The AutoCAD® Civil 3D® program was introduced in 2004 as a trial product. Over the past few
years, the AutoCAD Civil 3D series have evolved from the wobbly baby introduced on those
first trial discs to a mature platform used worldwide to handle the most complex dynamic engineering designs. With this change, many engineers still struggle with how to make the transition. The civil engineering industry as a whole is an old dog learning new tricks.
We hope this book will help you in this journey. As the user base grows and users get beyond
the absolute basics, more materials are needed, offering a multitude of learning opportunities.
While this book is starting to move away from the basics and truly become a Mastering book,
we hope that we are headed in that direction with the general readership. We know we cannot
please everyone, but we do listen to your comments—all toward the betterment of this book.
Designed to help you get past the steepest part of the learning curve and teach you some
guru-level tricks along the way, Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 is the ideal addition to any
AutoCAD Civil 3D user’s bookshelf.