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A Practical Guide to GIS in AutoCAD Civil 3D
Hands-on Lab    CI10904-L
Rick Ellis
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If you’re an AutoCAD Civil 3D software user who’s being asked to provide data to your geographic information system (GIS) department, if you’re being asked to use GIS data as background data for your designs, or if you think GIS is a 4-letter word, this class will answer this all-too-common question: “Why should I care about GIS?” You will not only learn to import GIS data as AutoCAD software objects, but you’ll also learn to import GIS data directly as AutoCAD Civil 3D software objects like Surfaces and Pipe Networks that capitalize on the existing database information. The request to provide design data to GIS departments is becoming more common every day. This class will explore the details of why just sending them a drawing is often not enough. We will explore ways to export AutoCAD Civil 3D software objects to GIS formats that your GIS department can use easily and consistently. Finally, you will learn about other GIS tools in AutoCAD Civil 3D software that can make every AutoCAD Civil 3D software user more productive by automating common everyday tasks.

Key Learnings

  • Learn how to create a surface in AutoCAD Civil 3D from GIS contours
  • Learn how to create a pipe network from GIS data
  • Learn how to export AutoCAD Civil 3D objects to different GIS formats
  • Learn how to access and work with GIS data, then quickly label objects with Annotation Templates

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Rick Ellis is the President of CADapult Software Solutions, Inc., where he provides training and consulting services to clients around the country, helping them get the most out of their design software investment. Rick specializes in AutoCAD® Civil 3D®, AutoCAD® Map 3D, Autodesk® InfraWorks™, AutoCAD® Raster Design, and AutoCAD®. He is a member of the Autodesk Developer Network, and author of several critically acclaimed books on AutoCAD Civil 3D, and AutoCAD Map 3D; including the Practical Guide series. Rick continues to use AutoCAD Civil 3D on projects in a production environment, in addition to teaching classes to organizations both large and small around the country. This practical background and approach has made him a sought after instructor by organizations around the world.
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