Commercial Site Design with Civil 3D®

Taught by a practicing civil engineer, this lesson series takes you chronologically through a real project starting with importing the field data through creating the final sheets for construction plans. Along the way we'll cover creation of the existing surface and planimetrics; then creation of the proposed site, with building, curbs, and utilities; followed by the creation of the proposed surface, pipes and profiles. The series also includes using appropriate layers and layer states.


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Lesson Contents

Commercial Site Design with Civil 3D

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Prototypes and Projects Settings
    • Using Vault
    • The prototype drawing
    • Creating a new project and drawing in Vault
  • Processing the Field Data
    • Creating and editing point styles
    • Point label styles
    • Description keys
    • Figure prefix database
    • Importing the field book file
  • Creating the boundary & existing entities
    • Parcel styles, line label styles, area label styles
    • Creating the parcels, editing the styles
    • Drawing in building lines, easements, labeling entities, etc.
  • Creating the existing ground surface
    • Surface styles and data types
    • Creating the surface
    • Surface styles
    • Label the contours, edit the surface, smooth the surface.
  • Laying out the proposed building/curbs/utilities
    • Laying out the proposed parking/entrance
    • Inserting the building
  • Creating proposed grading/surface
    • Figuring out slopes, spot elevations
    • Creating feature lines for the curb and building
    • Editing feature lines
    • Creating the grading group/objects
    • Creating the surface/editing the surface
  • Sewer/Storm/Water plan & profiles
    • Lay out proposed water
    • Pipe network parts lists
    • Creating existing sewer network
    • Creating proposed water/sewer/storm networks
    • Creating alignments/profiles/profile views
  • Creating layer states and layouts from a template
    • Adding additional plan info
    • Creating the layer states
    • Plan templates (plan and detail sheets)
    • Adding a sheet set
    • Saving as a template drawing
  • Summary and review