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Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013

Book Description

A complete tutorial and reference for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013

Autodesk's Civil 3D is the leading civil engineering software, and this reliable training guide has been thoroughly revised and updated to offer a fresh perspective on this powerful engineering package. Filled with illustrative examples, new datasets, and new tutorials, this book shows how elements of the dynamic engineering program work together and discusses the best methods for creating, editing, displaying, and labeling all of a civil engineering project's elements.

The book's straightforward explanations, real-world examples, and practical tutorials focus squarely on teaching vital Civil 3D tips, tricks, and techniques. The authors' extensive real-world experience and Civil 3D expertise allows them to focus on how the software is used in real-world professional environments and present topics and techniques that are not documented elsewhere.

  • Offers an overview of key concepts and the software's interface

  • Discusses the best methods for creating, editing, displaying, and labeling all of a civil engineering project's elements

  • Features in-depth, detailed coverage of surveying, points, alignments, surfaces, profiles, corridors, grading, LandXML and LDT Project Transfer, cross sections, pipe networks, visualization, sheets, and project management, as well as Vault and data shortcuts

  • Offers help for the Civil 3D Certified Associate and Certified Professional exams

This book is the only complete, detailed reference and tutorial for Autodesk's extremely popular and robust civil engineering software.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Publisher's Note
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Authors
  7. Introduction
  8. Chapter 1: The Basics
    1. The Interface
    2. Civil 3D Templates
    3. Labeling Lines and Curves
    4. Creating Curves
    5. Using Transparent Commands
    6. The Bottom Line
  9. Chapter 2: Survey
    1. Setting Up the Databases
    2. Description Keys: Field to Civil 3D
    3. Using Inquiry Commands
    4. The Bottom Line
  10. Chapter 3: Points
    1. Anatomy of a Point
    2. Creating Basic Points
    3. Basic Point Editing
    4. Point Tables
    5. User-Defined Properties
    6. The Bottom Line
  11. Chapter 4: Surfaces
    1. Understanding Surface Basics
    2. Creating Surfaces
    3. Refining and Editing Surfaces
    4. Surface Analysis
    5. Comparing Surfaces
    6. Labeling the Surface
    7. Point Cloud Surfaces
    8. The Bottom Line
  12. Chapter 5: Parcels
    1. Introduction to Sites
    2. Creating a Boundary Parcel
    3. Creating Subdivision Lot Parcels Using Precise Sizing Tools
    4. Using the Free Form Create Tool
    5. Editing Parcels by Deleting Parcel Segments
    6. Best Practices for Parcel Creation
    7. Labeling Parcel Areas
    8. Labeling Parcel Segments
    9. The Bottom Line
  13. Chapter 6: Alignments
    1. Alignment Concepts
    2. Creating an Alignment
    3. Editing Alignment Geometry
    4. Alignments As Objects
    5. The Bottom Line
  14. Chapter 7: Profiles and Profile Views
    1. The Elevation Element
    2. Editing Profiles
    3. Profile Views
    4. Editing Profile Views
    5. Profile Labels
    6. Profile Utilities
    7. The Bottom Line
  15. Chapter 8: Assemblies and Subassemblies
    1. Subassemblies
    2. Building Assemblies
    3. Specialized Subassemblies
    4. Advanced Assemblies
    5. Organizing Your Assemblies
    6. The Bottom Line
  16. Chapter 9: Custom Subassemblies
    1. The User Interface
    2. Creating a Subassembly
    3. Using Expressions
    4. Employing Conditional Logic
