Civil Training on the Web

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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 Shared Reference Points Across Products

Shared Reference Points Across Products


John Sayre of Autodesk covers the creation and use of Shared Reference points in multiple Autodesk products.
Where to get the Civil 3D Productivity Pack Tool and Revit Installer for Shared Reference Points is covered.

Use the Shared Reference Point Tool in Civil 3D, Revit, Navisworks, and Infraworks 360 2017


John covers the setup of the Shared Reference command in both Civil 3D and Revit.
Multiple Revit model exports and reference attachments in Civil 3D are performed in both 2D and 3D.
The necessary Revit export settings are covered for the DWG exports.
The Revit model is also exported and displayed in Navisworks with the Civil 3D model added.
John constructs a new Infraworks 360 model from scratch and brings in the Civil 3D surface and entire 3D Revit model.
The live drone survey and Autodesk Recap was employed to build the surface used in the project and a geo-referenced tif.

Shared Reference Point tools are available for Autodesk 2015+ products.

This is a must watch video demo of the current state of Autodesk product interoperability and use.

 Tangent Slope Control By Superelevation

Tangent Slope Control By Superelevation


Tangent Only Civil 3D Superelevation Tricks


Alan Gilbert of Autodesk explains the step by step on how to manually build and employ Civil 3D Superelevation Control on a tangent for slope control of lanes, shoulders, and structures.
From Alan's YouTube Channel.
and the Civil Imersion blog.

Pay attention that the subassemblies you employ are superelevation aware and set up properly as shown in the video.
Note that your tangent is faked as a curve in the Superelevation calculation tool. This is not initially intuitive.
This is a slick way to flatten lane slopes through intersections. You might want to document that you did this in the Alignment's description.

If there are previous Superelevation values on the Alignment make sure you clear them first. This is good practice even if you do not change the Super method Alignment Settings.
Anytime you have to redo a superelevation calculation it is probably good practice to start from scratch. Ok. Not always.
Note that in some older releases of Civil 3D, the software will hold onto earlier super values when you do not expect it.

See Civil 3D Superelevation Basics Overview and
Civil 3D Advanced Intersection Modeling for related video training

 Viewport Clip in Civil 3D

Viewport Clip in Civil 3D


How Use Viewport Clip in Civil 3D


Jerry Bartels of Autodesk covers the basics of the AutoCAD VPCLIP command.
The command changes the geometry of typical rectangular viewports into polyline based objects.
From the Jerry's YouTube Channel.
and the Civil Imersion blog.