Surface Modeling for Infrastructure Design

Learn to create and work with surface objects in this focused course for civil engineers.
Software used in this course:
  • Civil 3D

Overview

Knowing when to use the right tool for the job is key to graphical and data-rich civil drawings. Learn how to create surfaces from a variety of data points, including boundaries, contours, and elevations. Create existing ground surfaces, work with different surface build options and surface styles, apply surface labels, and add boundaries. Focus on detailed design for corridor surfaces, including cut and fill analysis, before you create feature lines, sites, and grading groups. You’ll wrap up by creating a finished ground surface.

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

  • Understand surface objects and create surfaces from a variety of data.
  • Add breaklines to a surface.
  • Apply surface build options and surface styles.
  • Analyze surfaces.
  • Apply surface labels and boundaries.
  • Create data shortcuts from surfaces.
  • Create corridor surfaces.
  • Perform a cut and fill analysis.
  • Create and edit feature lines.
  • Create a site and grading group for a building pad and retention pond.
  • Calculate cut and fill volumes.
  • Create a finished ground surface from existing ground, corridor surfaces, and grading group surfaces.
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Getting started

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Course overview
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Get the software
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Course resources
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Creating an existing ground surface

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Creating corridor surfaces

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Lesson overview
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Cut and fill analysis
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Creating site grading and a finished ground surface

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Course challenge

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Challenge exercise
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Final test

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Start your final test

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