Lantec | Course: AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals

AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals

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The AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals training guide 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. 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.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • 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

Course Outline

Chapter 1 The AutoCAD Civil 3D Interface 

1.1 Product Overview

1.2 AutoCAD Civil 3D Workspaces

1.3 AutoCAD Civil 3D User Interface 

  • Practice 1a Overview of AutoCAD Civil 3D and its User
  • Interface

1.4 AutoCAD Civil 3D Toolspace

  • Prospector Tab
  • Settings Tab
  • Survey Tab
  • Toolbox Tab

1.5 AutoCAD Civil 3D Panorama

  • Practice 1b AutoCAD Civil 3D Toolspace

1.6 AutoCAD Civil 3D Templates, Settings, and Styles

  • Drawing Settings in Detail
  • Styles
  • Templates
  • Practice 1c AutoCAD Civil 3D Styles

Chapter 2 Project Management

2.1 AutoCAD Civil 3D Projects

  • Single-Design Drawing Projects
  • Multiple Drawings Sharing Data using ShortcutsMultiple Drawings Sharing Data with Autodesk Vault

2.2 Sharing Data

2.3 Using Data Shortcuts for Project Management

  • Update Notification
  • Removing and Promoting Shortcuts
  • eTransmit Data References
  • Data Shortcut Workflow
  • Workflow Details
  • Advantages of Data Shortcuts
  • Limitations of Data Shortcuts
  • Practice 2a Starting a Project
  • Practice 2b Manage File Sizes with Data Shortcuts
  • Practice 2c Share Projects with Team Members Outside the Office Network

Chapter 3 Parcels 

3.1 Lines and Curves

  • Practice 3a Beginning a Subdivision Project

3.2 Introduction to Parcels

  • ROW Parcel
  • Parcel Style Display Order
  • Parcel Properties
  • Parcel Labels and Styles
  • Create Parcels from Objects
  • Creating Right-of-Way Parcels
  • Practice 3b Create Parcels From Objects

3.3 Creating and Editing Parcels by Layout Overview

3.4 Creating and Editing Parcels

  • Freehand
  • Slide Line
  • Swing Line
  • Free Form Create
  • Frontage
  • Practice 3c Creating and Editing Parcels

3.5 Renumbering Parcels

  • Practice 3d Rename/Renumber Parcels

3.6 Parcel Reports

3.7 Parcel Labels

3.8 Parcel Tables

  • Practice 3e Reporting On and Annotating the Parcel
  • Layout

Chapter 4 Survey

4.1 Survey Workflow Overview

4.2 Introduction to the Survey Tool space

4.3 Survey Figures

  • Figure Styles
  • Figure Prefix Database
  • Practice 4a Creating Figure Prefixes

4.4 Points Overview

  • Point Label Style
  • Practice 4b Point Marker Styles

4.5 Point Settings

4.6 Creating Points

  • Practice 4c Creating AutoCAD Civil 3D Points

4.7 Description Key Sets

Practice 4d Creating a Description Key Set

4.8 Importing Survey Data

  • To Import Points Only
  • Duplicate Point Numbers
  • Import Points and Figures Using the Survey Database
  • Practice 4e Importing Survey Data

4.9 Point Groups

  • Practice 4f Creating Point Groups

4.10 Reviewing and Editing Points

  • Practice

4.11 Point Reports

  • Practice 4h Point Reports

Chapter 5 Surfaces

5.1 Surface Process

5.2 Surface Properties

5.3 Contour Data

  • Weeding Factors
  • Supplementing Factors
  • Contour Issues
  • Minimizing Flat Triangle Strategies

5.4 Other Surface Data

  • DEM Files
  • Drawing Objects
  • Point Files
  • Point Groups
  • Point Survey Queries
  • Figure Survey Queries
  • Practice 5a Creating an Existing Ground Surface

5.5 Breaklines and Boundaries

  • Breaklines
  • Practice 5b Add Additional Data to an Existing Ground
  • Surface

5.6 Surface Editing

  • Line Edits
  • Point Edits
  • Simplify Surface
  • Smooth Contours
  • Smooth Surface
  • Copy Surface
  • Surface Paste
  • Raise/Lower Surface

5.7 Adjusting Surfaces through Surface Properties

5.8 Surface Analysis Tools

  • Viewing a Surface in 3D
  • Quick Profile
  • Practice 5c Surface Edits

5.9 Surface Labels

  • Contour Labels
  • Spot and Slope Labels

5.10 Surface Volume Calculations

  • Volumes Dashboard
  • Bounded Volumes
  • Volume Reports
  • Grid Volume or TIN Volume Surface

5.11 Surface Analysis Display

  • Analysis Settings
  • Analysis Data Display
  • Practice 5d Surface Labeling and Analysis