    5. Making Sense of Someone Else's Thoughts
    6. The Bottom Line
  17. Chapter 10: Basic Corridors
    1. Understanding Corridors
    2. Corridor Components
    3. Corridor Feature Lines
    4. Understanding Targets
    5. Editing Sections
    6. Creating a Corridor Surface
    7. Performing a Volume Calculation
    8. Non-Road Corridors
    9. The Bottom Line
  18. Chapter 11: Advanced Corridors, Intersections, and Roundabouts
    1. Corridor Utilities
    2. Using Alignment and Profile Targets to Model a Roadside Swale
    3. Multiregion Baselines
    4. Modeling a Cul-de-Sac
    5. Intersections: The Next Step Up
    6. Using an Assembly Offset
    7. Using a Feature Line as a Width and Elevation Target
    8. Roundabouts: The Mount Everest of Corridors
    9. The Bottom Line
  19. Chapter 12: Superelevation
    1. Getting Ready for Super
    2. Applying Superelevation to the Design
    3. Oh Yes, You Cant
    4. Superelevation and Cant Views
    5. The Bottom Line
  20. Chapter 13: Cross Sections and Mass Haul
    1. Section Workflow
    2. Creating Section Views
    3. It's a Material World
    4. Section View Final Touches
    5. Mass Haul
    6. The Bottom Line
  21. Chapter 14: Pipe Networks
    1. Parts Lists
    2. Exploring Pipe Networks
    3. Creating a Sanitary Sewer Network
    4. Changing Flow Direction
    5. Editing a Pipe Network
    6. Creating an Alignment from Network Parts
    7. Drawing Parts in Profile View
    8. Adding Pipe Network Labels
    9. Creating an Interference Check
    10. Creating Pipe Tables
    11. Under Pressure
    12. Part Builder
    13. Part Builder Orientation
    14. The Bottom Line
  22. Chapter 15: Storm and Sanitary Analysis
    1. Getting Started on the CAD Side
    2. Storm and Sanitary Analysis
    3. The Bottom Line
  23. Chapter 16: Grading
    1. Working with Grading Feature Lines
    2. Grading Objects
    3. The Bottom Line
  24. Chapter 17: Plan Production
    1. Preparing for Plan Sets
    2. Using View Frames and Match Lines
    3. Creating Plan and Profile Sheets
    4. Creating Section Sheets
    5. Drawing Templates
    6. The Bottom Line
  25. Chapter 18: Advanced Workflows
    1. Data Shortcuts
    2. Sharing with Earlier Versions of Civil 3D
    3. Map Tools: A Transformative Experience
    4. The Bottom Line
  26. Chapter 19: Quantity Takeoff
    1. Employing Pay Item Files
    2. Keeping Tabs on the Model
    3. Inventorying Your Pay Items
    4. The Bottom Line
  27. Chapter 20: Label Styles
    1. Label Styles
    2. Line and Curve Labels
    3. Pipe and Structure Labels
    4. Profile and Alignment Labels
    5. Advanced Style Types
    6. The Bottom Line
  28. Chapter 21: Object Styles
    1. Getting Started with Object Styles
    2. Linear Object Styles
    3. Surface Styles
    4. Pipe and Structure Styles
    5. Profile View Styles
    6. Section View Styles
    7. The Bottom Line
  29. Appendix A: The Bottom Line
    1. Chapter 1: The Basics
    2. Chapter 2: Survey
    3. Chapter 3: Points
    4. Chapter 4: Surfaces
    5. Chapter 5: Parcels
    6. Chapter 6: Alignments
    7. Chapter 7: Profiles and Profile Views
    8. Chapter 8: Assemblies and Subassemblies
    9. Chapter 9: Custom Subassemblies
    10. Chapter 10: Basic Corridors
    11. Chapter 11: Advanced Corridors, Intersections, and Roundabouts
    12. Chapter 12: Superelevation
    13. Chapter 13: Cross Sections and Mass Haul
    14. Chapter 14: Pipe Networks
    15. Chapter 15: Storm and Sanitary Analysis
    16. Chapter 16: Grading
    17. Chapter 17: Plan Production
    18. Chapter 18: Advanced Workflows
    19. Chapter 19: Quantity Takeoff
    20. Chapter 20: Label Styles
    21. Chapter 21: Object Styles
  30. Appendix B: Autodesk Civil 3D 2013 Certification
  31. Index