Friday, November 11, 2005

Knowledge Sources

Where does one go to learn about Autodesk Civil 3D 2006? Here is a quickly generated list in no particular order.

In the Box
1. Civil 3D 2006 Help (free in the box)
2. Civil 3D 2006 Tutorials (free in the box)
3. Civil 3D 2006 Getting Started Guide (free in the box in PDF form)

Books
1. Civil 3D 2006 Autodesk Official Training Courseware (AOTC) (SRP $75)
2. Digging Into Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 book - by Rick Ellis (SRP $75)
3. Harnessing Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 book - by Phillip J. Zimmerman (SRP $64.95)

Internet
1. Autodesk Civil 3D Products Page (free website)
2. Autodesk Civil 3D White Papers (free)
3. Weekly webcasts (free)
4. Subscription site e-Learning (20 lessons)
5. AUGI Forums (free website)
6. AUGI Training Program (ATP) (free website)
7. Autodesk University handouts previous years (from AUGI website)
8. Autodesk University handouts (current AU atendees)
9. Cad Digest Civil 3D Reading Room (free website)
10. Angel's Civil 3D Thoughts (This Blog)
11. Civil 3D - Paving the Way (Blog by Scott McEachron)
12. Online Discussion Groups

DVD's
1. Infrastructure Solutions Webcast DVD I (free)
2. Infrastructure Solutions Webcast DVD II (free)(subscription exclusive)
3. Civil 3D 2005 in a Nutshell, the Movie, Volume One - The Fundamentals (SRP $99)

Training
1. Autodesk University 2005 (Nov. 28-Dec. 1 Orlando, Florida)
2. Reseller provided training (some consider this to be most effective)

Note: If I left anything out please let me know.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd put the newsgroups above all other online resources, Angel, not at the bottom.

No where else (including you or the other bloggers,) is close to the width and depth of knowledge that the NGs provide, from users to the programmers themselves.

JW

Shawn said...

Amazon has Zimmerman's book ready for preorder at $43 right now. they also have another book listed that I'd like to look at but I'm not ready to shell out $100 for either.

Shawn

Angel Espinoza said...

JW ;^)

I agree that the discussion groups are an invaluable source of information. I meant no slight in placing it at the bottom of the "Internet" list.

I should have more detailed comments about DGs shortly. I thought that I had previously posted specifically about them. But, as I review I realize that I had not.

Anonymous said...

Where can I find the "2. Civil 3D 2006 Tutorials (free in the box)"
It is not located on the instalation CD.