If you are an AutoCAD Civil 3D user being asked to provide data to your geographic information system (GIS) department, if you are 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 learn to import GIS data not only as AutoCAD objects, but also directly as AutoCAD Civil 3D objects like Surfaces and Pipe Networks that use the existing database information. Once that data is in AutoCAD Civil 3D software, we'll explore ways to use it with labeling tools and other display techniques. This popular class has won the award for Best Hands-on Lab at Autodesk University; don't miss your chance to learn how the GIS tools in AutoCAD Civil 3D can make you more productive by automating common everyday tasks.
- 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 view and edit GIS data in AutoCAD Civil 3D
- Learn how to quickly label objects with annotation templates
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.