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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press

Book Description

Quickly learn essential Civil 3D tools and techniques

Get a thorough introduction to AutoCAD Civil 3D, the industry-leading engineering software used to design roads, highways, subdivisions, drainage and sewer systems, and more. This Autodesk Official Press book is a unique learning resource that features concise, straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises and tutorials. With compelling full-color screenshots and approachable exercises that demonstrate core features and functions, the book helps you gain understanding and confidence as you master this premiere civil engineering software.

  • Introduces the software's interface and foundational concepts

  • Follows a workflow-based approach that mirrors how projects progress in the real world, and guides you through importing and working with field survey data, managing point data with groups and styles, and modeling terrain using surfaces

  • Covers creating and editing alignments and profiles, designing 3D road models, building and analyzing terrain models, designing and analyzing pipe networks, and much more

  • Shows how to estimate quantities and create construction documentation

  • Provides information to help you prepare for the Civil 3D certification exam

AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials is the perfect, real-world introduction to the powerful civil engineering software.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. About the Author
  4. Introduction
    1. Introduction
    2. Who Should Read This Book?
    3. What Is Covered in This Book?
    4. The Essentials Series
  5. Chapter 1: Navigating the AutoCAD 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Chapter 12: Designing and Analyzing Boundaries Using Parcels
    1. Understanding Parcels
    2. Creating Parcels from Objects
    3. Creating Parcels by Layout
    4. Editing Parcels
  17. 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
  18. Chapter 14: Designing Gravity Pipe Networks
    1. Understanding Gravity Pipe Networks
    2. Creating Gravity Pipe Networks
    3. Editing Gravity Pipe Networks
  19. Chapter 15: Designing Pressure Pipe Networks
    1. Understanding Pressure Pipe Networks
    2. Creating Pressure Pipe Networks
    3. Editing Pressure Pipe Networks
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Chapter 18: Analyzing, Displaying, and Annotating Surfaces
    1. Combining Design Surfaces
    2. Analyzing Design Surfaces
    3. Calculating Earthwork Volumes
    4. Labeling Design Surfaces
  23. Chapter 19: From Design to Construction
    1. Calculating Quantities
    2. Creating Individual Sheets
    3. Creating Multiple Sheets Using Plan Production
  24. Appendix: AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 Certification