Land Desktop to Civil 3D®

This video lesson series shows you what Civil 3D is all about, how it differs from Land Desktop, and how best to make the move from one to the other. The lessons are taught by a practicing civil engineer with extensive experience using both programs in real-world projects.



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Migrating from Land Desktop to Civil 3D

Lesson Contents

  • Introduction and Overview
  • The Benefits of Civil 3D
    • Dynamic modeling
    • Quicker design alternatives (draw, then edit)
    • All project data is stored right in the drawing
    • Labels and tables update automatically
    • Standards (styles) are part of the template drawing
    • Multiple drawings can be open
  • Comparing Civil 3D vs Land Desktop
    • User Interface
    • Project settings
    • Survey features
    • Point features
    • Lines and curves
    • Surface features
    • Parcels
    • Alignments
    • Profiles
    • Assemblies and sub-assemblies
    • The Corridor concept and its features
    • Sections
    • Site grading features
    • Pipe features
    • Hydrology

  • Laying the Groundwork for a Successful Move (Best Practices)
    • What you can expect
    • Assigning a point person
    • Importing an LD project vs starting from scratch
    • Choosing the right job for your first project
    • Other best practices
  • Summary and Review