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Civil 3D, Infraworks , and other Autodesk Civil applications Training Videos from the Web

Autodesk Civil Training on the Web

Useful Civil Training Videos from YouTube and elsewhere

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 Civil 3D for Microstation

Civil Training on the Web Users

A set of 4 videos on Civil 3D methods for Microstation Users by Alan Gilbert of Autodesk
Alan posts on the Civil Imersion blog with Jerry and Jeff Bartels.

Use the list in the control to pick the video

Civil 3D for Microstation Users

  • Part 1 - Precision Input
  • Part 2 - Snaps
  • Part 3 - Precise Snapping
  • Part 4 - Tracking


Essential differences between entry methods and tools in Civil 3D and Microstation.
Of course the toughest adaption is to remember to
watch the command line and rotate your focus in Civil 3D.

 Pipe Network Data Shortcuts

Civil Training on the Web By Layer


JT McManmon an Application Engineer at CAD Technology Center talks Data Shortcuts for Pipes

Pipe Network Data Shortcuts ByLayer


JT's discussion and training about Object Assignment and data shortcuts is worth considering and mentioning.
This is an interesting way to employ C3D Object Layer Assignment using the idea of a dummy Layer and Layer Modifiers.
Is it just easier to train yourself to remember to change the specific Drawing Settings properties BEFORE you do the deal?
No. Wait a minute when we create a reference to a Pipe network can we change things beforehand? You bet.
How many named Pipe Networks do you have in your project? Are we still stuck with only information Management by Layer?
Ok. I'm biased towards Style Management for some reason.

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 Civil 3D Grid to Ground

Civil Training on the Web Transformations


A set of 3 older videos on Civil 3D Grid to Ground Transformations by Alan Gilbert of Autodesk
Alan posts on the Civil Imersion blog with Jerry and Jeff Bartels.

Use the list in the control to pick the video

Civil 3D Grid Ground Transformations

  • Part 1 - COGO Points
  • Part 2 - Survey Database
  • Part 3 - Drawing Data


It is a good idea to watch the entire series to get the whole point and various issues involved.

Covers the essential issues of Grid to Ground Transformation in Civil 3D.
Alan also covers the creation of a local coordinate system by copying an editing an existing one. Great stuff.

A word of caution - more current versions of Civil 3D Survey may handles the Survey Db transformation differently.
Best to check as this may vary also in specific service pack releases.