AutoDesk AutoCad Civil 3D For Surveyors


Course Description

This in-depth training course is for surveyors and survey technicians that do not necessarily need all of the functionality that is taught in the AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals course.

This course equips the surveyor with the basic knowledge needed to use Civil 3D efficiently in a typical daily workflow. Students learn how to import the converted field equipment survey data into a standardized environment in Civil 3D and to use the automation tools to create an Existing Condition Plan. Data collection, least square analysis, and traverses are also covered. Other topics that help in increasing efficiency include styles, proper AutoCAD drafting techniques, the methodology needed to create line work effectively for variables used in defining symbology, surfaces, categorizing points, and importing imagery.

Topics include:

The AutoCAD Civil 3D Interface & Points overview and styles

• Importing points and coordinate transforms & creating points and drafting

• Point groups, grips, and reports & Point security and editing

• Introduction to data collection in the field & Introduction to Civil 3D Survey and automated line work

• Survey networks & Survey Least Squares analysis

• Traverses and their adjustment & Traverse Loop and Closed Connected Loop adjustments

• Surface overview & Surface editing

• Surface labels and analysis

Course Prerequisites:

No previous CAD experience is necessary. However, drafting, design or engineering experience is a plus. It is recommended that you have a working knowledge of: Microsoft Windows Vista, 2007, XP, 2000.

Course Outline:

AutoCAD Civil 3D Interface

• AutoCAD Civil 3D Workspaces

• AutoCAD Civil 3D User Interface

• AutoCAD Civil 3D Toolspace

• AutoCAD Civil 3D Panorama


Civil 3D Survey Tool Space

• Survey Workflow Overview

• Introduction to the Survey Toolspace

• The Survey Toolspace

• Survey Networks


Civil 3D Points

• Points Overview

• Point Label Styles

• Styles and Templates

• Point Settings & Creating Points

• Transparent Command & Description Key Sets

• Importing and Exporting Points

• Point Groups

• Reviewing and Editing Points

• Locking/Unlocking Points

• Point Reports


Civil 3D Survey Figures

• Survey Figures

• Importing a Fieldbook

• Working with Figures


Survey Workflow

• Overview


Prepare for Survey Data

• Survey Equipment

• Import Field Data

• Figure Prefix Database & Field Codes


Obtain and Create Survey Data

• Survey Data – Figures

• Survey Data - Line Code

• Translating a Survey Database


Adjust, Analyze, and Output Survey Data

• Least Squares

• Least Creating a Least Squares Input File

• Traverses Basics

• Defining a Traverse

• Multiple Network Surveys


Civil 3D Surface Overview

• Surface Process

• Surface Properties

• Boundaries and Breaklines

• Contour Data

• Other Surface Data

• Breaklines and Boundaries

• Surface Analysis Tools


Civil 3D Surface Editing

• Surface Editing

• Adjusting Surfaces through Surface Properties

• Viewing Surfaces in 3D


Civil 3D Surface Labels and Analysis

• Surface Labels

• Surface Volume Calculations

• Surface Analysis Display


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