AutoCAD Civil 3D Videos
Useful Civil 3D Training from public sources
Autodesk staff, Autodesk Reseller staff, and consultants produce a wide range of video content. Some is product sales demo, but a lot of the staff and/or consultant recordings, lists, and channels include useful application training and helpful tips and tricks for Infrastructure Design products.
Content that is significant video training is listed here.
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Median Design with Corridors
Kyle Groves, a Technical Specialist at ATG, explains detailed demo of the use of Marked Point and LinktoMarkPoint tools for median design in Civil 3D.
From the ATG YouTube Channel.
This is a decent walk through of median mechanics in Civil 3D with a focus on the use and purpose of Marked Point and LinktoMarkPoint subassemblies.
Kyle also manages to dig himself a design ditch delivering an solid approach to a common design problem which is instructive all be itself.
I'm not sure of the reasons for Kyle's aversion for more Regions in his Baselines or the addition of more Baselines in the example Corridor.
The necessity of Region and Baseline management in Corridors is another deep and time consuming topic. No worries.
The details of the employment of buried lanes, Marked Points (and their relationship to Codes in Code Set Styles) and LinktoMarkPoints in Assemblies is an important series of tips.
Any Free source of Subassembly Composer PKT files we can get and modify is a good thing. Thank you, CTC Software.
Create Alignment and Profile from a Feature Line
Jowenn Lua walks through a neat trick to employ a Quick Profile and LandXML tools to create an Alignment and Profile from a Feature Line (or 3D Polyline) in Civil 3D.
From the Autodesk AKN Civil 3D Screencasts
See Jowenn Lua's AKN page
Can you say How to build better managed design control from Feature Lines from Corridor output?
Other LandXML import and export tricks allow us to get more things done in Civil 3D.
LandXML is definately useful for better and quicker Parcel management practice in Civil 3D.
Remove Best Fit segments from Alignments and Profiles is another handy example.
Employ MAPCLEAN to Simplify a GIS Surface
Craig Batchelor, a Senior Application Expert for IMAGINiT, shows how to employ the Map 3D MAPCLEAN command and the Simplify Objects option to produce a smaller Civil 3D Surface from GIS data.
Visit the IMAGINiT YouTube page
Craig does a couple things in the demo that make me shudder, but his point of a smaller and more useable Surface produced by MAPCLEAN is a good one.
If you iteratively test the Simplify Objects parameter you will probably get to a more suitable result a bit quicker with less manual tweaking.
You can still process the MAPCLEAN results as Contour data which may be worth doing with some data sets.
Surface Weeding and Suplementing factors are a significant part of the TIN Wizard craft.
Left unsaid is the all too common problem of multiple forms of polyline/line data in public GIS data. Select and check the objects carefully.