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    Autodesk staff and other experts produce a wide range of video content for Grading Optimization (GO).
    Some is product sales demo, but a lot of the staff and other expert's recordings, video lists, and channels include useful application training and helpful tips and tricks for core AutoCAD and Autodesk Infrastructure products.
    Content that is significant video training is listed here.

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

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 Practical Grading Optimization 2022.1

GO 2022.1 and Civil 3D Corridor Updates



Seth Cohen of Digital Drafting Systems Inc delivers a two-part two-part presentation on Grading Optimization 2022.1 and Civil 3D 2022.1 Corridor Modeling Updates.
From the Digital Drafting Systems Inc YouTube Channel.


The good part of this webinar video is dedicated to the mechanics of Grading Optimization (GO).
Seth covers a lot of practical How Tos and very useful Tips and Tricks for GO based on a real world site design project.
One of the more useful walk-throughs of GO delivered to date.
The notorious Hatching trick for GO's AutoCAD primitive sources does work.
The second part of Seth's presentation covers in detail the new and more powerful Civil 3D 2022.1 Update Corridor Targeting tools.


 Complete Civil 3D Grading Projects Faster

Complete Civil 3D Projects Faster with GO



Keven Spear PE delivers a detailed webinar walkthrough of the Grading Optimization fundamentals for Civil 3D 2022.
He delivers great answers to what you need to know about GO and Civil 3D.
See the Synergis YouTube Channel.


Kevin, as usual, answers some key and common Grading Optimization questions and delivers some helpful GO tips and tricks along the way.
He explains the reasons for the GO Constraints and Objectives well. He presents the meanings and details of the GO interface components really well.


 Grading Optimization 2022 Essentials

Grading Optimization 2022 Basics



Kyle Groves, a Technical Specialist at ATG, presents an overview of Grading Optimization (GO) basics for Civil 3D 2022.
From the ATG YouTube Channel.


This is webinar demo of the Autodesk instructional content that covers the essentials of GO pretty well.
It is way too easy to allow the details of the various GO configurations to overwhelm us and then miss the mission critical point that GO is an iterative tool.
The key and challenge of GO is not to get all the settings right but to plan, execute, and evaluate the desired results iteratively.

Is an intermediate surface or two a better GO workflow?