Subassembly Composer

Subassembly Composer Video Training

Training Videos for the Civil 3D Subassembly Composer

    Civil 3D experts and consultants produce a wide range of Subassembly Composer specific video content.
    These may range from the very basic to advanced topics.

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 Create an Embankment with the Subassembly Composer

Create an Embankment with the Subassembly Composer



A basic Subassembly Composer detailed step by step tutorial on how to create a basic Embankment PKT in the Civil 3D Subassembly Composer.
See the Procad Ireland YouTube Channel.


A well done basic Civil 3D Subassembly Composer tutorial in under 8 minutes.
This replicates a simple Assembly you could easily build with stock Civil 3D Tool Palette Subassembly parts, but covers the mechanics and details in the Composer well.
Maybe you want to add a Key to the structure or optional drainage to one side?

A caution - You probably always do want to try employ the stock Civil 3D Point, Link, and Shape Code names as much as possible to reduce the number of Code Set Style and other edits needed to employ any PKT.
Using familiar Civil 3D parameter names will also help Civil 3D users more easily employ the PKT.


 Subassemby Composer Tutorials

Subassemby Composer Tutorials


You can employ the playlist icon in the video control to play any of the 10 available videos in this series.


A series of basic to advanced video training tutorials on the Civil 3D Subassembly Composer in a playlist.
Shawn Herring of ProSoft delivers a great set of tutorial videos on the SAC for Civil 3D.
From the ProSoft YouTube Channel


I always have to remind people that you should try employ the existing Civil 3D Point, Link, and Shape namespace in your PKT files as much as possible.
This simple discipline reduces the annoying requirement to add the unknown Point, Link, and Shape codes into any existing Code Set Styles.
Look for the file in ..\ProgramData\Autodesk\civil 3D version\enu folder of your Civil 3D install.
Editing the PKT files supplied with Civil 3D or that you get from others is worth the small amount of hassle to reduce the downstream production wasted time.


 A Retaining Wall By Example Part 2

A Retaining Wall By Example Part 2



Autodesk's Alan Gilbert walks through an in-depth, complete, and complex retaining wall subassembly example in the Subassembly Composer.

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



Alan's retaining wall PKT solution presented here solves the classic stepped retaining wall design issue.
My issues are in the details - like not employing the existing Civil 3D stock subassemblies Codes to make the PKT more compatible and easier to maintain.
Ok. It is a not-so-basic how to on the Subassembly Composer not targeted at standards development and maintenance.

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