Cert Prep for Autodesk Certified Professional: Civil 3D for Infrastructure Design

Prove to potential employers that you’re up to the task by becoming an Autodesk Certified Professional. This online course from Autodesk prepares you by offering an overview of skills that match what is covered in the Autodesk Certified Professional: Civil 3D for Infrastructure Design exam. The video lessons are structured to match the exam’s objective domains and follow the typical workflow and features of the Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D®  software, including sections on points, parcels, and surveying, surfaces and grading, alignments and profiles, corridors and sections, pipe networks, and plan production and data management. In the course, you'll review advanced infrastructure topics. You’ll work with points and point groups, parcels and parcel styles, and the surveying tools. You'll also gain an understanding of exam topics such as TIN surfaces and volume surfaces, profile views, and both pipe and pressure networks. Brush up on feature lines, sites and grading models, corridors, note label styles, data shortcuts, and much more.

 

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

 

  • Work with point and point groups, parcels, surveying tools, surfaces, alignments, and profiles.
  • Create corridors, sections, pipe, and pressure networks.
  • Use workflows for plan production such as creating note label styles, view frames and sheets, and data shortcuts.
  • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for taking the Autodesk Certified Professional: Civil 3D for Infrastructure Design exam.

 

Practice exercises

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Exam objective domains

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Tips for the exam

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Session 1 lesson objectives

Session 2 lesson objectives

Introduction to Points, Parcels, and Surveying Part 1

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  • Lesson Overview

    Points in Civil 3D are called Coordinate Geometry, or COGO points.

     
  • Introduction to points

    • 1.1a Describe the difference between Survey and Coordinate Geometry (COGO) points

     
  • Create COGO Points

    • 1.1b Create COGO points

     
  • Outline the different point parameters

    • 1.1.c Specify point parameters

     
  • Assign point styles and point label styles

    • 1.1.d Assign point styles and point label styles

     
  • Create Description Key Sets

    • 1.1d Assign point styles and point label styles

     
  • Rotate point markers and labels

    • 1.2.a Rotate point markers

    • 1.2.b Manage point styles

    • 6.1b Change the dragged state of a label

     
  • Create and assign point styles

    • 1.2.b Manage point styles

     
  • Create and assign point label styles

    • 1.2.d Add and edit point labels

     
  • Edit point properties

    • 1.2.c Edit point properties

     
  • Create point groups

    • 1.3.a Create and modify Point Groups

     
  • Change point group display order

    • 1.3.b Change the point group display order

     
  • Change point group display order

    • 1.3.b Change the point group display order

     
  • Intro to Civil 3D Surveying Tools

    • 1.6 Understand the Civil 3D surveying tools

     
  • Linework Code sets

    • 1.6.a Work with linework code sets

     
  • Set Up Survey Database

    • 1.6.b Utilize the points in the Survey Database

     

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Introduction to Points, Parcels, and Surveying Part 2

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  • Survey Figure Prefix Database

    • 1.6.d Recognize the purpose of working with the Survey Figure Prefix Database

     
  • Traverse editor

    • 1.6c Understand the use of the Traverse Editor

     
  • Mapcheck analysis

    • 1.6.e Understand the purpose of performing a Mapcheck Analysis

     
  • Introduction to Parcel Creation

    • 1.4.a Explain automatic parcel creation

     
  • Create parcel by layout

    • 1.4.b Create a parcel by layout

     
  • Create a parcel from objects

    • 1.4.c Create a parcel from drawing objects

     
  • Subdivide existing parcels

    • 1.4.b Create a parcel by layouts

    • 1.4.d Create parcels by subdividing an existing parcel

     
  • Parcel to site association

    • 1.4.e Associate a parcel with a site

     
  • Parcel pieces

    • 1.5.a Describe the difference between parcel, parcel area, and parcel segment labels

     
  • Label a parcel

    • 1.5.b Add and replace parcel labels

     
  • Create a parcel table

    • 1.5.d Create a parcel table

    • 1.5.e Convert a label to a tag

     
  • Renumber and rename

    • 1.5.f Rename and renumber parcels

     
  • Parcel Styles

    • 1.5.c Define parcel styles

     
  • Parcel Label Styles

    • 1.5.c Define parcel styles

     
  • Delete a parcel

    • 1.5.g Delete a parcel

     

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Surfaces and Grading Part 1

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  • Lesson Overview

    Creating and modifying sites and grading models are also key aspects of a civil engineering project.

