Civil 3D Styles


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Using Styles in Civil 3D


Put styles to work for you to save time and promote a uniform consistent look. Learn how to create, edit and apply styles to the objects and labels in your drawings. Learn about the three different levels of styles, and how each level is used. Topics include coverage of using styles with surfaces, points, parcels, alignments, profiles, pipes and structures (both objects and labels). These lessons are taught by a practicing civil engineer using real-world projects and data.


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Lesson Highlights:

  • Introduction and Overview
    • What are styles and why are they useful
    • How styles are applied in Civil 3D
    • Three levels of styles
  • Drawing level settings
    • Scale, coordinate system, units, transformation
    • Object layer settings
    • Abbreviations and ambient settings
    • Other drawing level settings
  • Object styles
    • Surface styles
    • Point styles
    • Alignment styles
    • Profile styles
    • Pipe styles
    • Structure styles
  • Label styles
    • Accessing the label styles
    • Text style, label orientation and visibility
    • The layout tab and preview panel
    • Determining what to show including units and precision
    • Anchoring the label
    • Surface labels
    • Point labels
    • Parcel labels
    • Alignment labels
    • Profile labels
    • Pipe labels
    • Structure labels
  • Table styles
    • Creating and editing a table style
    • Text settings
    • Column settings
    • Sort order
  • Object level settings
    • How they can be used to fine tune styles that have already been applied to labels and objects
    • How to change the style of a contour label without affecting the rest of the labels
    • Editing a label style once it is already in place
    • Editing a storm profile label
    • Object label style overrides
    • Child overrides and other settings
    • How to use an object style from one drawing in another drawing
  • Command Settings
    • Controlling default settings
    • Setting default formats
    • Setting default point style, numbering etc.
    • Setting default labeling settings.
  • 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.)