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Civil 3D 2012: “HELP” isn’t like the old help.

May 4, 2011

One of the most obvious change in the 2012 release is when you select the Help menu. Rather than opening the Help dialog locally, it opened a URL on my Internet Browser. This may be fine for most users but depending on what type of security implementations are in place at the workplace or if you have Internet connectivity, you are out of luck. You can change the option to open the Help locally.


1. Type OPTIONS in the Command line.

2. From the System tab, uncheck Use online help from Autodesk website when available


3. Now go to your Help menu!

Ryan Caudell