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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 Civil 3D Sites and Feature Line Priorities

Civil 3D Sites and Feature Line Priorities

9/12/2018

 

Jason Porter of Applied Software demos the Site Parcel basics and the bare essentials of the Site Parcel's Feature Line Style Priority in Civil 3D.
From the Jason Porter's YouTube Channel.

Comments

Jason gets the Site Parcel basics correct except that the Site Parcel is not imaginary in any way. The Site Parcel collector is a real deal.
OK. I can accept the explanation that a Civil 3D Site is somewhat imaginary because the Site Parcel itself has no Style in Civil 3D and is always invisible. Autodesk should fix this.

Left unsaid by Jason - The complex logical relationships between Corridor Code Set Styles and Feature Line Styles when coupled with Site Parcel Feature Line Priority demands a plan.
Feature Line Priority based on Style assignments works in Sites and was built initially to help resolve site grading issues. In the old days all Feature Lines had to be in a Site. Now Feature Lines can be Siteless.
Since we might employ Corridors to dynamically solve more more grading problems the importance of Site Parcels, the current applied Code Set Style (which can reStyle Corridor Feature Lines), and Site Feature Line Style Priorty is both more complex and more useful.
We must manage all of that or be schooled.

 

 Code Set Styles Explained

Code Set Styles Explained

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7/10/2018

 

FDOT's Mike Racca walks through all the many details of Civil 3D Code Set Styles and mechanics.
From the FDOT YouTube Channel.

Comments

Mike does a great job of covering the ins and outs of Civil 3D Code Set Style mechanics. The video was done with the FDOT Civil 3D State Kit in mind, but it covers the topic generically.

 

 Create and Edit Custom Sample Lines

Create and Edit Custom Sample Lines

7/30/2018

 

Autodesk's Jeff Bartels walks through the more advanced options of Civil 3D Sample Line creation and manipulation with a focus on how to employ the grip options.
From the Jeff Bartels YouTube Channel.
and the Civil Immersion blog.

Comments

This is a good walkthrough of Civil 3D Sample Line mechanics that includes some of the the more advanced options and edit capabilities that can get lost in the shuffle.

Here's a tip. You may find it handy to keep really different Sample Lines in separate Sample Line Groups since you also often have to publish them separately anyway.