AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012 Essentials: Autodesk® Official Training Guide: Essential

Book description

Learn AutoCAD Civil 3D essentials quickly and easily

The new Essentials series from Sybex helps you quickly learn and use Autodesk software. This beautiful, task-based, full-color Autodesk Official Training Guide thoroughly covers the fundamentals of Civil 3D and teaches everything readers need to design in a dynamic environment quickly and successfully. As readers design a residential subdivision, they'll learn how to import field-gathered survey data, design in 2D and 3D, add boundaries and pipe networks, design roads using alignments, profiles, and corridors, create construction documents, and much more.

The four-color Essentials book features real-world tutorials, downloadable before-and-after exercise files, and additional suggested exercises. In addition, this book is a recommended Certification Preparation study guide resource for the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 Associate and Professional exams.

  • Covers Civil 3D fundamentals, so you become quickly productive with the software

  • Prepares you for the AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Associate and Certified Professional exams

  • Uses straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises and tutorials to teach the software's core features and functions

  • Gives you the skills you'll need throughout a production pipeline, from design to construction, whether you're a beginner or a more experienced user brushing up on the basics

Get quickly up to speed on AutoCAD Civil 3D with AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials.

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dear Reader,
  5. Dedication
    1. Who Should Read This Book
    2. What Is Covered in This Book
    3. The Essentials Series
  11. CHAPTER 1: Navigating the Civil 3D User Interface
    1. Getting to Know the Civil 3D User Interface
    2. Using the Application Menu
    3. Using the Ribbon
    4. Using the Toolspace
    5. Using the Drawing Area
    6. Using the Command Line
    7. Using Panorama
    8. Using the Transparent Commands Toolbar
    9. Using the Inquiry Tool
  12. CHAPTER 2: Leveraging a Dynamic Environment
    1. Connecting Objects and Styles
    2. Connecting Labels and Label Styles
    3. Connecting Objects to Objects
    4. Connecting Objects to Labels
    5. The Richness of the 3D Model
    6. Sharing Data in a Dynamic Environment
  13. CHAPTER 3: Establishing Existing Conditions Using Survey Data
    1. What Is Survey Data?
    2. Creating a Survey Database
    3. Importing Survey Data
    4. Automating Field to Finish
    5. Editing Survey Points
    6. Editing Survey Figures
    7. Creating Additional Points
  14. CHAPTER 4: Modeling the Existing Terrain Using Surfaces
    1. Understanding Surfaces
    2. Creating a Surface from Survey Data
    3. Using Breaklines to Improve Surface Accuracy
    4. Editing Surfaces
    5. Displaying and Analyzing Surfaces
    6. Annotating Surfaces
  15. CHAPTER 5: Designing in 2D Using Alignments
    1. Understanding Alignments
    2. Creating Alignments from Objects
    3. Creating Alignments Using the Alignment Creation Tools
    4. Editing Alignments
    5. Applying Design Criteria Files and Check Sets
  16. CHAPTER 6: Displaying and Annotating Alignments
    1. Using Alignment Styles
    2. Applying Alignment Labels and Label Sets
    3. Creating Station/Offset Labels
    4. Creating Segment Labels
    5. Using Tag Labels and Tables
  17. CHAPTER 7: Designing Vertically Using Profiles
    1. Creating Surface Profiles
    2. Displaying Profiles in Profile Views
    3. Creating Design Profiles
    4. Editing Profiles
    5. Using Design Check Sets and Criteria Files
  18. CHAPTER 8: Displaying and Annotating Profiles
    1. Applying Profile Styles
    2. Applying Profile View Styles
    3. Applying Profile View Bands
    4. Applying Profile Labels
    5. Creating and Applying Profile Label Sets
    6. Creating Profile View Labels
    7. Projecting Objects to Profile Views
  19. CHAPTER 9: Designing in 3D Using Corridors
    1. Understanding Corridors
    2. Creating an Assembly
    3. Creating a Corridor
    4. Applying Corridor Targets
    5. Creating Corridor Surfaces
  20. CHAPTER 10: Creating Cross Sections of the Design
    1. Using the Section Editor
    2. Creating Sample Lines
    3. Creating Section Views
    4. Sampling More Sources
  21. CHAPTER 11: Displaying and Annotating Sections
    1. Applying Section Styles
    2. Applying Section Labels
    3. Controlling Section Display with Code Set Styles
    4. Applying Labels with Code Set Styles
    5. Applying Section View Styles
    6. Applying Section View Bands
    7. Applying Group Plot Styles
    8. Creating Section View Labels
  22. CHAPTER 12: Designing and Analyzing Boundaries Using Parcels
    1. Understanding Parcels
    2. Creating Parcels from Objects
    3. Creating Parcels by Layout
    4. Editing Parcels
  23. CHAPTER 13: Displaying and Annotating Parcels
    1. Applying Parcel Styles
    2. Applying Parcel Area Labels
    3. Creating Parcel Segment Labels
    4. Editing Parcel Segment Labels
    5. Creating Parcel Tables
  24. CHAPTER 14: Creating Pipe Networks
    1. Understanding Pipe Networks
    2. Creating Pipe Networks
    3. Editing Pipe Networks
  25. CHAPTER 15: Displaying and Annotating Pipe Networks
    1. Displaying Pipe Networks Using Styles
    2. Annotating Pipe Networks in Plan View
    3. Annotating Pipe Networks in Profile View
    4. Creating Pipe Network Tables
  26. CHAPTER 16: Designing New Terrain
    1. Understanding Grading
    2. Understanding Feature Lines
    3. Creating Feature Lines
    4. Editing Feature Lines
    5. Understanding Grading Objects
    6. Creating Grading Objects
    7. Editing Grading Objects
  27. CHAPTER 17: Analyzing, Displaying, and Annotating Surfaces
    1. Combining Design Surfaces
    2. Analyzing Design Surfaces
    3. Calculating Earthwork Volumes
    4. Labeling Design Surfaces
  28. CHAPTER 18: From Design to Construction
    1. Calculating Quantities
    2. Creating Individual Sheets
    3. Creating Multiple Sheets Using Plan Production
  29. APPENDIX A: Civil 3D Certification
  30. INDEX

Product information

  • Title: AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012 Essentials: Autodesk® Official Training Guide: Essential
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: June 2011
  • Publisher(s): Sybex
  • ISBN: 9781118016787