Chapter 6 Alignments

6.1 Roadway Design Overview

6.2 AutoCAD Civil 3D Sites

6.3 Introduction to Alignments

  • Criteria-Based Design
  • Alignment Types
  • Alignment Segment Types
  • Practice 6a Creating Alignments from Objects

6.4 Alignments Layout Tools

  • Alignment Editing
  • Practice 6b Creating and Modifying Alignments

6.5 Alignment Properties

  • Station Control Tab
  • Design Criteria Tab

6.6 Labels and Tables

  • Alignment Point Labels
  • Independent Alignment Labels
  • Alignment Table Styles
  • Practice 6c Alignment Properties and Labels

Chapter 7 Profiles

7.1 Profiles Overview

  • Repositioning and Deleting Profile Views

7.2 Create a Profile View Style

7.3 Create Profiles from Surface

7.4 Create Profile View Wizard

  • Practice 7a Working with Profiles Part I

7.5 Finished Ground Profiles

7.6 Create and Edit Profiles 

  • Transparent Commands
  • Assigning Profile Band Elevations
  • Profile Segment Types
  • Profile Labels
  • Practice 7b Working with Profiles Part II
  • Practice 7c Working with Profiles Additional Practice

Chapter 8 Corridors

8.1 Assembly Overview

  • Assemblies
  • Subassemblies

8.2 Modifying Assemblies

  • Attaching Subassemblies
  • Detaching Subassemblies
  • Copying Assemblies
  • Mirroring Subassemblies
  • Select Similar Subassemblies
  • Sharing Assemblies
  • Getting More Information on Subassemblies
  • Practice 8a Creating Assemblies
  • Practice 8b Creating Assemblies Additional Practice

8.3 Creating a Corridor

  • Target Mapping
  • Corridor Frequency

8.4 Corridor Properties

  • Information Tab
  • Parameters Tab
  • Codes
  • Feature Lines
  • Slope Patterns
  • Practice 8c Working with Corridors Part I

8.5 Designing Intersections

  • General Tab
  • Geometry Details Tab
  • Corridor Regions Tab
  • Practice 8d Working with Corridors Part II

8.6 Corridor Surfaces

  • Overhang Correction
  • Surface Boundaries

8.7 Corridor Section Review and Edit

  • Practice 8e Working with Corridors Part III

8.8 Corridor Visualization

  • Line of Sight Analysis
  • Practice 8f Working with Corridors Part IV

Chapter 9 Grading1

9.1 Grading Overview

9.2 Feature Lines

  • Feature Line Contextual Tab
  • Elevation Editor
  • Practice 9a Working with Feature Lines

9.3 Grading Tools

  • Grading Creation Tools Toolbar
  • Practice 9b Create Grading Groups

9.4 Modifying AutoCAD Civil 3D Grading

  • Grading Styles
  • Feature Line Labels
  • Grading Criteria
  • Grading Criteria Set
  • Grading Volumes
  • Practice 9c Modify Grading and Calculate Volumes

Chapter 10 Pipe Networks

10.1 Pipes Overview

10.2 Pipes Configuration

  • Practice 10a Configuring Pipe Networks

10.3 Creating Networks from Objects

  • Practice 10b Creating Pipe Networks by Objects

10.4 The Network Layout Toolbar

  • Practice 10c Creating Pipe Networks by Layout

10.5 Network Editing Pipe (andStructure) Properties

  • Swap Part
  • Connect/Disconnect From Part
  • Practice 10d Editing Pipe Networks

10.6 Annotating Pipe Networks

  • Pipe Networks in Sections
  • Pipe Network Reports and Tables
  • Practice 10e Annotating Pipe Networks

10.7 Pressure Pipe Networks

  • Practice 10f Create a Pressure Pipe Network

Chapter 11 Quantity Take Off/Sections

11.1 Sample Line Groups

  • Modifying Sample Line Groups
  • Practice 11a Creating Sections Part I

11.2 Section Volume Calculations

  • Earthwork Volumes
  • Mass Haul
  • Material Volumes
  • Quantity Takeoff Criteria
  • Define Materials

11.3 Pay Items

  • Practice 11c Quantity Take Off Part II - Integrated
  • Quantity Takeoff

11.4 Section Views

  • Section View Wizard
  • Practice 11d Creating Sections Part II

Chapter 12 Plan Production

12.1 Plan Production Tools

  • Overview
  • More Information

12.2 Plan Production Objects

  • View Frames
  • View Frame Groups
  • Match Lines

12.3 Plan Production Object Edits

  • Name
  • Description
  • Object style
  • View Frame Geometry Properties Edits
  • Match Line Geometry Properties Edits
  • Practice 12a Plan Production Tools I

12.4 Creating Sheets

  • Practice 12b Plan Production Tools II

12.5 Sheet Sets

  • Structuring Sheet Sets
  • Editing Sheet Sets
  • Sheet Set Manager Properties
  • Practice 12c Plan Production Tools III

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