Civil 3D Basics

Basic AutoCAD Civil 3D Training Videos

Civil 3D Basics Video Training

Useful Basic Civil Training from Civil 3D Experts and Consultants

    Civil 3D experts and consultants produce a wide range of video content. This pages features videos about some basic tasks in Civil 3D.
    Many of these videos are very short. Many may include tips and tricks and yet all include useful Civil 3D basics.

    Please visit included links to the original postings. Those may contain details not included here for the sake of brevity.

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 Surface Volume Basics in Civil 3D

Surface Volume Basics in Civil 3D

2/21/2019

A series of five videos about Surface volumes and mechanics in Civil 3D.

Data Shortcuts

Start with the proper sharing surface data in a project which may be the most important thing.

 

Create a Finish Grade from Contours

Covers how to adjust incorrectly located contour data with a 2 Point Align.

 

Create a Volume Surface with a Table and Report

Covers Elevation Range and Table Style adjustments for the annotation and report tools

 

Create Cut and Fill Labels on a Grid

 

Create a Corrected Datum Surface

Covers the self referencing surface data problem you can encounter and how to work around that.

 

Chris Fugitt, author of the Civil 3D Reminders blog, details the basic fundamentals of Surface mechanics, volumes, tools, and annotation in Civil 3D.
From the Chris' YouTube Channel.
Here's the Civil 3D Reminders blog link

 

 Find and Replace Civil 3D Style Essentials

Find and Replace Civil 3D Style Essentials

1/17/2019

 

A video review of the Find and Replace Styles tools in Civil 3D. The video is from the
Autodesk Infrastructure YouTube Channel

Comments

Sadly, Civil 3D still does not include a tool to find and replace all Styles of all types with a reference to the default Style name Standard.
Note that both the old and new named Styles must exist in the drawing (perhaps by Reference Template attachments) for Style replacement for all objects of a type to work.

 

 Import and Purge Civil 3D Style Essentials

Import and Purge Civil 3D Style Essentials

1/17/2019

 

A video review of the Import and Purge Styles tools in Civil 3D. The video is from the
Autodesk Infrastructure YouTube Channel

Comments

You need to pay attention based on your Civil 3D release.
The current versions of the Style Import Tool do not test and/or import all Civil 3D Styles.
For example Sets like Description Key Sets must be imported by drag and drop, the Insert/Explode method, or Reference Template attachments.