Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D: Working with corridors
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- A summary overview of the components in a corridor and the workflow to join them together.
- Traditional and non-traditional innovative examples of using corridors on design projects.
- Tips and tricks to maximise drawing performance, increase usability, and allow easy changes.
- How to quickly create the main outputs from a corridor to illustrate your proposal.
- Solid foundation of civil engineering though land development projects or university courses.
- Computer or a laptop with AutoCAD Civil3D installed (version 2018 - 2020 recommended)
- Competent at using the basics of Civil3D e.g. already done the tutorials in the softwares help file.
This course will improve your existing knowledge of Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D Corridors. It is intended for those who already know the basics of setting up a corridor but are interested in learning more effective ways of working with the software and those who want to learn more advanced skills.
The course won't cover every detail of corridor modelling but it will quickly but thoroughly cover the key topics in an easy to understand way. I have taught many people in the workplace the best ways to set up corridors and how to use them to your advantage to productively create drawing outputs so I believe I understand how to convey the important bits of information in a format you can understand.
There are many training courses available which are excellent for beginners or those wanting to get an overview of the whole software. In addition, I believe there is a demand for courses aimed at intermediate/advanced users who want to be able to use the software more independently at a higher level. It is important to understand, making a detailed corridor model is not always actually required. The corridor model is just a tool to help check and convey your design.
Remember: "All models are wrong, but some are useful" - George Box
Check out the course content below to see if the sections and lecture questions might be useful to you.
Note: Example drawings in this course are provided in 2013 and 2018 file versions. Although, it is recommended you use Civil 3D version 2018 or later for this course to avoid backward compatibility issues with drawing objects.
If you have a Civil 3D version below 2018 you will still be able to follow the course but some of the completed example drawings may not appear correctly when opened.
- CAD designers in the Civil Engineering industry looking to stand out from colleagues.
- Civil Engineering university students with basic software knowledge wanting to get their career off to a good start.
- Users of other Autodesk products e.g. Revit, wanting to learn new skills with a similar part based modelling software.
This lectures explains the 5 parts of the course and points out some settings to check, and files to download to follow the examples.
Once you have confirmed the alignment location, you can start to consider the vertical geometry. Although this is easy enough to change later the whole process goes smoother if you think about the levels carefully.
After this lecture you will know easy and hard ways to create assemblies. The choice of sub-assemblies is important and you need to understand what your end outputs are before you begin - in particular what surfaces you want to make from the corridor.
Remember, Civil 3D is just a tool to help you check your engineering designs and illustrate them to others. A corridor is just one tool, and it can be used in many ways, for anything that is somewhat uniform and over a reasonable distance. Some examples are railways, retaining walls (or noise walls), pipe trenches, carpark kerbs, walkways, and swales.
LOTS. I don't pretend to know everything about the software, it is far too extensive for any one person to understand completely. For instance, you could make a whole Udemy course on making 1 sub-assembly using Autodesk Sub assembly Composer. I am looking at making some future courses, there are 7 possible topics included in this lecture.
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