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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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
The Traverse Adjustment Tool in Civil 3D
Scott Kraner PE, a Application Expert for IMAGINiT, presents how to use the Traverse Adjustment Tool to perform traverse adjustments and generate traverse adjustment reports.
This is a basic instructive tutorial. There is a separate video on the Traverse Editor Tool functionality.
Visit the IMAGINiT YouTube page
Scott explains the details of the Traverse Adjustment Tool. He covers the most important settings and methods to change your Traverse Adjustment Tool preferences.
The Civil 3D help files do clarify the differences in the adjustment methods supported in adequate detail for most folks.
Obviously, where you save the traverse files, adjustment files, and reports will matter in your project workflow.
Yes. Civil 3D Survey does support 3D Least Squares adjustments but for reasons I trust are obvious not in this tool and context.
See the The Traverse Editor Tool in Civil 3D video
Manual Stakeout Points Tools
Korey Gaddy, of TPM Solutions, details basic the Civil 3D Point creation tools for Alignments and a method to employ them for stakeout creation.
From the TPM Solutions YouTube Channel
Korey presents the essentials of the Civil 3D Point creation tools for Alignments. Sometimes we need the tools so these are worth understanding.
Korey's choice of some descriptions used makes me shudder. We do want to avoid the use of Survey command keywords in them unless that is our intent.
Sadly, Korey also misses the fact that we can employ Offset Alignments along with the centerline Alignment to do the point offset work.
His intent is to review the Civil 3D Point tools for Alignments not all the other means available for us to use afterall.
Obviously, for construction stakeout you probably want to employ a grading surface from the corridor rather than the top surface to pull point elevations from.
For any structure made from Corridors you might want to employ the results of one or more Toolbox Alignment Reports to create the stakeout point output from the aubassembly Point Codes much faster.
See the Point Wizardry in Civil 3D page and the linked posts for the details.