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Civil 3D Training - Grading!

This lesson series takes you through the steps to set up and calculate grading for a set of building pads and a cul-de-sac. Topics include grading setup and configuration, raising or lowering a building pad and balancing cut and fill. These lessons are taught by a practicing civil engineer using real-world projects and data.




Lesson Highlights for Grading with Civil 3D

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Settings
    • Grading groups and sites
    • One vs. many grading groups
    • Overview of grading settings
  • Setting up grading criteria
    • Setting the grading method
    • Setting cut and fill options
    • Creating and editing additional grading criteria
  • Feature lines
    • Using feature lines to control how grading is processed
    • Use feature lines for curbs, walls, building pads, ditches, berms and more
    • Creating feature lines
    • Editing feature lines properties
  • Grading groups
    • Creating grading groups
    • How grading groups work with other Civil 3D projects
    • Calculating grades
  • Editing grading/feature lines
    • Changing the fill slope
    • Watch out for UNDO
    • Using the grading editor
    • The power of feature lines
  • Volumes
    • Calculating volumes
    • Raising or lowering a building pad
    • Balancing cut and fill
  • 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.)