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 Description Keys and Figure Basics

Civil 3D Description Keys and Figure Basics



Kyle Groves, a Technical Specialist at ATG, explains how Description Keys and Figures work in Civil 3D.
From the ATG YouTube Channel.


This is a decent walk through of Description Key Set, Figure Prefix Db, and Linework Code Set mechanics in Civil 3D.
You got to love the CTC Survey Sweeper, but Kyle - Where you run the Process Linework command from in the Civil 3D Survey interface matters.

A better Civil 3D Survey requires that you externalize the creation, upkeep, and maintenance of the resources. Excel works great for some things.
One Description Key Set and one Figure Prefix Db makes about as much sense as one Civil 3D Template that does everything.
The Framework for Civil 3D provides all these Civil 3D Survey Adaptive Resource details in considerable depth.
The Frameworks's many Spreadsheet Tools, wonder of wonders, also work well with the CTC Software Tools.


 Alignments and Profiles Essentials in Civil 3D

Alignments and Profiles Essentials in Civil 3D



Terry Selten of Civil Survey Solutions covers in detail all the Civil 3D Alignment and Profile design essentials in one sitting.
From Civil Survey Solutions YouTube channel


Civil 3D Alignments, Profiles, and Widenings covered in Civil 3D with an Aussy flair from far off Perth. Nothing dodged and definately not dodgey.
The best intermediate training webinar on these mission critical Civil 3D design Features published in a while.

Needless to say, the Framework for Civil 3D solves the many Civil 3D Style problems for folks in the US and in Imperial units in impressive fashion.


 Create a Data Link Table to Excel

Create a Data Link Table to Excel



Bruce Harris, AEC Technical Specialist at TPM Solutions shows how to create a Data Link Table from an Excel Sheet.
From the TPM Solutions YouTube Channel.


Data link table interop is very useful. Bruce's walkthrough dodges some of the sometimes problematic issues of formatting than can happen to you.>br /> Left unsaid is that the formatting here comes from the Excel Sheet and not the Table Style definition.

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