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AutoCAD Civil 3D

The AutoCAD Civil 3D - Essentials training course is designed for Civil Engineers and Surveyors who want to take advantage of AutoCAD Civil 3D software’s interactive, dynamic design functionality. The AutoCAD Civil 3D software permits the rapid development of alternatives through its model-based design tools. In this course, you will learn techniques enabling you to organize project data, work with points, create and analyze surfaces, model road corridors, create parcel layouts, perform grading and volume calculation tasks, and layout pipe networks.

The AutoCAD Civil 3D - Surveyors training course equips the surveyor with the basic knowledge needed to use the AutoCAD Civil 3D software efficiently in a typical daily workflow. You will learn to import the converted field equipment survey data into a standardized environment in the AutoCAD Civil 3D software and to use the automation tools to create an Existing Condition Plan. Data collection, least square analysis, and traverses are also covered. Other topics that help in increasing efficiency include styles, proper AutoCAD drafting techniques, the methodology needed to create linework effectively for variables used in defining symbology, surfaces, categorizing points, and importing imagery.

The AutoCAD Civil 3D - Grading training course, is recommended for those, required to create site grading plans using the AutoCAD Civil 3D software. This course is also ideal for managers who require a basic overview and understanding of this aspect of the AutoCAD Civil 3D software. In this course, you will learn to use feature lines and grading tools to create a commercial site containing a parking lot, building pad, pond, and simple sewage lagoon. You also work on a residential site to grade a small subdivision for proper grading of each lot.

In AutoCAD Civil 3D - Essentials workshop, delegates will:
  • Learn the AutoCAD Civil 3D user interface
  • Create and edit parcels and print parcel reports
  • Create points and point groups and work with survey figures
  • Create, edit, view, and analyze surfaces
  • Create and edit alignments
  • Create data shortcuts
  • Create sites, profiles, and cross-sections
  • Create assemblies, corridors, and intersections
  • Create grading solutions
  • Create gravity fed and pressure pipe networks
  • Perform quantity takeoff and volume calculations
  • Use plan production tools to create plan and profile sheets
In AutoCAD Civil 3D - Surveyors workshop, delegates will learn:
  • The Autodesk Civil 3D Interface
  • Points overview and styles
  • Importing points and coordinate transformations
  • Creating points and drafting
  • Point groups, grips, and reports
  • Point security and editing
  • Introduction to data collection in the field
  • Introduction to Civil 3D Survey and automated linework
  • Survey networks
  • Coordinate Geometry Editor for entering traverse information or legal descriptions
  • Surface overview
  • Surface editing
  • Surface labels and analysis
In AutoCAD Civil 3D - Grading workshop, delegates will learn:
  • Introduction to Grading
  • Parcel Grading
  • Building Pad Design
  • Parking Lot Design
  • Pond Design
  • Lagoon Design
  • Combining Surfaces
  • Visualization of Grading

For AutoCAD Civil 3D - Essentials: Experience with AutoCAD or AutoCAD-based products (such as Autodesk Land Desktop) and a sound understanding and knowledge of civil engineering terminology.

For AutoCAD Civil 3D - Surveyors: Experience with the AutoCAD software and a basic understanding of the Surveying profession is recommended.

For AutoCAD Civil 3D - Grading: Basic working Knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D

course AGENDA

AutoCAD Civil 3D - Essentials
(Duration : 4 Days)


The AutoCAD Civil 3D Interface

  • Product Overview
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D Workspace
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D User Interface
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D Toolspace
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D Panorama
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D Templates, Settings, and Styles

Project Management

  • AutoCAD Civil 3D Projects
  • Sharing Data
  • Using Data Shortcuts for Project Management


  • Lines and Curves
  • Introduction to Parcels
  • Creating and Editing Parcels by Layout Overview
  • Creating and Editing Parcels
  • Renumbering Parcels
  • Parcel Reports
  • Parcel Labels
  • Parcel Tables


  • Survey Workflow Overview
  • Introduction to the Survey Toolspace
  • Survey Figures
  • Points Overview
  • Point Settings
  • Creating Points
  • Description Key Sets
  • Importing Survey Data
  • Point Groups
  • Reviewing and Editing Points
  • Point Reports


  • Surface Process
  • Surface Properties
  • Contour Data
  • Other Surface Data
  • Breaklines and Boundaries
  • Surface Editing
  • Adjusting Surfaces through Surface Properties
  • Surface Analysis Tools
  • Surface Labels
  • Surface Volume Calculations
  • Surface Analysis Display


  • Roadway Design Overview
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D Sites
  • Introduction to Alignments
  • Alignments Layout Tools
  • Alignment Properties
  • Labels and Tables


