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AutoCAD: Civil 3D Essentials

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Who should attend?

Infrastructure professionals


Good working knowledge of AutoCAD.

Course Objectives

AutoCAD Civil 3D software supports a wide range of survey and civil engineering tasks. It creates intelligent relationships between objects so that design changes update dynamically. So your civil objects - alignments, profiles, terrain models, pipe networks - all update when the data changes. Learning how to use these tools effectively is your key to working smarter in civil projects. You gain these skills in our 3-day AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials course.

As a result of attending this training you will be able to organize project data, work with points, create and analyze surfaces, model road corridors, create parcel layouts, perform grading and volume calculation tasks, create assemblies and corridors, calculate corridor volumes, create pipe networks and basic junctions.

Training Locations

Our lead training centre is located in Birkenhead, Merseyside, where we have state of the art training facilities. We also have a number of training venues throughout the North West, covering Chester, Manchester, Liverpool, North Wales, Lancashire and Staffordshire.

Alternatively, we can come to your business bringing with us our mobile IT classroom. We can deliver this kind of training anywhere in the UK and Europe and Online.

Course Details

Duration: 3 Days

Timings: 09:30 - 16:30

Course Content

  • Use point data to create a site plan that is physically and legally accurate
  • Create a continuous surface that you can use to display contours and elevations accurately
  • Increase the accuracy of elevation calculations
  • Cut and Fill - review site volume calculations based on the terrain model
  • Transform a 2D schematic into a 3D site model by adding a directional surface to elevations
  • Save time by creating grading standards
  • Create long sections and new design profiles in a fraction of the time compared to AutoCAD
  • Use profiles to view elevation data along a horizontal profile
  • Represent a proposed surface along an alignment
  • View cross sections of elevations along surfaces
  • Create, view and manipulate a 3D model of a path for traffic
  • Incorporate road features into your design, such as lanes, sideslopes, ditches and curbs
  • Create a corridor to calculate how much soil to be move, how much concrete and asphalt you need
  • Design and present the flow of a utility system
  • Use aerial photography
  • Add street signs, lampposts and trees
  • Drive along an alignment
  • Understand best practices to visualise a corridor, tips to show off your work
  • Prepare quick and easy junctions using the Junction Design Wizard
  • Learn undocumented techniques for working with Civil 3D and Revit together


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