AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Essentials

  • 5h 53m
  • Eric Chappell
  • Sybex
  • 2015

Learn AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Quickly and Easily

Start designing today with this Autodesk Official Press guide! Each chapter begins with the concepts and learning goals of the topic, and then provides step-by-step tutorials illustrated with full-color screen shots. Approachable, hands-on exercises help you master the fundamentals of Civil 3D design and the features of this industry-leading software as you design a residential development. Following a workflow approach, you'll focus on the necessary skills at each stage of the process so you can quickly become productive with Civil 3D.

Learn these AutoCAD Civil 3D essentials—and more:

  • Leveraging a dynamic environment to create 3D intelligent models
  • Turning raw survey field data into maps and drawings
  • Designing, displaying, and annotating alignments and profiles
  • Creating subdivisions by using parcels to generate dynamic lot layouts
  • Putting together detailed gravity pipe and pressure pipe networks
  • Shaping terrain in 3D with grading tools and design surfaces
  • Preparing for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Certification
  • This striking Essentials book features:

    • Chapter-opening learning objectives
    • Step-by-step tutorials
    • Four-color screenshots and illustrations
    • Essentials and Beyond—summaries and additional suggested exercises
    • Downloadable exercise files

    About the Author

    Eric Chappell, a 20-year veteran in the world of civil engineering software, is a recognized expert on Autodesk® AutoCAD Civil 3D®. He has written training materials and conducted training for end users, trainers, and Autodesk employees around the globe, and has worked with Autodesk in authoring and developing two Autodesk certification exams. Eric is a highly rated instructor at Autodesk University, where he has taught for over 10 years.

    In this Book

    • Introduction
    • Navigating the User Interface
    • Leveraging a Dynamic Environment
    • Establishing Existing Conditions Using Survey Data
    • Modeling the Existing Terrain Using Surfaces
    • Designing in 2-D Using Alignments
    • Displaying and Annotating Alignments
    • Designing Vertically Using Profiles
    • Displaying and Annotating Profiles
    • Designing in 3D Using Corridors
    • Creating Cross Sections of the Design
    • Displaying and Annotating Sections
    • Designing and Analyzing Boundaries Using Parcels
    • Displaying and Annotating Parcels
    • Designing Gravity Pipe Networks
    • Designing Pressure Pipe Networks
    • Displaying and Annotating Pipe Networks
    • Designing New Terrain
    • Analyzing, Displaying, and Annotating Surfaces