20 min.

Sharing AutoCAD Entities and Civil 3D Objects​

Module overview

Civil 3D is built on the AutoCAD software, so you can use the Tool Palettes to share AutoCAD entities, such as blocks, hatches, etc. These elements can be inserted into the Tool Palette in multiple ways, including using the Design Center. In this module, you will learn how to share AutoCAD entities using the Design Center to create new content within your Tool Palette. You will also learn how to share Civil 3D object catalogs and share the drawing associated with the catalog to share styles and rules. 

This module takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. By the end of the module, you should be able to:  

  • Share AutoCAD objects 
  • Add AutoCAD objects to the Tool Palette using the Design Center 
  • Share Civil 3D object catalogs with your team members 
  • Add your own subassemblies to the Tool Palette and/or access additional subassemblies using country kits 

Module pre-requisites 

This module requires user-level knowledge of Civil 3D and is focused on best practices and its industry applications. If you don't have experiences with this product, we recommend you take foundational training using one of the resources below: 

  • Built-in tutorials, available via in-product Help 
  • eLearning Partners 
  • Authorized Training Centers 

About the author 

This module was created by Raphael Kuntz, Designated Support Specialist. The Try Its, Read Me files, and Knowledge Checks were created by ASCENT. 

Before you start 

  • Please make sure you have the Civil 3D software loaded. 
  • If you have technical difficulties, please reach out to product support.  

Module outline

  • Introduction and Welcome