Civil 3D Trainng for Surveyors


This video lesson series takes a look at Civil 3D from a Surveyors perspective. The instructor begins with importing field data and takes you through the steps to create and adjust a traverse, creating a boundary, subdividing the parcel, and importing topo. At the conclusion, you will see how to create sheets for both the boundary plat and topo map for the project. Along the way, comparisons will be made to Land Desktop to help those migrating from that program over to Civil 3D. The lessons are taught by a practicing civil engineer with extensive experience using both programs in real-world projects.


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Civil 3D Lesson Highlights

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Field Data
    • Template drawings
    • Settings
    • Prospector, Settings, and Survey tabs
    • Ribbon
    • Preparation
    • Creating a new survey database
    • Importing field data
    • Creating a traverse
    • Adjusting the traverse
    • Editing the survey network
    • More on the "survey network" object
  • Points and Figures
    • Preparation (styles)
    • Description keys
    • Point Groups
    • Figures
    • Importing field data
    • Reviewing the resulting point groups and figures
  • Boundary and Parcels
    • Preparation (styles)
    • Creating the parcel
    • Subdividing the parcel
    • Parcel tables
    • Mapcheck
    • Labeling
    • Preparation (styles)
    • Creating the surface
    • Editing the surface
    • Labeling
  • Plat and Topo Sheets
    • Layer states
    • Title block
    • Viewport's
    • Adding notes
  • Summary and Review

Requirements: Pentium or faster computer, 1280 x 960 or higher video resolution, sound card and speakers, CD-ROM drive, 256 MB RAM. Windows XP and above for most versions. Macromedia flash player 5.0 or higher.


Basic installation requires 10 MB hard drive space. Additional hard drive space is required if you choose to store the lesson files on your hard drive instead of running them from the CD-ROM. Note that lesson files can be stored on a network hard drive and shared among other registered users of the product. (A separate copy must be purchased for each computer that you wish to run the software on.)