

      4 to 6 gigs of RAM.

    • C. 

      Less than 4 gigs.

    • D. 

      Not sure...what does a Tandy generally come with?

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