So I’m creating a profile in Civil 3D. Everything is going great. I’m able to open the program, set my profile and start working with Civil 3D. Then I get the big idea of setting my profile in the shortcut icon. This way whenever I start Civil 3D I’ll get my profile.
Suddenly I now have problems, big problems. The C that stands for Civil 3D in the upper left hand corner is now an A. Switching workspaces causes fatal errors. Sometimes the icons on the ribbon become question marks in clouds. The question marks may be living on cloud nine, but I’m far from it. What the heck did I do wrong?
It turns out the problem is how I created the profile. I created the profile from an AutoCAD based profile. Not quite sure how I got started with an AutoCAD based profile. It may have been because there is a profile in the default profile list in Options.
The solution to recreate your profile using a Civil 3D profile. Maybe the <<C3D_Imperial>> or the <<C3D_Metric>> profile. This way you won’t have any issues like I have. If you do see the A in the corner you probably have this issue.