AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 FundamentalsNewly Released

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 Fundamentals Course Description

Duration: 4.00 days (32 hours)

The AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018: Fundamentals course is designed for Civil Engineers and Surveyors who want to take advantage of the AutoCAD Civil 3D software’s interactive, dynamic design functionality. The AutoCAD Civil 3D software permits the rapid development of alternatives through its model-based design tools. You will learn techniques enabling you to organize project data, work with points, create and analyze surfaces, model road corridors, create parcel layouts, perform grading and volume calculation tasks, and layout pipe networks.

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Course Prerequisites for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 Fundamentals

  • » Experience with AutoCAD or AutoCAD-based products (such as Autodesk Land Desktop) and a sound understanding and knowledge of civil engineering terminology.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 Fundamentals Course Objectives

  • » Learn the AutoCAD Civil 3D user interface
  • » Create and edit parcels and print parcel reports
  • » Create points and point groups and work with survey figures
  • » Create, edit, view, and analyze surfaces
  • » Create and edit alignments
  • » Create data shortcuts
  • » Create sites, profiles, and cross-sections
  • » Create assemblies, corridors, and intersections
  • » Create grading solutions
  • » Create gravity fed and pressure pipe networks
  • » Perform quantity takeoff and volume calculations
  • » Use plan production tools to create plan and profile sheets

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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 Fundamentals Course Outline

      1. The AutoCAD Civil 3D Interface
        1. Product Overview
        2. AutoCAD Civil 3D Workspaces
          1. Start Tab
        3. AutoCAD Civil 3D User Interface
          1. User Interface
        4. AutoCAD Civil 3D Toolspace
          1. Prospector Tab
          2. Settings Tab
          3. Survey Tab
          4. Toolbox Tab
        5. AutoCAD Civil 3D Panorama
        6. AutoCAD Civil 3D Templates, Settings, and Styles
          1. Drawing Settings in Detail
          2. Styles
          3. Templates
      2. Project Management
        1. AutoCAD Civil 3D Projects
          1. Single-Design Drawing Projects
          2. Multiple Drawings Sharing Data using Shortcuts
          3. Multiple Drawings Sharing Data with Autodesk Vault
        2. Sharing Data
        3. Using Data Shortcuts for Project Management
          1. Update Notification
          2. Removing and Promoting Shortcuts
          3. eTransmit Data References
          4. Data Shortcut Workflow
          5. Workflow Details
          6. Advantages of Data Shortcuts
          7. Limitations of Data Shortcuts
      3. Parcels
        1. Lines and Curves
          1. Practice 3a Beginning a Subdivision Project
        2. Introduction to Parcels
          1. ROW Parcel
          2. Parcel Style Display Order
          3. Parcel Properties
          4. Parcel Labels and Styles
          5. Create Parcels from Objects
          6. Creating Right-of-Way Parcels
        3. Creating and Editing Parcels by Layout Overview
        4. Creating and Editing Parcels
          1. Freehand
          2. Slide Line
          3. Swing Line
          4. Free Form Create
          5. Frontage
        5. Renumbering Parcels
        6. Parcel Reports
        7. Parcel Labels
        8. Parcel Tables
      4. Survey
        1. Survey Workflow Overview
          1. Workflow
        2. Survey Figures
          1. Figure Styles
          2. Figure Prefix Database
        3. Points Overview
          1. Point Label Style
        4. Point Settings
        5. Creating Points
        6. Description Key Sets
        7. Importing Survey Data
          1. Import Points Only
          2. Duplicate Point Numbers
          3. Survey Toolspace
          4. Import Points and Figures Using the Survey Database
        8. Point Groups
          1. Defining Point Groups
        9. Reviewing and Editing Points
        10. Point Reports
      5. Surfaces
        1. Surface Process
        2. Surface Properties
        3. Contour Data
          1. Weeding Factors
          2. Supplementing Factors
          3. Contour Issues
          4. Minimizing Flat Triangle Strategies
        4. Other Surface Data
          1. DEM Files
          2. Drawing Objects
          3. Point Files
          4. Point Groups
          5. Point Survey Queries
          6. Figure Survey Queries
        5. Breaklines and Boundaries
          1. Breaklines
        6. Surface Editing
          1. Line Edits
          2. Point Edits
          3. Simplify Surface
          4. Smooth Contours
          5. Smooth Surface
          6. Copy Surface
          7. Surface Paste
          8. Raise/Lower Surface
          9. Adjusting Surfaces Through Surface Properties
        7. Surface Analysis Tools
          1. Viewing a Surface in 3D
          2. Quick Profile
        8. Surface Labels
          1. Contour Labels
          2. Spot and Slope Labels
        9. Surface Volume Calculations
          1. Volumes Dashboard
          2. Bounded Volumes
          3. Volume Reports
          4. Grid Volume or TIN Volume Surface
          5. 3D Solid Surface from TIN Surface
        10. Surface Analysis Display
          1. Analysis Settings
          2. Analysis Data Display
        11. Point Cloud Surface Extraction
          1. Attach Point Cloud
          2. Surfaces from Point Clouds
      6. Alignments
        1. Roadway Design Overview
        2. AutoCAD Civil 3D Site
        3. Introduction to Alignments
          1. Criteria-Based Design
          2. Alignment Types
          3. Alignment Segment Types
        4. Alignments Layout Tools
          1. Alignment Editing
        5. Alignment Properties
          1. Station Control Tab
          2. Design Criteria Tab
        6. Labels and Tables
          1. Alignment Point Labels
          2. Independent Alignment Labels
          3. Alignment Table Styles
      7. Profiles
        1. Profiles Overview
          1. Repositioning and Deleting Profile Views
        2. Create a Profile View Style
        3. Create Profiles from Surface
        4. Create Profile View Wizard
        5. Finished Ground Profiles
        6. Create and Edit Profiles
          1. Transparent Commands
          2. Assigning Profile Band Elevations
          3. Profile Segment Types
          4. Profile Labels
      8. Corridors
        1. Assembly Overview
          1. Assemblies
          2. Subassemblies
        2. Modifying Assemblies
          1. Attaching Subassemblies
          2. Detaching Subassemblies
          3. Copying Assemblies
          4. Mirroring Subassemblies
          5. Select Similar Subassemblies
          6. Sharing Assemblies
          7. Getting More Information on Subassemblies
        3. Creating a Corridor
          1. Target Mapping
          2. Corridor Frequency
        4. Corridor Properties
          1. Information Tab
          2. Parameters Tab
          3. Codes
          4. Feature Lines
          5. Slope Patterns
        5. Designing Intersections
          1. General Tab
          2. Geometry Details Tab
          3. Corridor Regions Tab
        6. Corridor Surfaces
          1. Overhang Correction
          2. Surface Boundaries
        7. Corridor Section Review and Edit
        8. Corridor Visualization
          1. Line of Sight Analysis
      9. Grading
        1. Grading Overview
        2. Feature Lines
          1. Feature Line Contextual Tab
          2. Elevation Editor
        3. Grading Tools
          1. Grading Creation Tools Toolbar
        4. Modifying AutoCAD Civil 3D Grading
          1. Grading Styles
          2. Feature Line Labels
          3. Grading Criteria
          4. Grading Criteria Set
          5. Grading Volumes
      10. Pipe Networks
        1. Pipes Overview
        2. Pipes Configuration
        3. Creating Networks from Objects
        4. The Network Layout Toolbar
        5. Network Editing
          1. Pipe (and Structure) Properties
          2. Swap Part
          3. Connect/ Disconnect From Part
        6. Annotating Pipe Networks
          1. Pipe Networks in Sections
          2. Pipe Network Reports and Tables
        7. Pressure Pipe Networks
      11. Quantity Take Off/Sections
        1. Sample Line Groups
          1. Modifying Sample Line Group
        2. Section Volume Calculations
          1. Earthwork Volumes
          2. Mass Haul
          3. Material Volumes
          4. Quantity Takeoff Criteria
          5. Define Materials
        3. Pay Items
          1. Integrated Quantity Takeoff
        4. Section Views
          1. Section View Wizard
      12. Plan Production
        1. Plan Production Tools
          1. Overview
          2. More Information
        2. Plan Production Objects
          1. View Frames
          2. View Frame Groups
          3. Match Lines
        3. Plan Production Object Edits
          1. Name
          2. Description
          3. Object style
          4. View Frame Geometry Properties Edits
          5. Match Line Geometry Properties Edits
        4. Creating Sheets
        5. Sheet Sets
          1. Structuring Sheet Sets
          2. Editing Sheet Sets
          3. Sheet Set Manager Properties

