Using Styles in Civil 3D®

Put styles to work for you to save time and promote a uniform consistent look. 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.


With styles you can...

  • Quickly change the format and appearance of objects and labels in your drawing.
  • More easily create a consistent, uniform look to your drawing.
  • Save lots of time and energy.


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Lesson Contents

  • 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