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AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals Course Outline

The AutoCAD® Civil 3D®: Fundamentals learning guide is designed for Civil Engineers and Surveyors who want to take advantage of the 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.

Topics Covered
• 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.

Experience with AutoCAD® or AutoCAD-based products (such as Autodesk® Land Desktop), and a sound understanding and knowledge of civil engineering terminology.

**NOTE: This class is also available in an On-Demand (self-study), format**
Too busy at work to miss time out of the office to take this class? Consider the On-Demand version of this course and study on your own time, at your own pace. For details on this alternative format, visit:
Autodesk On-Demand: Civil 3D Comprehensive Course


Chapter 1: The AutoCAD Civil 3D Interface
1.1 Product Overview
1.2 AutoCAD Civil 3D Workspaces
Start Tab
1.3 AutoCAD Civil 3D User Interface
1.4 AutoCAD Civil 3D Toolspace
1.5 AutoCAD Civil 3D Panorama
1.6 AutoCAD Civil 3D Templates, Settings, and Styles

Chapter 2: Project Management
2.1 AutoCAD Civil 3D Projects
2.2 Sharing Data
2.3 Using Data Shortcuts for Project
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
Practice 3b Create Parcels From Objects
3.3 Creating and Editing Parcels by Layout Overview
3.4 Creating and Editing Parcels
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 Survey Figures
Practice 4a Creating Figure Prefixes
4.3 Points Overview
Practice 4b Point Marker Styles
4.4 Point Settings
4.5 Creating Points
Practice 4c Creating AutoCAD Civil 3D Points
4.6 Description Key Sets
Practice 4d Creating a Description Key Set
4.7 Importing Survey Data
Practice 4e Importing Survey Data
4.8 Point Groups
Practice 4f Creating Point Groups
4.9 Reviewing and Editing Points
Practice 4g Manipulating Points
4.10 Point Reports

Chapter 5: Surfaces
5.1 Surface Process
5.2 Surface Properties
5.3 Contour Data
5.4 Other Surface Data
Practice 5a Creating an Existing Ground Surface
5.5 Breaklines and Boundaries
Practice 5b Add Additional Data to an Existing Ground Surface
5.6 Surface Editing
5.7 Surface Analysis Tools
Practice 5c Surface Edits
5.8 Surface Labels
5.9 Surface Volume Calculations
5.10 Surface Analysis Display
Practice 5d Surface Labeling and Analysis
5.11 Point Cloud Surface Extraction
Practice 5e (Optional) Create a Point Cloud Surface

Chapter 6: Alignments
6.1 Roadway Design Overview
6.2 AutoCAD Civil 3D Sites
6.3 Introduction to Alignments
Practice 6a Creating Alignments from Objects
6.4 Alignments Layout Tools
Practice 6b Creating and Modifying Alignments
6.5 Alignment Properties
6.6 Labels and Tables
Practice 6c Alignment Properties and Labels

Chapter 7: Profiles
7.1 Profiles Overview
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
Practice 7b Working with Profiles Part II
Practice 7c Working with Profiles Additional Practice

Chapter 8: Corridors
8.1 Assembly Overview
8.2 Modifying Assemblies
Practice 8a Creating Assemblies
Practice 8b Creating Assemblies Additional Practice
8.3 Creating a Corridor
8.4 Corridor Properties
Practice 8c Working with Corridors - Part I
8.5 Designing Intersections
Practice 8d Working with Corridors - Part II
8.6 Corridor Surfaces
8.7 Corridor Section Review and Edit
Practice 8e Working with Corridors - Part III
8.8 Corridor Visualization
Practice 8f Working with Corridors - Part IV

Chapter 9: Grading
9.1 Grading Overview
9.2 Feature Lines
Practice 9a Working with Feature Lines
9.3 Grading Tools
Practice 9b Create Grading Groups
9.4 Modifying AutoCAD Civil 3D Grading
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
Practice 10d Editing Pipe Networks
10.6 Annotating Pipe Networks
10.7 Pressure Pipe Networks
Practice 10f Create a Pressure Pipe

Chapter 11: Quantity Take Off/Sections
11.1 Sample Line Groups
Practice 11a Creating Sections - Part I
11.2 Section Volume Calculations
Practice 11b Quantity Take Off - Part I
11.3 Pay Items
Practice 11c Quantity Take Off - Part II - Integrated Quantity Takeoff
11.4 Section Views
Practice 11d Creating Sections Part II

Chapter 12: Plan Production
12.1 Plan Production Tools
12.2 Plan Production Objects
12.3 Plan Production Object Edits
Practice 12a Plan Production Tools I
12.4 Creating Sheets
Practice 12b Plan Production Tools II
12.5 Sheet Sets
Practice 12c Plan Production Tools III
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