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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 Overview of Civil 3D Survey Basics

Overview of Civil 3D Survey Basics



Seth Cohen of Digital Drafting Systems Inc walks through a review of the many aspects of survey functionality available to surveyors, and how you can automate field surveying.
From the Digital Drafting Systems Inc YouTube Channel.


Seth does a good job of covering the essentials of Survey functionality in Civil 3D without getting bogged down in the details.
We could wish that he covered the use of Survey Query tools, but he covers the rest in less than an hour.

The little bit about the use of asteriks in the Point Code field of a Description Key isn't exactly true, but never mind.

The Framework for Civil 3D includes 2000+ Codes, matched Description Keys, Figure Prefix Dbs, and all the above resources. This makes it a better place to start.


 Add Degrees Minutes and Seconds Symbols to a Civil 3D Report

Add Degrees Minutes and Seconds Symbols to a Civil 3D Report



Jason Porter of Applied Software walks through how to add Degrees Minutes and Seconds symbols to Metes and Bounds Reports.
From the Jason Porter's YouTube Channel.
See the Applied Software blog.


Remember to keep a copy of any edited xsl reports somewhere separate from your Civil 3D install location.
If you have other users, you will also need to get them pushed around.

Jason's issue with the double quote character in the video are because a double quote character is a reserved character in xsl. They must be escaped to be read literally. His work around works.

Special CAD Character Codes in Unicode like the ones employed in the video are important for more reasons than you want to know.
Read the Our Special Friends have Character post. It is an golden oldie. It contains a table of useful codes too.


 Create and Edit a Mapcheck in Civil 3D

Create and Edit a Mapcheck in Civil 3D



Brian J Hailey, PE now of Applied Software walks through how to create and revise a Mapcheck in Civil 3D.
From the C3D+ YouTube Channel.
and the Applied Software Technology Inc blog.


Mapcheck in one of those useful Civil 3D Object Model tools that is easy to overlook and/or make incorrect assumptions about how a Mapcheck works and what it does.