August Civil 3D Training

Tags Service Pack, Civil 3D, training, video, Release 7

This August has been busy and sometimes downright hectic. Funny thing is, I don’t feel like I accomplished much which is really silly. It must be a post-Olympic hangover. Too much highly visible amazing personal and team achievement followed too many endless ads from the same corporations can do that to you. No single TV network should ever be allowed to do the Olympics again.

If the tiny nation of Fiji can win an Olympic Gold, anything is possible. I shouldn’t feel so bad. After the usual rasher of Autodesk summer Service Packs we produced new builds of Release 7 of the Framework for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 and 2016 and did that in no time. It is a matter of focus.

You probably also noticed that I’ve been discovered talking to the wall again. This seems to be something surviving AutoCAD Civil 3D experts are now required to do. There is an august plethora of new videos on the website. I always wanted to use the phrase “august plethora” in a blog post. A lots of gold thing. Now I got that writer-craft thing is done. I can check it off my bucket list (grin). I already hiked over My Whitney the wrong way in bare feet and shorts just to do it. I admit that was in another more extreme lifetime. Trust me. It still counts.

Serious Civil 3D Content

A brief summary of August's website additions and updates:

  • New product builds for all products for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 and AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017
  • New Framework Previews videos page
  • Updated many more Overview Videos for Release 7
  • New Install Videos and updates to the Installation Video pages for Release 7 in Windows 10
  • Updated Framework for Release 7 install docs now available on product download pages
  • Additions to the Book of Alignments - see Civil 3D Alignments in Documentation and Help
  • Many Video additions to the Civil Training on the Web video training section
  • Added a new Civil 3D Basics section to Civil Training on the Web
  • Added a new Civil 3D Exports section to Documentation and Help
  • Added links to in-depth Civil 3D video traininng courses on the web
  • Website security updates

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Recent Featured Video Training

 Civil 3D Layers Best Practices

Civil 3D Layers Best Practices



Kyle Groves, a Technical Specialist at ATG, delivers an instructional walkthrough about AutoCAD Layer functionality in Civil 3D.
From the ATG YouTube Channel.


The first 38 minutes of this video is a good instructional review of AutoCAD Layer basics and Civil 3D Layer mechanics in Civil 3D Styles and Settings.
Funny. Almost upfront Kyle states that Styles are more powerful than Layers in Civil 3D then proceeds to talk about and employ the AutoCAD Layer Manager time and time again.
It is easy to almost never employ the AutoCAD Layer Manager in the production use of Civil 3D. Say what?
For reasons unknown, Kyle dodges some really important essential tools like Layer States.

Simply put: Great Civil 3D Style Tools coupled with managed Layers States create more freedom to work better and faster in Civil 3D.
What do you know? The Framework for Civil 3D Spreadsheet tools produce Layer Standards spreadsheets that work with the CTC tools.


 Calculate Complex Material Volumes with Subcriteria

Calculate Complex Material Volumes with Subcriteria



Autodesk's Jeff Bartels covers how to employ Materials Subcriteria for multiple surface volume calculations in Civil 3D.
In other words - how to calculate multiple controlled volumes of materials between mulitple surfaces in Corridors.
See the Jeff Bartels YouTube Channel.
and the Civil Immersion blog.


Jeff covers the advanced Volumes Material Subcriteria method in detail.

All of Jeff's other Volume calculation videos:
Cut and Fill Corridor Volume Mechanics
Corridor Structure Material Volumes
Calculate Complex Material Volumes with Subcriteria