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Making your move from AutoCAD to Civil 3D

Session Description

You have been presented with the task of moving from using AutoCAD to Civil 3D on a design project and soon realize that the two programs are very different. Civil 3D is a complex civil design tool which is part of the Autodesk AEC collection. This course is designed to give you a basic introduction on how to make a successful move from AutoCAD to Civil 3D. We will review how to make the move from general AutoCAD design and drafting into a more BIM approach using Civil 3D. We will start with a comprehensive review of the Toolspace palette. We will import point files, create surfaces, alignments, and profiles. A review of the differences between data shortcuts and external references will be covered and we will close with a general overview of some of the more complex design features of the software. We will cover the basic topics of the software and provide you a general overview of all the features included in Civil 3D to help you get started on your design journey.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how to leverage Civil 3D Styles and Settings and how to access those in the Toolspace palette.
  2. Identify, Import, and create points and point groups using Civil 3D
  3. Create and Identify the differences between external references and data shortcuts.
  4. Build a surface, create an alignment, and display that surface and objects on a profile.

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