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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The AKN online Help Video Collection for Civil 3D 2020

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 Add a Turn Lane to a Corridor

Add a Turn Lane to a Corridor



Korey Gaddy, of TPM Solutions, walks through simple turn lane mechanics for a driveway that employs Feature Line Corridor targets.
From the TPM Solutions YouTube Channel


Korey presents the essentials of the Civil 3D Corridor mechanics to use Feature Line targets for a Lane widening.
Also covered very briefly is how to employ the Intersection Wizard in a single pass to add that to a driveway or roadway corridor.

There are reasons you might want to do this work with Features Line targets. However, a bettter step-by-step use of the Intersection Wizard and Offset Alignments, Offset Profiles, and Widenings will produce a more managed and flexible design results.
See the Civil 3D Intersections and Corridors page with the videos and the linked posts for more details.


 Basic Topo Surface Creation Tips

Basic Topo Surface Creation Tips



Joe Wright, the Autodesk UKIE manager, delivers a demo of how and why to employ cut and paste methods in basic topo surface creation from objects in Civil 3D.
From the Joe Wright's YouTube Channel.


Joe demonstates how a thoughtful build process that includes Cut and Paste instead of Copy and Paste can help significantly in a topo surface build from data supplied by others.


 Civil 3D Property Set Basics

Civil 3D Property Set Basics

A simple two-part series on Civil 3D Property Set basics, construction, and mechanics

How to Construct and Apply Property Sets



How to Build and Employ Property Set Data in a Label Style



Scott Kraner PE, a Application Expert for IMAGINiT, walks through the simple basics of Property Set construction, application, and use in a Civil 3D Label. Visit the IMAGINiT YouTube page