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- Highly-skilled Autodesk Certified Instructor; working with Autodesk Softwares since 1993.
- Expert in AutoCAD, Autodesk 3DS, Autodesk Revit, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, and Architectural Desktop.
- Authored course materials for numerous Autodesk courses.


Joseph is an Autodesk Certified Instructor specializing in developing and teaching Autodesk courses, with a working knowledge of such products as AutoCAD, Autodesk 3DS, Autodesk Revit, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, and Architectural Desktop.

In addition to teaching and developing courses for the past 10 years, Joseph has authored course materials for many AutoDesk courses. He is also well versed in Inventor 8 and 9.

Joseph demonstrates a straightforward, down-to-earth teaching style in order to reach students at widely differing levels of expertise. His extensive product knowledge and exuberant teaching style makes Joseph a consistently highly rated instructor at NetCom Learning.
Roger M.
- Autodesk authority. Subject Matter Expert specializing in AutoCAD, Revit, 3D, and other Autodesk softwares with over 25 years of experience.
- More than 21 years of experience as a trainer.
- Highly rated instructor with all-time average student evaluation score of 8.7 out of 9.


Roger is an Autodesk Certified Instructor with over 25 years of experience working with challenging projects in the management and support in Revit BIM, AutoCAD and 3DS Max Systems Applications for numerous Architectural and Interior Design Firms, Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing Companies. He is proficient in Advanced Visualization Design and is a specialist with analysis, customization, management and optimization of BIM Revit, AutoCAD and 3DS Max for best practices and standards procedures. Roger has been able to support and assist many firms in the field of Architectural Design in the past 20 years.

Roger is also a CTT+ certified, with a Bachelors degree in Computer Programming
and also holds a New York University Certification. In addition, he has also been an
instructor since 1990 with proven on-site and online training expertise.

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