Video Training

Autodesk Civil 3D Video Training Resources

Civil 3D Video Training

A curated library of the best Civil 3D and Infraworks Training Videos

New Free Public Civil Training

See what people are talking about on Twitter #Civil3D, #AutodeskCivil3D and The Civil 3D Cadpilot

The AKN online Help Video Collection for Civil 3D 2021

You can change the release reference (2021) in the link above to see and play the videos for Civil 3D 2020-2018.

Access to product Install videos requires that you are logged in.

Access to some site video collections require a free site membership and login.
See the Members>>Documentation and Help section for in-depth help for AutoCAD Civil 3D.

What Videos to watch first?

Every video has a brief summary of the contents on the page

  • Framework Preview videos provide a quick peek into the Framework
  • If you are new customer, watch the Install videos - you must login.
  • The updated Overview Videos cover what is in the packages and how to use them
  • The Blog Videos are video blog posts on a variety of topics
    New videos are added frequently.
  • Civil Training on the Web lists selected video training from others with comments.
    These include important Autodesk product series of videos from published lists.
  • The Civil 3D Projects and Setup videos cover the ways to employ
    Data Shortcuts and Data References - How Projects work in Civil 3D
  • Civil 3D Setup Checklists videos cover the details and mechanics of Civil 3D Setup
  • Description Key Sets cover point display and customization
  • In-depth Civil 3D training course listings cover vital production topics.
    See the Plan Publication and the plan and profile Deliverables courses.

Does the video content for one release still apply?


Framework products run in multiple releases of Autodesk Civil 3D.

An Autodesk Civil 3D release may differ in some nuanced areas but the fundamentals and process mechanics that Civil 3D employs do not change much by design.

Recent or Select Videos

See the Site Video Index page for videos listed by category

 The InstantOn Desktop Package

Civil 3D InstantOn Desktop Package Resources

In-depth video reviews of the InstantOn Desktop technologies, structures, and integrated resources
employed in the Framework for Civil 3D.

InstantOn Desktop Template Resources

An overview of Framework for Civil 3D InstantOn Desktop Template Resources
for Release 8 and Release 7 for Autodesk Civil 3D 2020 - AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018

The supplied InstantOn Templates:

  • Classic Templates
  • Reference Template Resources
  • Layout Resources and Sheet Templates
  • Sheet Set Template and UDS Structure
  • See the separate important video details for Civil 3D Project Template resources and development


InstantOn Desktop Resource Collections

An overview of Framework for Civil 3D InstantOn Desktop Integrated Resource Collections
for Release 8 and Release 7 for Autodesk Civil 3D 2020 - AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018

The other integrated and adaptive InstantOn Resource Collections and thier Structures

  • Assemblies, Tool Palettes
  • Adpative Layer Standards Structures and common content
  • Linetypes
  • Plotstyles
  • Survey Queries and Tools
  • Settings and Style Structure
  • InstantOn Desktop Style Tools and Structure
  • Survey defaults and Adaptive Figure Prefix Dbs
  • Symbol Set containers
  • Symbol Exchange Tool
  • Teststyles


Older Release 7 InstantOn Desktop Package Details

An overview of AutoCAD Civil 3D InstantOn Desktop Resources
Reviews Release 7 for Autodesk Civil 3D 2019, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018, and AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017

 InstantOn Documentation

Civil 3D InstantOn Desktop Package Documentation

In-depth video overviews of the InstantOn and Framework for Civil 3D
documentation and help resources available with the products and on this website.

InstantOn Desktop Documentation

An overview of Framework for Civil 3D InstantOn Desktop resources and documentation
Reviews Release 8 and Release 7 for Autodesk Civil 3D 2020 - AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018


Website Documentation and Help

An overview of cadpilot website's on-line documentation and help.
Reviews Member's section documentation and help with videos, posts, and on-line resources.


 Construct a Root Template for Civil 3D TREFs

Construct a Root Template for Civil 3D TREFs

Recent Blog Posts | Blog Post

The mechanics and details of how to construct a new super simple Civil 3D template for project drawings that employ TREFs.



A step-by-step walk through guide of how to build and implement a simple Root Template for use with Reference Templates (TREF) in projects in Civil 3D.

The Framework for Civil 3D Jump Kit product supplies Reference Template targets that support single-file and multiple file TREF (reference template) resources.