I didn’t notice it until today, but where is the pipe on the Civil 3D 2008 splash screen supposed to go? It appears that a pipe is already in the trench awaiting backfill. I haven’t done many large diameter steel pipe projects; but usually when I drive by they are welding them together by the trench and then putting them into the same trench. Maybe photoshopping of the photo was done?
Maybe Pat Dearborn can shed some light on this.