I have a client that I recently showed the COGO Editor to in Civil 3D 2017 and he’s upgraded to Civil 3D 2018. I got a call from him asking where the tool was. I told him where to find it and he tells me it’s no longer there.

So, of course I don’t believe him, I open up 2018, and sure enough, it’s not there. In the following image, you can see the Civil 3D 2017 ribbon on the left and the Civil 3D 2018 ribbon on the right (this is the Analyze panel on the Survey ribbon tab):

2017 vs 2018 Ribbon

C3D 2017 vs C3D 2018 Menu

As you can see, the 2018 ribbon does not have the Coordinate Geometry Editor option. If you didn’t know this, you can click on the Application Menu (that’s the Big Blue A in the top left of the application), start typing a command, and it will show you were it is on the ribbon. In 2017, it shows that it’s on the ribbon, in 2018, it shows nothing.

2017 vs 2018 App Menu

C3D 2017 vs C3D 2018 Application Menu

I’m not sure why this tool was pulled from the menu (the Application Menu doesn’t even show it as a command) but, if you type COGOEDITOR at the command line, you can still access the tool.


Coordinate Geometry Editor in Civil 3D 2018