AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 For SurveyorsNewly Released

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 For Surveyors Course Description

Duration: 2.00 days (16 hours)

This in-depth AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 for Surveyors learning course is for surveyors and survey technicians that do not necessarily need all of the functionality that is taught in AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals. This learning guide equips the surveyor with the basic knowledge required to use AutoCAD Civil 3D efficiently in a typical daily workflow. Students learn how to import the converted field equipment survey data into a standardized environment in AutoCAD Civil 3D and to use the automation tools to create an Existing Condition Plan. Data collection, and traverses are also covered. Other topics that help in increasing efficiency include styles, correct AutoCAD® drafting techniques, the methodology required to create linework effectively for variables used in defining symbology, surfaces, categorizing points, and importing imagery.

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Course Prerequisites for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 For Surveyors

  • » Previous experience with the AutoCAD software and a basic understanding of the Surveying profession is recommended.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 For Surveyors Course Objectives

  • » The AutoCAD Civil 3D Interface
  • » The Planning and Analysis workspace
  • » Points overview and styles
  • » Importing points and coordinate transformations
  • » 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 linework
  • » Survey networks
  • » Coordinate Geometry Editor for entering traverse information or legal descriptions
  • » Surface overview
  • » Surface editing
  • » Surface labels and analysis
  • » Point clouds and creating a surface from point cloud data

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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 For Surveyors 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
        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. Connecting to Geospatial Data
        1. Introduction to the Planning and Analysis Workspace
          1. Map Workflow
        2. Coordinate Systems
        3. Geospatial Data Connection
          1. Connect to GIS Data
          2. Stylize GIS Data
          3. Draw Order
        4. Create a Surface from GIS Data
          1. Contour Issues
          2. Minimizing Flat Triangle Strategies
          3. Draping Images on a Surface
      3. Survey Setup
        1. Survey Workflow Overview
        2. Collecting Field Data
        3. Introduction to the Survey Toolspace
        4. Survey Figures
          1. Drawing Settings
          2. Figure Styles
          3. Figure Prefix Database
        5. The Survey Database
        6. Lines and Curves
        7. Coordinate Geometry Editor
          1. Manually Entering COGO Data
      4. Points
        1. Points Overview
          1. Point Marker Styles
        2. Point Label Styles
          1. Information Tab
          2. General Tab
          3. Layout Tab
          4. Dragged State Tab
          5. Summary Tab
        3. Point Settings
        4. Creating Points
        5. Transparent Command
        6. Description Key Sets
        7. Importing and Exporting Points
          1. To Import Points
          2. Duplicate Point Numbers
          3. Transforming Points on Import or Export
        8. Point Groups
          1. Defining Point Groups
          2. Updating Out of Date Point Groups
          3. Overriding Point Group Properties
          4. Point Groups Display Properties
        9. Reviewing and Editing Points
          1. Repositioning Point Labels
        10. Locking/Unlocking Points
        11. Point Reports
          1. Point Reports - Reports Manager
          2. Point Editor Reports
      5. Points with Connective Codes
        1. Field Codes
        2. Survey Data - Figures
        3. Survey Data - Line Code
        4. Translating a Survey Database
      6. Field Book Files
        1. Survey Networks
        2. Importing a Field Book
        3. Working with Figures
        4. Filtering a Survey Database
      7. Surfaces
        1. Surface Process
        2. Surface Properties
        3. Surface Data
          1. Contours
          2. DEM Files
          3. Drawing Objects
          4. Point Files
          5. Point Groups
          6. Point Survey Queries
          7. Figure Survey Queries
        4. Breaklines and Boundaries
          1. Breaklines
          2. Boundaries
        5. 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
        6. Surface Analysis Tools
          1. Viewing a Surface in 3D
          2. Quick Profile
        7. Surface Labels
          1. Contour Labels
          2. Spot and Slope Labels
        8. 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
        9. Surface Analysis Display
          1. Analysis Settings
          2. Analysis Data Display
        10. Point Cloud Surface Extraction
          1. Attach Point Cloud
          2. Surfaces from Point Clouds

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Joseph D.
- 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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