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

You can change the release reference (2020) in the link above to see and play the videos for Civil 3D 2019 and 2018.

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 The Joy of Tool Palettes

The Joy of Tool Palettes

09/23/2021

 

Autodesk's Jerry Bartels delivers an exploration and detailed review of AutoCAD Tool Palette functionality in Civil 3D.
This video is part of the 30-Minute Workout series.
See the Jerry Bartels YouTube Channel.
and the Civil Immersion blog.

Comments

There a lot more to Tool Palettes in Civil 3D than we might expect. Jerry delivers that in 30 minutes.
Mission critical Tool Palette backup and shared tips and tricks are covered in the video. The operative word is Painless not painful.

 

 Alignment Group Label Profile Geometry Points

Alignment Group Label Profile Geometry Points

9/15/2021

 

Autodesk's Jeff Bartels demos how to add dynamic Alignment Group Label Profile Geometry Points for High and Low Points.
This is a quick how to tip from the Civil Immersion blog.
See the Jeff Bartels YouTube Channel.
and the Civil Immersion blog.

Comments

The dynamic relationship between Civil 3D Alignments and their many potential Profile children can significantly reduce our annotation update work.
Alignment Group Labels and the Sets to manage them simply rock.

 

 Build Custom Linetypes with Express Tools

Build Custom Linetypes with Express Tools

2/22/2021

 

Autodesk's Jeff Bartels covers how to use the built in Express Tools available in both Civil 3D and AutoCAD to create custom linetypes.
This is a Tools for Tuesday post and video.
See the Jeff Bartels YouTube Channel.
and the Civil Immersion blog.

Comments

AutoCAD Linetypes are frustrating. Jeff does a good job of explaining how to use the built-in Express Tools command for linetypes in a reasonably short video.
Even very useful and necessary stuff like decompling SHX files so you can compile them back together into new ones. Hoorah.
Do this work in raw AutoCAD not in Civil 3D. Just sayin'.

Most of this video is a remix of an AU 2020 session Jeff delivered.

Do you wonder who invented the original AutoCAD Express Tools and the even the product name?
Got the orginal shrink-wrapped product floppy disks and tee shirts to prove it.