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Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016: Autodesk Official Press

Book Description

Utilize AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 for a real-world workflow with these expert tricks and tips

Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 is a complete, detailed reference and tutorial for Autodesk's extremely popular and robust civil engineering software. With straightforward explanations, real-world examples, and practical tutorials, this invaluable guide walks you through everything you need to know to be productive. The focus is on real-world applications in professional environments, with all datasets available for download, and thorough coverage helps you prepare for the AutoCAD Civil 3D certification exam with over an hour's worth of video on crucial tips and techniques. You'll learn how to navigate the software and use essential tools, and how to put it all together in the context of a real-world project. In-depth discussion covers surveying, alignments, surface, grading, cross sections and more, and instructor support materials provide an ideal resource for training and education.

This book will take you from beginner to pro, so you can get the most out of AutoCAD Civil 3D every step of the way.

  • Understand key concepts and get acquainted with the interface

  • Create, edit, and display all elements of a project

  • Learn everything you need to know for the certification exam

  • Download the datasets and start designing right away

  • With expert insight, tips, and techniques, Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 helps you become productive from the very beginning.

    Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright
    3. Dedication
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. About the Authors
    6. Introduction
      1. Who Should Read This Book
      2. What You Will Learn
      3. What You Need
      4. The Mastering Series
      5. What Is Covered in This Book
      6. How to Contact the Authors
    7. Chapter 1: The Basics
      1. The Interface
      2. Civil 3D Templates
      3. Creating Lines
      4. Creating Curves
      5. Using Transparent Commands
      6. The Bottom Line
    8. Chapter 2: Survey
      1. Setting Up the Databases
      2. Configuring Description Keys for Point Import
      3. Understanding the Survey Database
      4. Other Survey Features
      5. Using Inquiry Commands
      6. The Bottom Line
    9. 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
    10. Chapter 4: Surfaces
      1. Understanding Surface Basics
      2. Creating Surfaces
      3. Additional Surface Creation Methods
      4. Refining and Editing Surfaces
      5. Surface Analysis
      6. Comparing Surfaces
      7. Labeling the Surface
      8. Point Cloud Surfaces
      9. The Bottom Line
    11. Chapter 5: Parcels
      1. Introduction to Sites
      2. Creating a Boundary Parcel
      3. Creating Subdivision Lot Parcels Using Precise Sizing Tools
      4. Editing Parcels by Deleting Parcel Segments
      5. Best Practices for Parcel Creation
      6. Labeling Parcel Areas
      7. Labeling Parcel Segments
      8. The Bottom Line
    12. Chapter 6: Alignments
      1. Alignment Concepts
      2. Creating an Alignment
      3. Editing Alignment Geometry
      4. Alignments as Objects
      5. The Bottom Line
    13. 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
    14. Chapter 8: Assemblies and Subassemblies
      1. Subassemblies
      2. Building Assemblies
      3. Specialized Subassemblies
      4. Advanced Assemblies
      5. Organizing Your Assemblies
      6. The Bottom Line
    15. Chapter 9: Basic Corridors
      1. Understanding Corridors
      2. Understanding Targets
      3. Editing Sections
      4. Creating a Corridor Surface
      5. Performing a Volume Calculation
      6. Building Nonroad Corridors
      7. The Bottom Line
    16. Chapter 10: Advanced Corridors, Intersections, and Roundabouts
      1. Using Multiregion Baselines
      2. Modeling a Cul-de-Sac
      3. Moving Up to Intersections
      4. Using an Assembly Offset
      5. Understanding Corridor Utilities
      6. Using a Feature Line as a Width and Elevation Target
      7. Tackling Roundabouts: The Mount Everest of Corridors
      8. The Bottom Line
    17. Chapter 11: Superelevation
      1. Preparing for Superelevation
      2. Applying Superelevation to the Design
      3. Calculating Cants for Rail
      4. Superelevation and Cant Views
      5. The Bottom Line
    18. Chapter 12: Cross Sections and Mass Haul
      1. Section Workflow
      2. Creating Section Views
      3. Calculating and Reporting Volumes
      4. Adding Section View Final Touches
      5. Using Mass Haul Diagrams
      6. The Bottom Line
    19. Chapter 13: Pipe Networks
      1. Setting Up a Pipe Network
      2. Creating a Waste Water Network
      3. Editing a Pipe Network
      4. Creating an Alignment from Network Parts
      5. Drawing Parts in Profile View
      6. Adding Pipe Network Labels
      7. Creating an Interference Check
      8. Creating Pipe Tables
      9. Setting and Using a Pressure Pipes Network
      10. Understanding Part Builder
      11. Part Builder Orientation
      12. The Bottom Line
    20. Chapter 14: Grading
      1. Working with Grading Feature Lines
      2. Grading Objects
      3. Finishing Touches
      4. The Bottom Line
    21. Chapter 15: 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
    22. Chapter 16: Advanced Workflows
      1. Data Shortcuts
      2. Sharing Data with a Non–Civil 3D World
      3. The Bottom Line
    23. Chapter 17: Quantity Takeoff
      1. Employing Pay Item Files
      2. Keeping Tabs on the Model
      3. Inventorying Your Pay Items
      4. The Bottom Line
    24. Chapter 18: 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
    25. Chapter 19: Object Styles
      1. Getting Started with Object Styles
      2. Creating Linear Object Styles
      3. Creating Surface Styles
      4. Creating Pipe and Structure Styles
      5. Creating Profile View Styles
      6. Creating Section View Styles
      7. The Bottom Line
    26. 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: Basic Corridors
      10. Chapter 10: Advanced Corridors, Intersections, and Roundabouts
      11. Chapter 11: Superelevation
      12. Chapter 12: Cross Sections and Mass Haul
      13. Chapter 13: Pipe Networks
      14. Chapter 14: Grading
      15. Chapter 15: Plan Production
      16. Chapter 16: Advanced Workflows
      17. Chapter 17: Quantity Takeoff
      18. Chapter 18: Label Styles
      19. Chapter 19: Object Styles
    27. Appendix B: Certification
    28. End User License Agreement