Admit it. You were so excited to dive right into Civil 3D 2011, that you skipped right over the Welcome Screen that includes all of the Getting Started Videos, Tutorials, and the What’s New? guide. Even worse, you unchecked the box so you don’t have to see it the next time you open Civil 3D.
Now the dust has settled and now you actually do want to have the Welcome Screen displayed at startup.
Easy fix, but I do see this question come up quite a bit, so I want to get the information out there. Next time you launch Civil 3D, go to the Help Menu and select “Welcome Screen.” Once this has launched, you can check the button at the bottom that says “Shows this dialog at startup.”