Building a Road using Civil 3D
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Building a Road using Civil 3D

Learn Civil 3D in a practical way, by designing realistic road networks
4.0 (26 ratings)
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Last updated 12/2015
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Examine the Civil 3D interface and its components to effectively use the settings and style system
  • Create surfaces from survey data and standard AutoCAD objects
  • Edit the surface properties and add surface labels such as spot elevations, slope labels, and contour labels
  • Design and edit alignments and use additional labeling tools such as station offset, tangent, and curve labels
  • Make a surface profile which is dynamically linked to the existing ground
  • Build assemblies and subassemblies which are the building blocks for a corridor model
  • Construct a corridor model and analyze its anatomy
  • Plan an intersection and use different ways to review and edit the intersection corridor model
  • Lay out pipe networks and run an interference check with other pipe networks in your project
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  • A basic understanding of using AutoCAD is expected.
  • Using concise step-by-step visual instructions, this course provides you with an understanding of the basic workflows needed to create Civil 3D objects with the help of a real-world project.

This course starts off with an overview of the interface of Civil 3D, showing you how Civil 3D applies settings and styles to automate object placement. Building on this knowledge, you will learn to create and edit surfaces, alignments, and profiles. Once you have the core components to roadway modeling ready, you will discover how to create assemblies and subassemblies which are the building blocks of your corridor. You will then build your corridor model, and learn how to use the intersection design wizard to create a complete road. Finally, you will learn how to lay out and edit a pipe network. By the end of this course, you will be able to apply what you've learnt to create all Civil 3D objects necessary to build a road.

About the Author

Seth Cohen is Vice President of 3C CAD Inc. 3C CAD specializes in civil engineering and CAD applications including Civil 3D, Map 3D, AutoCAD, MicroStation, and InRoads. 3C CAD Inc conducts many classes for CAD professionals and specializes in providing project start-up and CAD standards implementation for commercial and government organizations. Founded over 15 years ago, 3C CAD Inc has extensive experience in civil engineering, helping managers, designers, and construction firms implement CAD, produce plans, as well as aid in AMG (Automatic Machine Guidance).

Who is the target audience?
  • If you are a civil engineer or infrastructure professional with an interest in building a road with Civil 3D, this course is perfect for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
42 Lectures
An Introduction to Civil 3D and Its Interface
5 Lectures 12:05

Understanding what Civil 3D is.

Preview 02:22

A need to understand what to expect from this course.

What You Should Expect from This Course

Understand how to work with the dataset that will be used in this course.

Working with the Dataset for This Course

See which tools are available in the Civil 3D workspaces.

The Civil 3D Workspace

There are many settings and styles that control the display of Civil 3D objects.

Civil 3D Settings and Styles
Working with Surfaces
5 Lectures 23:08

Understanding what Civil 3D surfaces are.

Preview 02:52

An explanation of the different types of data that you can add to a surface.

Adding Data to a Surface

An explanation of what surface properties are and how you can manipulate them.

Surface Properties

An explanation of the different surface editing operations available in Civil 3D.

Editing Surfaces

Go over the available surface labeling options.

Surface Labels
Creating Alignments
7 Lectures 22:47

An explanation of the different methods of alignment creation, the location of the alignment creation tools, and the settings and styles used for alignments.

Preview 02:31

An understanding of how the different element constraints can affect how alignments can be edited.

Alignment – Element Constraints

How to create alignment using the PI method.

Creating Alignments – The PI Method

Review the creation of an alignment using the fixed, floating, and free methods.

Creating Alignments – The Fixed, Floating, and Free Methods

An explanation of which alignment properties are available and how you can manipulate them.

Alignment Properties

An explanation of the different alignment reporting options.

Alignment Reporting

Examine the different label operations and table-creation methods.

Alignment Labels and Tables
Creating Profiles
6 Lectures 20:53

Understanding what Civil 3D profiles and profile views are.

Preview 02:44

Understanding how to create surface profiles and display them and profile views.

Surface Profiles and Profile Views

Understanding how to create design profiles.

Design Profiles

An understanding of how to edit design profiles.

Editing Profiles

Examine the different profile and profile view label operations.

Profile and Profile View Labeling

Reviewing the different profile reporting options.

Profile Reporting
Assemblies and Subassemblies
4 Lectures 14:38

Understanding assemblies and subassemblies.

Assembly and Subassembly Overview

A discussion on creating assemblies for corridor modeling.

Creating Assemblies for Corridor Modeling

Understanding how to modify assemblies and subassemblies.

Modifying Assemblies

Understanding how to use an assembly in multiple projects.

Copying Assemblies to a Tool Palette
9 Lectures 36:51

An overview of corridor models.

Preview 03:36

Examine how to create the corridor model.

Creating a Corridor

Understanding target mapping.

Target Mapping

Understanding the properties of a corridor and how you can leverage them to make edits.

Corridor Properties

Understanding how to create corridor surfaces.

Corridor Surfaces

Review and edit corridor sections.

Reviewing and Editing Corridor Sections

Examining intersections.

An Overview of Intersections

Examine how to create an intersection.

Creating Intersections

Examine how to review and edit an intersection.

Reviewing and Editing Intersections
Pipe Networks
6 Lectures 25:35

Examine pipe networks and all the different settings and styles necessary for developing pipe networks.

Pipe Networks Overview

Understand how to configure pipe network components.

Configuring Pipe Networks

Understand how to lay out a pipe network.

Laying Out a Pipe Network

Understand how to edit pipe networks.

Editing Pipe Networks

Understand how to check for interference in pipe networks.

Interference Checking with Pipe Networks

A need to summarize the course.

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