The SevenForums.com site has an excellent “How To” on Adding the Quick Launch folder to the Taskbar in Windows 7. You can pin applications to the Taskbar in Windows 7 but soon find the Taskbar cluttered and disorganized. Read on to see you can enable the Quick Launch folder in 2 easy steps.
See the blog post regarding License Compliance and Software Asset Management on our Advanced Civil Technology blog. It is a must read for everyone using Autodesk software. There is a link to the Software Asset Management Toolkit which supercedes the Autodesk Asset Locator tool (a network sniffer that reports all installed Autodesk Software).
Create a Label for an Assembly and Subassemblies using a Field within an MLEADER. The advantage is there is a constant link between the label and the subassembly. I frequently rename subassemblies when I am trying to organize my project for greater clarity. Often I have to look at an assembly and remember what subassemblies I used or even just the assembly name for that matter. The How To details are described next.
In Civil 3D you want to create a dashed linetype as shown in this picture. The solution has several parts. The easy part, make a copy of the Double Line (Storm). I called my new style Double Line Dashed (Storm). On the Display Tab > Plan View toggle ON Centerline. Change the Linetype to DASHED. Set the Lineweight to 2.0mm. To see the spectacular result switch to a layout and set the viewport to 1:20 scale. Assign a plot style in Page Setup Manager. Toggle on Display Plot Style in the Page Setup Manager. Go back to the layout and look at your pipe. You may notice this produces rounded ends on your thick centerline but you want square ends. Set the Line End Style to Butt in the Plot Style to make square ends on the dashed linetype.
Civil 3d installation help and product documentation in web, pdf, and video formats.
Autodesk has posted YouTube videos on installing Civil 3D. It covers both Single User Stand-Alone licensed and Network licensed versions of Civil 3D. Links to Installation documenation for Civil 3D 2011 is at the bottom of this post.