Autodesk Civil 3D Videos
Useful Civil 3D Training from public website 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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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.
Stage Storage Analysis in Civil 3D
Shawn Herring of ProSoft delivers the basic step-by-step of Stage Storage Analysis of a pond surface model in Civil 3D.
From the ProSoft YouTube Channel
Shawn might be a little too quick on the whys but the how to is all here in the short and the sweet.
This is a good example of tweaked Civil 3D Style use as a specialized tool for a classic task and QAQC problem.
In the real world that means you want to copy and rename the Surface Style you edit to perform the task.