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.

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 Custom Coordinate Zone

Custom Coordinate Zone



Chris Fugitt, author of the Civil 3D Reminders blog, details the method to create a custom coordinate system based on a known UGS point in Civil 3D.
From the Chris' YouTube Channel.
Here's the Civil 3D Reminders blog link


Remember that if you work with others, they will also need a copy of your localized coordinate system file.


 Surface Volumes From Point Clouds

Surface Volumes From Point Clouds



Jeff Bartels of Autodesk explains how to import and calculate stockpile volume from a point cloud data source in Civil 3D.
From the Jeff Bartels YouTube Channel.
and the Civil Immersion blog.


This is a good walkthrough of the mechanics all the way from ReCap Pro export through the surface volume details in Civil 3D.


 Visualize NGS GIS Point Data in Civil 3D

Visualize UGS GIS Point Data in Civil 3D



Autodesk's Alan Gilbert explains a workflow to download some published survey monument data in SHP format and then connect to this data with Map 3D inside Civil 3D.

Videos from Alan's YouTube Channel.
and the Civil Immersion blog.



Alan's tip about how use the Map query to limit the quality monuments displayed from the SHP in Map 3D may be mission critical and useful to you.

Alan's title of the post and video implies this workflow by itself gets you the downloaded monument data into your Civil 3D project.
Ok. I trust the final steps to create the data from the Map 3D SHP resources are at this point obvious.