Civil 3D 2010 Support Folder Locations


civil3d-2010-folder-locationsI’ve got to hand it to the Autodesk Civil 3D Technical Documentation team for this 2010 release.  You are all awesome!  The information contained in the Help system, New Features Workshop, and Feature Videos is wonderful, well done, and very informative.

I came across this little gem today and thought I would point it out to everyone.  In the Civil 3D 2010 Tutorials section of the Help, there is a cheat sheet of Civil 3D 2010 Folder Locations. Anyone who is responsible for setting up Civil 3D at their firm and having to customize content knows that it is often difficult to know here to look for some of the files you’re after.  Say what you will about Vista, but those paths are much shorter than their XP counterparts! This will help out immensely!

So, while all this info is just an F1 away from you while in Civil 3D, for all of you who never use the online help (you know who you are) and prefer the results of the almighty Google, here you are!

Assemblies folder
Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\C3D2010\enu\Assemblies\

Windows Vista: C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\C3D2010\enu\Assemblies\

Autodesk Documents folder
Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\My Documents\Autodesk

Windows Vista: C:\Users\[user name]\Documents\Autodesk

Civil 3D Project Templates folder
C:\Civil 3D Project Templates

Civil 3D Projects folder
C:\Civil 3D Projects

Data folder
Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\C3D2010\enu\Data\

Windows Vista: C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\C3D2010\enu\Data\

Local Template folder
Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Local Settings\Application Data\Autodesk\C3D2010\enu\Template\

Windows Vista: C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Local\Autodesk\C3D2010\enu\Template\

My Civil 3D Tutorial Data folder
If this folder does not already exist, create it at the following location to save the tutorial drawings as you work on them:

Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\My Documents\Autodesk

Windows Vista: C:\Users\[user name]\Documents\Autodesk

Tutorial Drawings folder
\Help\Civil Tutorials\Drawings

Tutorial folder
\Help\Civil Tutorials