  • Profiles Overview
  • Create a Profile View Style
  • Create Profiles from Surface
  • Create Profile View Wizard
  • Finished Ground Profiles
  • Create and Edit Profiles


  • Assembly Overview
  • Modifying Assemblies
  • Creating a Corridor
  • Corridor Properties
  • Designing Intersections
  • Corridor Surfaces
  • Corridor Section Review and Edit
  • Corridor Visualization


  • Grading Overview
  • Feature Lines
  • Grading Tools
  • Modifying AutoCAD Civil 3D Grading

Pipe Networks

  • Pipes Overview
  • Pipes Configuration
  • Creating Networks from Objects
  • The Network Layout Toolbar
  • Network Editing
  • Annotating Pipe Networks
  • Pressure Pipe Networks

Quantity Take Off/Sections

  • Sample Line Groups
  • Section Volume Calculations
  • Pay Items
  • Section Views

Plan Production

  • Plan Production Tools
  • Plan Production Objects
  • Plan Production Object Edits
  • Creating Sheets
  • Sheet Sets

AutoCAD Civil 3D - Surveyors
(Duration : 2 Days)


The AutoCAD Civil 3D Interface

  • Product Overview
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D Workspaces
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D User Interface
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D Toolspace
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D Panorama
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D Templates, Settings, and Styles

Survey Setup

  • Survey Workflow Overview
  • Collecting Field Data
  • Introduction to the Survey Toolspace
  • Survey User Settings vs. Drawing Template
  • Templates
  • Survey Figures
  • Points Overview
  • Description Key Sets
  • The Survey Database

Entering Linework

  • Survey Workflow Overview
  • Lines and Curves
  • Online Maps Service
  • Traverse Editor

Field Book Files

  • Survey Networks
  • Importing a Field Book
  • Traverse Basics
  • Defining a Traverse
  • Multiple Network Surveys
  • Working with Figures

Points with Connective Codes

  • Field Codes
  • Survey Data - Figures
  • Figure Prefix Database
  • Survey Data - Line Code
  • Adjusting Figures
  • Translating a Survey Database Traverse Editor


  • Point Settings
  • Creating Points
  • Transparent Command
  • Importing and Exporting Points
  • Point Groups
  • Reviewing and Editing Points
  • Locking/Unlocking Points
  • Point Reports
  • Filtering a Survey Database


  • Surface Process
  • Surface Properties
  • Surface Data
  • Breaklines and Boundaries
  • Surface Editing
  • Surface Analysis Tools
  • Surface Labels
  • Surface Analysis Display

Field to Finish

  • Field to Finish Overview
  • Fieldwork Standards
  • Civil 3D Settings
  • Survey Toolspace
  • Drawing Production
  • Project Workflow

AutoCAD Civil 3D - Grading
(Duration : 3 Days)


Introduction to Grading

  • Overview
  • Tools in AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Settings and Defaults
  • Feature Line Styles
  • Grading Group Styles
  • Grading Criteria Sets
  • Surface Styles
  • Sites Overview

Parcel Grading

  • Setting Parcel Line Elevations
  • Retaining Walls
  • Editing Surfaces
  • Feature Line Interactions With Parcel Lines

Building Pad Design

  • Feature Lines Overview
  • Create Feature Lines from Objects
  • Grading Creation Tools
  • Editing the Grading
  • Grading Volume Tools

Parking Lot Design

  • Draw Feature Lines
  • Create a Temporary Surface
  • Edit Feature Line Geometry
  • Copy or Move Feature Lines from One Site to Another
  • Create a Transitional Grading Group
  • Create a Grading Surface
  • Add Feature Lines to a Grading Surface

Parking Lot Option

  • Assembly Overview
  • Modifying Assemblies
  • Creating a Corridor
  • Corridor Properties
  • Corridor Editing
  • Reversing Feature Lines
  • Corridor Surfaces

Pond Design

  • Feature Line Review
  • Edit Elevations
  • Create Feature Lines From Corridors
  • Edit Geometry
  • Creating Complex Grading Groups
  • Pond Staging Volumes

Combining Surfaces

  • AutoCAD Civil 3D Projects
  • Sharing Data
  • Data Shortcuts

Using InfraWorks for Visualization

  • Building Information Modeling
  • Overview of the Interface
  • Creating an InfraWorks Model
  • Connect to Data Sources
  • Configure and Display Data Sources
  • Share Design Elements with Autodesk Civil 3D
  • Create Water Features in a Model
  • Create City Furniture in a Model
  • Add Vegetation to a Model

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