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Event Series Event Series: Civil 3D – Site Design Simplified

Civil 3D – Site Design Simplified

July 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

Developing site design controls and surfaces in Civil 3D is a vital skill set, but it’s one that’s all too often left to a “learn as you go” process. Civil 3D provides designers with a powerful set of tools to generate fast, detailed, and reliable site conditions for both existing and proposed surfaces. This class will cover all site related processes in Civil 3D from understanding surface components to advanced Grading and Subdivision design tools.

This eight (8) hour course is delivered in four (4), two-hour long sessions that students can attend online, right from their own desk. A live instructor will explain the detailed functions, and address questions as the class progresses.

Note: Instructor will present using Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2024. Students who wish to follow along with instructor are encouraged to use the same version.

Recording: Registrants for this course will receive access to a recording of each session for 7 consecutive days. Access will start the next business day after the session ends.

Must attend all four sessions.

Session 1: Surfaces Made Simple (July 12)

  • Understanding Surfaces
  • Setting Surface Labels/Display
  • Controlling Contour Display Styles
  • Creating/Modifying Surface Display Styles
  • Creating/Modifying Surface Label Styles
  • Adding Contour Labels
  • Adding Point Labels

Session 2: Surface Component Controls (July 19)

  • Adding Points/Point Groups
  • Adding Boundaries
  • Adding/Editing Surface Points
  • Adding/Editing Breaklines
  • Swap Edges and Smooth Surfaces
  • Reviewing Surface Details/Information

Session 3: Grading Design Tools (July 26)

  • Understanding Feature Lines
  • Creating Feature Lines from existing objects
  • Creating New Feature Lines
  • Using Stepped Offsets
  • What are Grading Objects
  • Creating simple Grading Objects
  • Dynamic interaction of Grading Objects
  • Building Surfaces from Grading Objects

Session 4: Grading Optimization (August 2)

  • Understanding Grading Optimization
  • Working with Grading Elements – point, linear, and zone
  • Grading Optimization Interface
  • Optimization Tool Types Explained
  • Visualizations & Tools