     
  • Introduction to surfaces

    • 2.1.a Identify the parameters and display settings of surface styles

     
  • What makes a surface

    • 2.1.c Identify the data categories of a surface definition

     
  • How data is used in a drawing

    • 2.1.b Understand a surface’s build, how it was constructed and how it uses the data for calculations

     
  • Set boundaries

    • 2.1.d Define surface boundary types

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  • Surface statistics

    • 2.1.e Access and review surfaces statistics

     
  • TIN Lines

    • 2.1.f Understand how and when to display Triangular Irregular Network (TIN) lines

     
  • Create a TIN Surface

    • 2.2.a Create and edit TIN surfaces

     
  • Edit a surface

    • 2.2.c Edit the properties of a surface definition

     
  • Create a TIN Volume Surface

    • 2.2.b Create a volume surface

    • 2.2.d Create a TIN volume surface to compare two surfaces

     
  • Surface labels

    • 2.3.a Create spot elevation and slope labels

    • 6.1a Use the text component editor

     

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Surfaces and Grading Part 2

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  • Contour Labels

    • 2.3.b Add labels to single or multiple contour lines

     
  • Surface analysis

    • 2.4.a Identify the properties of a surface analysis type

     
  • Surface analysis parameters

    • 2.4.b Set the analysis parameters for a surface style

     
  • Perform a surface analysis

    • 2.4.c Perform a surface analysis

     
  • Create Feature Lines

    • 2.5.a Create feature lines

     
  • Edit Feature Lines - Part 1

    • 2.5.b Edit feature lines geometry

     
  • Edit Feature Lines - Part 2

    • 2.5.c Edit feature line elevations

     
  • Site interactions

    • 2.5.d Understand how objects interact with each other when they are part of the same site

     
  • Modify sites

    • 2.6.a Create and modify sites

     
  • Create grading groups

    • 2.6.b Create grading groups

     
  • Use grading creating tools

    • 2.6.c Use grading creation and editing tools

     
  • Grading Criteria

    • 2.6.d Work with grading criteria

     

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Introduction to Alignments and Profiles part 1

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  • Lesson overview

    One of the first steps in roadway, railroad, or site design is to create a horizontal alignment, and then use profiles to show surface elevations along the alignment.

     
  • Introduction to alignments

    • 3.1a Create and modify alignments

     
  • Creation with and without curvess

    • 3.1.c Edit alignment constraints

     
  • Add curves, lines, and sprials

    • 3.1.d Add lines, curves, and spirals to an alignment

    • 3.1.e Reverse the alignment direction

     
  • Create from object

    • 3.1.a Create an alignment from objects

     
  • Create from pipe network

    • 3.1.a Create an alignment from objects

     
  • Create offset

    • 3.1.b Create offset alignments

     
  • Create widenings

    • 3.1.f Apply widenings for a specified length along an alignment

     
  • Create Surface Profile

    • 3.2.a Create a surface profile along an alignment

     
  • Create profile view

    • 3.4.c Create a profile view

     
  • Parts of a profile view

    • 3.4.a Describe the relationship between profiles, profile views, and profile view bands

     
  • What goes in a profile view window

    • 3.4.b Identify available object types to project to a profile view

     

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Introduction to Alignments and Profiles part 2

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  • Use the quick profile tool

