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Event Series Event Series: Part Building in AutoCAD Civil 3D

Part Building in AutoCAD Civil 3D

July 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

Once you’ve put the time in to master AutoCAD Civil 3D pipe networks, the struggle becomes finding structures, fittings, pipes, and appurtenances that meet your project needs. The Autodesk part catalogs are large, but not always efficient and there are some noticeable oversights in what they provide out-of-the-box. Wouldn’t it be great if you could build your own parts, showing the data you need, and save them as a reusable library for everyone doing drainage and pressure designs throughout your company? This class will show you how to do just that, using the built-in Civil 3D Part Builder.

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: Introducing Part Builder (July 9)

  • Creating catalog chapters and parts
  • Part Configuration and Modeling
  • Navigating the Content Builder and Part Space
  • Creating COLE Elements
  • Constrained vs Fixed Elements
  • Size Parameters vs Model Parameters
  • Choosing Your XML Editor

Session 2: Creating and Testing Parts (July 16)

  • Junction vs Inlet/Outlet Structures
  • Setting up Multiple Work Planes
  • Working with Modifiers and Model Dimensions
  • Setting Up Custom Parameters
  • Reviewing and Editing XML
  • Creating Your Test Environment

Session 3: AutoCAD 3D Modeling for Pressure Pipe (July 23)

  • Navigating the Built-In UCS Planes
  • Working with 3D Solids
  • Managing Connection Points
  • Establishing 2D Symbology
  • Publishing to the Catalog to CONTENT

Session 4: Introducing Content Catalog Editor (July 30)

  • Setting up Catalogs with Families
  • Associating the CONTENT to metadata
  • Using Metadata Fields for Label Planning
  • Inspecting Connection Point Geometry from Catalog
  • Testing for Doneness