That final detailed grading around the houses when designing a residential subdivision has always been a time-consuming and tedious process. This class will show you techniques that will let you quickly and accurately grade that final design. The focus of this class will be primarily on using feature lines to grade out the lots. You will learn different techniques for creating feature lines, most of the editing tools for feature lines, how to stylize and label your feature lines, and how they can be incorporated into a surface. Even if you've never graded a subdivision and never plan on doing so, if you've ever done any grading at all, you'll benefit from this class, as the tools we'll show here are extremely versatile and you can use them in just about any grading exercise.
- Learn how to create and edit feature lines effectively
- Learn how to maximize efficiency and accuracy while grading
- Learn how to stylize and label feature lines to assist in the grading process
- Learn how to create final grading surfaces to be used by the rest of the project
In 1998, armed with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University, I began my career working at a general civil engineering firm using Land Desktop (LDT). Within a short time, I became the resident (self-taught) expert in LDT and AutoCAD and then learned AutoCAD Civil 3D upon its release. Today, as a registered professional engineer in the State of Colorado and technical specialist, it’s my goal to deliver best-in-class training and support for CAD-1 clients using AutoCAD Civil 3D, Infraworks 360 and other Autodesk solutions. To that end, I am professionally certified in Autodesk software, have taught at Autodesk University eight times since 2007 and won the AUGI Top DAUG competition at AU 2011. With a strong technical skillset and experience as a Civil Engineer and instructor, I regularly provide custom, effective trainings for any size firm. These training sessions include AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Map3D, and InfraWorks 360.