    • 3.4.c Create a profile view

     
  • Split profile view

    • 3.4.d Split a profile view

     
  • Create and modify a profile

    • 3.3.a Use profile creation tools

     
  • Edit layout profiles

    • 3.3.b Edit layout profiles

     
  • Profile grid view

    • 3.3.c Describe the purposes, features, and functions of the profile grid view

     
  • Add a vertical curve

    • 3.3.d Explain how and when to add a vertical curve

     
  • Grip editing profiles

    • 3.3.e Use profile grips

     
  • Label types

    • 3.5.a Describe the relationship between the label type and how it is placed on the alignment/profile

     
  • Station offset labels

    • 3.5.b Distinguish between station offset and station offset fixed point labels

     
  • Tag labels

    • 3.5.c Explain how to renumber tag labels

     
  • Align-profile labels

    • 3.5.d Work with alignment and profile labels

    • 6.1c Apply a label set to an object

     
  • Tables

    • 3.5.e Use alignment tables

     

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Introduction to Corridors and Sections

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  • Lesson overview

    Create sections and inspect how assemblies are applied at various stations.

     
  • Create basic assemblies

    • 4.1.a Create and assign basic assemblies and subassemblies

     
  • Create a corridor

    • 4.1b Create a corridor

     
  • Multiple baseline

    • 4.1.c Add multiple baselines to a corridor

     
  • Rebuilt corridors

    • 4.1f Rebuild corridors

     
  • Corridor bowties

    • 4.1.e Understand the concept of clearing corridor bowties

     
  • Update corridors

    • 3.3.e Use profile grips

     
  • Create objects from a corridor

    • 4.2.a Create objects from a corridor

     
  • Create sample lines

    • 4.3.a Create sample lines

     
  • Edit sample line group properties

    • 4.3.c Edit sample line group properties

     
  • Create section views

    • 4.3.d Create section views

     
  • Create section sheets

    • 4.3.b Create section sheets

     
  • Compute Materials

    • 4.3.e Compute Materials

     

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Pipe and Pressure Networks

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  • Lesson overview

    Use the pipe network features in Civil 3D to draw 2D and 3D models of utility systems, such as storm sewers, sanitary sewers, and more.

     
  • Part catalog and parts list

    • 5.1.a Describe the purpose of the part catalog and parts list

     
  • Set the part catalog location

    • 5.1.b Set the part catalog location

     
  • Add and modify parts

    • 5.1.c Add and modify parts and part sizes in the parts list

     
  • Create a pipe network

    • 5.1.d Identify the tools used to create and modify pipe networks

     
  • What are the tools to modify parts

    • 5.1.d Identify the tools used to create and modify pipe networks

     
  • Place pipe network in a profile

    • 5.1.e Add parts, pipes and structures to a profile view

     
  • Modify the network flow direction

    • 5.1.f Change the pipe network flow direction

     
  • Annotate plan and profile pipe networks

    • 5.1.g Annotate plan and profile pipe networks

     
  • Pressure network parts list

    • 5.2.a Create and edit the parts list

     
  • Pressure parts catalog

    • 5.2.b Set the part catalog location

     
  • Pressure network creation tool

    • 5.2.c Use the Pressure Network creation tools

     
  • Place pressure pipe network in a profile

    • 5.2.d Add pipes, appurtenances, and fittings to a profile view

     
  • Annotate plan and profile of the presure pipe networks

    • 5.2.e Add plan and profile view labels

     

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Plan Production and Data Management

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  • Lesson overview

    Quickly create construction documents from drawings using the Plan Production tools in Civil 3D.

     
  • Create view frames and sheets - Part 1

    • 6.2.a Create view frames

    • 6.2.b Insert match lines on the view frames

     
  • Create view frames and sheets - Part 2

    • 6.2.c Create sheets from a view frame group

     
  • Identify when to use a data shortcut or an external reference

    • 6.3.a Differentiate between a data shortcut and external reference

     
  • Manage data shortcuts

    • 6.3.a Differentiate between a data shortcut and external reference

     
  • Create a reference to a data shortcut

    • 6.3.b Explain the concepts and procedures for managing data shortcuts

     

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Challenge assignment

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