Synopses & Reviews
Design Your Way from Field to Finish with This Expert Guide
Create winning designs and effectively manage every stage of your projects with this Autodesk Official Training Guide for Autodesk's powerful civil engineering software. Authored by experts with close ties to the software development team and the Civil 3D community, this book offers an in-depth, tutorial-based approach that is grounded in real-world examples so that you can get the most out of Civil 3D.
Fully updated for Civil 3D 2011's new features, such as advanced tools for geospatial and earthwork analysis, this book not only shows you how to use Civil 3D in a production environment, it also prepares you for Autodesk's Civil 3D 2011 Certified Associate and Certified Professional exams.
Digging deep into Civil 3D 2011, including new tools and functionality
Working field to finish with in-depth information on field surveying
Using helpful intersection tools to shorten the design of complex corridors
Designing models using practical data that helps you anticipate issues
Creating construction documents in a flash with the Plan Production tool
Building project visualizations that don't break the bank or the schedule
Sharpen Your Civil 3D 2011 Skills with Real-World Engineering Examples
Design Subdivision and Lot Layouts with Precision and Ease
Plan the Efficient Movement of Materials During Construction
Produce More Accurate Construction Plans to Increase Field Efficiency
Prepare for the Civil 3D 2011 Certified Associate and Certified Professional Exams
Mastering Civil 3D's straightforward explanations, real-world examples, and practical tutorials focus squarely on teaching vital Civil 3D tips, tricks, and techniques. The authors' extensive real-world experience and Civil 3D expertise allows them to focus on how the software is used in real-world professional environments and present topics and techniques that are not documented elsewhere.
Mastering Civil 3D begins with an overview of key concepts and the software's interface. It then shows how elements of the dynamic engineering program work together and discusses the best methods for creating, editing, displaying, and labeling all of a civil engineering projects' elements. The book features in-depth, detailed coverage of surveying, points, alignments, surfaces, profiles, corridors, grading, LandXML and LDT Project Transfer, cross sections, pipe networks, visualization, sheets, and project management as well as Vault and data shortcuts.
Mastering Civil 3D also features content to help readers pass the Civil 3D 2011 Certified Associate and Certified Professional exams and will feature instructor support materials appropriate for use in both the training and higher education channels.
The only comprehensive reference and tutorial for Civil 3D 2011
Civil 3D is Autodesk’s popular, robust civil engineering software, and this fully updated guide is the only one endorsed by Autodesk to help students prepare for certification exams. Packed with expert tips, tricks, techniques, and tutorials, this book covers every aspect of Civil 3D 2011, the preferred software package for designing roads, highways, subdivisions, drainage and sewer systems, and other large-scale civic projects.
- This is the official, Autodesk-endorsed guide to Civil 3D, the leading software for designing large-scale civic systems such as highways, subdivisions, and sewer systems
- Covers all the key concepts, the software interface, and best methods for creating, editing, displaying, and labeling all elements of a civic engineering project
- Features in-depth, detailed coverage of surveying, points, alignments, surfaces, profiles, corridors, grading, LandXML and LDT Project Transfer, cross sections, pipe networks, visualization, sheets, and project management
- Includes what students need to pass the Civil 3D 2011 Certified Associate and Certified Professional exams
Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 is a complete course in the real-world application of Civil 3D as well as the ultimate study guide for certification.
About the Author
James Wedding is an award-winning registered Professional Engineer and a member of the Autodesk Civil Engineering team who has worked extensively? to help shape Civil 3D. He is?a highly rated Autodesk University speaker, the face of Auodesk's Civil Engineering Resource Center, and blogs at www.civil3d.com.Scott McEachron has experience in? the civil engineering, land surveying, and GIS industries. He has worked as a consultant for Autodesk, its resellers, and many of the top 100 firms on the Engineering News-Record's Top 500 Design Firms list. Scott has been an instructor at Autodesk University for seven years and actively maintains www.civil3dtutorials.com.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Getting Dirty: The Basics of Civil 3D.
Chapter 2 Back to Basics: Lines and Curves.
Chapter 3 Lay of the Land: Survey.
Chapter 4 X Marks the Spot: Points.
Chapter 5 The Ground Up: Surfaces in Civil 3D.
Chapter 6 Don't Fence Me In: Parcels.
Chapter 7 Laying a Path: Alignments.
Chapter 8 Cut to the Chase: Profiles.
Chapter 9 Slice and Dice: Profile Views in Civil 3D.
Chapter 10 Templates Plus: Assemblies and Subassemblies.
Chapter 11 Easy Does It: Basic Corridors.
Chapter 12 The Road Ahead: Advanced Corridors.
Chapter 13 Stacking Up: Cross Sections.
Chapter 14 The Tool Chest: Parts Lists and Part Builder.
Chapter 15 Running Downhill: Pipe Networks.
Chapter 16 Working the Land: Grading.
Chapter 17 Sharing the Model: Data Shortcuts.
Chapter 18 Behind the Scenes: Autodesk Data Management Server.
Chapter 19 Teamwork: Vault Client and Civil 3D.
Chapter 20 Out the Door: Plan Production.
Chapter 21 Playing Nice with Others: LDT and Land XML.
Chapter 22 Get The Picture: Visualization.
Chapter 23 Projecting the Cost: Quantity Takeoff.
Appendix A The Bottom Line.
Appendix B The Autodesk Certification Exams.