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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press

Book Description

Start designing today with this hands-on beginner's guide to AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Essentials gets you quickly up to speed with the features and functions of this industry-leading civil engineering software. This full-color guide features approachable, hands-on exercises and additional task-based tutorials that help you quickly become productive as you master the fundamental aspects of AutoCAD Civil 3D design. Each chapter opens with a quick discussion of concepts and learning goals, and then briskly moves into tutorial mode with screen shots that illustrate each step of the process. The emphasis is on skills rather than tools, and the clear delineation between "why" and "how" makes this guide ideal for quick reference. The companion website provides starting and ending files for each exercise, so you can jump in at any point and compare your work with the pros. Centered around the real-world task of designing a residential subdivision, these exercises get you up to speed with the program's functionality, while also providing the only Autodesk-endorsed preparation for the AutoCAD Civil 3D certification exam.

  • Master the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 interface and basic tasks

  • Model terrain using imported field survey data

  • Analyze boundaries, pipe networks, surfaces, and terrain

  • Estimate quantities and create construction documentation

  • If you're ready to acquire this must-have skillset, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Essentials will get you up to speed quickly and easily.

    Table of Contents

    1. Titlepage
    2. Credits
    3. Copyright
    4. Dedication
    5. Acknowledgments
    6. About the Author
    7. Introduction
      1. What’s New in This Book?
      2. Who Should Read This Book?
      3. What Is Covered in This Book?
      4. The Essentials Series
    8. Chapter 1: Navigating the User Interface
      1. Getting to Know the Civil 3D User Interface
      2. Working with the Application Menu
      3. Working with the Ribbon
      4. Working with 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
    9. 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. Appreciating the Richness of the 3-D Model
      6. Sharing Data in a Dynamic Environment
    10. 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
    11. 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
    12. Chapter 5: Designing in 2-D 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
    13. 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
    14. 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
    15. 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
    16. 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
    17. 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
    18. Chapter 11: Displaying and Annotating Sections
      1. Applying Section Styles
      2. Applying Section Labels
      3. Controlling Corridor 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
    19. Chapter 12: Designing and Analyzing Boundaries Using Parcels
      1. Understanding Parcels
      2. Creating Parcels from Objects
      3. Creating Parcels by Layout
      4. Editing Parcels
    20. 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
    21. Chapter 14: Designing Gravity Pipe Networks
      1. Understanding Gravity Pipe Networks
      2. Creating Gravity Pipe Networks
      3. Editing Gravity Pipe Networks
    22. Chapter 15: Designing Pressure Pipe Networks
      1. Understanding Pressure Pipe Networks
      2. Creating Pressure Pipe Networks
      3. Editing Pressure Pipe Networks
    23. Chapter 16: 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
    24. Chapter 17: 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
    25. Chapter 18: Analyzing, Displaying, and Annotating Surfaces
      1. Combining Design Surfaces
      2. Analyzing Design Surfaces
      3. Calculating Earthwork Volumes
      4. Labeling Design Surfaces
    26. Appendix: AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Certification
    27. End-User License Agreement