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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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 Make Text Readable in Label Composer

Make Text Readable in Label Composer



Jason Porter delivers a short and sweet review of how to fix the displayed text in the Civil 3D Label Style Composer.
See the Jason Porter YouTube Channel


One of those annoying Civil 3D issues that is easy to fix and sadly also easy to forget.


 Fix Surface Breaklines with OOPS

Fix Surface Breaklines with OOPS



Christopher Fugitt demos how to fix Breakline mid-ordinate distance issues in a Surface with the OOPS command in Civil 3D.
See the @C3DReminders YouTube Channel


 Display Cut Fill Volumes on a Surface Grid

Display Cut Fill Volumes on a Surface Grid



Nate Philbrick on his YouTube Autodesk Software with a Hack channel delivers a walkthrough of how to display Cut/Fill Volumes on a Surface Grid in Civil 3D.
See the Autodesk Software with a Hack YouTube Channel


We are talking about Labeling volumns based on the Civil 3D Surface "Grid" component not on a surface built from gridded data here.
The demo includes the construction and use of a simple Label Style Expression to convert cubic feet into cubic yards for the label.

An interesting follow up to Nate's previous Cut and Fill Surface Annotation in Civil 3D video.