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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The Toolbox Reports in Civil 3D
What you need to know to employ and customize the Toolbox Reports in Civil 3D
Kyle Groves, an Application Engineer at CAD Technology Center, reviews What you need to know to employ and customize the Toolbox Reports in Civil 3D
A really well-presented overview of Civil 3D Toolbox Reports and basic customization of the same.
All the important details and essential mechanics are covered.
I personally employ some Toolbox reports all the time within the course of project development and not just at the end. Alignment-based Point Groups are a great example. You do have to know what the report engine eats for data.
You may want to consider standardizing your Report file names and project folder locations. These become placeholders in your Civil 3D Project Template.
Promote and Un-Promote Data Shortcuts
CommentsDoes this mean that we can employ bogus Data Shortcut placeholders with a naming convention and replace them systematically as our project progresses? In a word - yes.
Yes. A surface model import from Infraworks into Civil 3D (in the 2019 release) really is this easy!
First - Jeff's note from the previous post about the quality of the surface is important:
NOTE: Point clouds created from imagery will produce surface elevations matching a site’s vegetation: grass, brush, crops, etc. (Basically, the surface represents what the camera “sees”.) Point clouds created from Lidar however, will provide the most accurate bare earth extraction as the laser used to collect the data is capable of penetrating vegetation.
- See the earlier Survey Drone to Civil 3D Workflow video series for the entire process with Civil 3D Imports
- See the earlier Import ReCap Aerial Images into Infraworks video.
- See the previous mentioned Import ReCap Point Clouds into Infraworks video.
- Here's the link to the mentioned playlist of all the videos in the series
- See the Process ReCap Aerial Images with Ground Control Points video.