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A complete, detailed reference and tutorial for AutoCAD Civil 3D
Autodesk's Civil 3D is the industry-leading civil engineering software, and this authoritative Autodesk Official Training Guide has been completely revised and modernized to offer you a fresh perspective on this powerful engineering package. Packed with new examples, new datasets, and new tutorials, this book 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 project's 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. Practical tutorials, tips, tricks, real-world examples and easy-to-follow explanations detail all aspects of a civil engineering project. This Mastering book is recommended as a Certification Preparation study guide resource for the Civil 3D Associate and Professional exams.
- Features in-depth, detailed coverage of AutoCAD Civil 3D, the enormously popular civil engineering software
- 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 project's elements
- Shares straightforward explanations, real-world examples, and practice tutorials on surveying, points, alignments, surfaces, profiles, corridors, grading, and much more
In addition to teaching you vital Civil 3D tips, tricks, and techniques, Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D will also help you 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, downloadable datasets so readers can jump right in to whatever tutorial interests them, and instructor support materials appropriate for use in both the training and higher education channels.
Dig Deep into Civil 3D with This Expert Guide
The new version of this Autodesk Official Training Guide has been completely revised and updated by two renowned Civil 3D experts, who bring a fresh perspective on using Civil 3D 2012 in professional environments. Quickly build your skills and effectively manage every stage of your projects with this detailed reference and tutorial, which covers everything from the Civil 3D user interface to surveying and alignments, advanced corridors and roundabouts, sanitary and storm analysis, cost estimating, styles, and much more.
This in-depth guide not only teaches you how to use Civil 3D in production environments, it also helps you prepare for Autodesk's Civil 3D Certified Associate and Certified Professional exams.
Understanding Civil 3D 2012, including new tools and functionality
Creating, editing, displaying, and labeling all project elements
Using intersection tools to shorten the design of complex corridors, including roundabouts
Calling on Partbuilder to create pipe networks without pain
Performing storm and sewer analysis and assessing impact with the new SSA tools
Producing plans quickly and easily with Production Wizard
Estimating costs in a flash with Quantity Takeoff
A detailed new chapter on using Civil 3D Templates and Styles
Sharpen Your Civil 3D 2012 Skills with This In-Depth Guide
Lay Out Subdivisions, Lots, and Roundabouts with Ease
Master Surveying, Alignment, Surfaces, Grading, and More
Learn Real-World Tips, Tricks, and Techniques That Improve Results
Prepare for the Civil 3D 2012 Certified Associate or Certified Professional Exams
About the Author
Richard "Rick" Graham
has been a part of numerous Civil firms over the years. He has worked closely with the Autodesk Civil 3D development team to help shape future versions of the product, is President of the Civil 3D User Group, speaks at Autodesk University, and is a respected moderator on Autodesk's Civil 3D discussion boards as well as a blogger and social networker.
Louisa "Lou" Holland is a civil engineer who has been training users of Civil 3D since 2006. She has worked extensively with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and various consultants on Civil 3D implementations. Louisa is an Autodesk Approved Instructor (AAI), a Civil 3D Certified Professional, and a regular speaker at Autodesk University, Autodesk User Group International, and other industry events.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Basics of AutoCAD Civil 3D.
Chapter 2: Survey.
Chapter 3: Points.
Chapter 4: Surfaces.
Chapter 5: Parcels.
Chapter 6: Alignments.
Chapter 7: Profiles and Profile Views.
Chapter 8: Assemblies and Subassemblies.
Chapter 9: Basic Corridors.
Chapter 10: Advanced Corridors, Intersections, and Roundabouts.
Chapter 11: Superelevation.
Chapter 12: Cross Sections and Mass Haul.
Chapter 13: Pipe Networks and Part Builder.
Chapter 14: Storm and Sanitary Analysis.
Chapter 15: Grading.
Chapter 16: Plan Production.
Chapter 17: Interoperability.
Chapter 18: Quantity Takeoff.
Chapter 19: Styles.
Appendix A: The Bottom Line.
Appendix B: AutoCAD Civil 3D Certification.