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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 Civil 3D Grid to Ground

Civil 3D Survey Transformations


A set of 3 older videos on Civil 3D Grid to Ground Transformations by Alan Gilbert of Autodesk
Alan posts on the Civil Imersion blog with Jerry and Jeff Bartels.

Use the list in the control to pick the video

Civil 3D Grid Ground Transformations

  • Part 1 - COGO Points
  • Part 2 - Survey Database
  • Part 3 - Drawing Data


It is a good idea to watch the entire series to get the whole point and various issues involved.

Covers the essential issues of Grid to Ground Transformation in Civil 3D.
Alan also covers the creation of a local coordinate system by copying an editing an existing one. Great stuff.

A word of caution - more current versions of Civil 3D Survey may handles the Survey Db transformation differently.
Best to check as this may vary also in specific service pack releases.

 Civil 3D Traverse Editor

Civil 3D Traverse Editor


Wes Newman from Autodesk covers the basics of the PP3 Toolbox Traverse Editor and Traverse Adjustment tools

These Traverse Tools are now included in the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 v1 Enchancements available Sept 2016.

2016 Productivity Pack 3 Traverse Editor

2016 Productivity Pack 3 Traverse Adjustment


The Traverse Editor replaces the COGO Editor in the Survey Ribbon. It is started from the Toolspace Toolbox after you install Productivity Pack 3 or the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 v1 Enchancements.
It replaces code from an earlier 2016 Productivity Pack. A bit confusing...

Note you can employ the pick list in the control to see more FDOT videos.

Here's the link to the entire FDOT playlist
Civil 3D Style tips, Productivity Pack 3 tools, and more is covered there.