Civil 3D Survey

Civil 3D Survey Video Training

Useful Basic Civil Training from Civil 3D Survey Experts and Consultants

    Civil 3D experts and consultants produce a wide range of survey specific video content. This pages features videos about survey tasks in Civil 3D.
    These may range from the very basic to advanced topics. Get your Survey Db running even if you only do design.

    Please visit included links to the original postings. Those may contain details not included here for the sake of brevity.

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 From Drone Capture to Civil 3D

From Drone Capture to Civil 3D



Justin DeVore, a Technical Specialist at ATG, delivers a detailed walk-through demo of a Drone Capture workflow to Civil 3D.
From the ATG YouTube Channel.


This is an excellent overview of Drone-based reality capture, the planning, the tools and resources, and how the Autodesk AEC Collection products may be employed.
In that case the Whys and Hows all will probably matter to you. Thank you, Justin.


 Civil 3D Survey Basics in Detail

Civil 3D Survey Basics in Detail




Michael Gaines of USCAD walks through Civil 3D Survey fundamental usage and capabilities in Civil 3D.
See the Michael Gaines' blog on


If you know nothing about Survey in Civil 3D, this video is for you. A one hour class of the elemental essentials of Survey setup detail.
Lots more Powerpoint than advertized but that is probably necessary given the new user centric level of instruction offered.
Includes lots of instructional material and example demos of Survey Db setup and details; how Linecodes for Figures work; and a little basic Description Keys.

See our Civil 3D Survey at Jump Speed page for more advanced Survey help and videos


 The Traverse Editor Tool in Civil 3D



Scott Kraner PE, a Application Expert for IMAGINiT, walks through how to build and edit a traverse in the Civil 3D Traverse Editor tool.
This is a basic instructive tutorial. There is a separate follow up video on the Traverse Adjustment Tool functionality.
Visit the IMAGINiT YouTube page


Scott explains the details of the Traverse Editor pretty well. He covers the most important entry methods well for a once over.

An important reminder and word of caution...
You want to immediately Save the travese file as soon as you establish a POB and can do so.
In the Traverse Editor we are working memory in Civil 3D and not really in a drawing. The actual data relies on the file we save. Save often.
You may also want to save separate files for audit purposes and a library of TRV files can be a useful project resource.

For some silly reason the Traverse Editor still only produces polyline output and no Civil 3D Features like Parcels, Alignments, or Figures.

See the follow up The Traverse Adjustment Tool in Civil 3D video