Lecture    CI3083
The Mechanics of Metro Survey: An AutoCAD® Civil 3D® Infrastructure Case Study
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It takes more than vision when you are first on the ground and last to leave in today’s budget-tight, target-rich environment at the "silicon heart" of the world’s economy. Can the survey department of a large urban/suburban metropolitan area teach us about how to practically implement, learn, and employ AutoCAD Civil 3D software? The department's ecosystem is a political and complex technical network that includes every known form of municipal infrastructure—from the oldest state historic sites, high tech campuses, and a large international airport. Their historic and demanding customers work in a variety of CAD design and GIS software from AutoCAD® to Bentley® MicroStation® and beyond. They have gigabytes of historical data, multiple input data forms, and more output standards, reports, and changing job requirements than anyone ever wants to deal with. That’s the job. How do they and the Civil 3D survey features deliver the technical muscle, quality assurance methods, standards flexibility, and productivity to get it done?

Key Learnings

  • Follow the practical steps that allow field crews, office staff, and project managers to work together effectively
  • Deliver Building Information Modeling (BIM) for infrastructure results with an improved ability to publish on demand
  • Identify the mission-critical standards opportunities for survey customers and know how to implement them
  • Discover the best functional workflows for survey work inside of AutoCAD Civil 3D and mentor your staff to use the workflows



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