Civil 3D Essentials

The Civil 3D Essentials course introduces users to the concepts and methods used in Civil 3D modelling on the Autodesk AutoCAD vertical platform, Civil 3D.
Course Duration
3 Days
+-7 hrs per day
Start Date
+-08.30 am
Course Location
Cape Town
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Course Price
R 7100
Including VAT

Course Overview


The guide provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of civil modelling and explores the key features of the platform that enables further advanced modelling techniques. The course is structured to introduce the building blocks of Civil 3D entities and how they are connected to each other, as well as other useful modelling activities.

Course Objectives

After completing this course participants should be able to understand and/or create:

  • The Autodesk Civil 3D Interface
  • Survey, Points and Linework
  • Surfaces
  • Alignments
  • Profiles
  • Corridors
  • Grading
  • Pipe Networks
  • Project Explorer
  • Plan Production

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed to teach Civil Engineers and Draftspersons who want to learn more about modelling in Civil 3D.


  • Computer Literate and working knowledge of Microsoft Windows proficiency
  • AutoCAD Essentials course
  • Experience with drafting, design, or engineering principles

What's Included

Software Trial
Tea & Coffee
Wifi Access
Certified Instructor
*Items may differ between courses, contact an agent for details


On completion of the course, you will be presented with an internationally recognized Autodesk Authorized Training Certificate.

The Autodesk Civil 3D Interface

  • Product Overview
  • Autodesk Civil 3D Workspaces
  • Start Tab
  • Autodesk Civil 3D User lnterface
  • User Interface
  • Autodesk Civil 3D Toolspace
  • Prospector Tab
  • Settings Tab
  • Survey Tab
  • Toolbox Tab
  • Autodesk Civil 3D Panorama
  • Autodesk Civil 3D Templates and Settings
  • Drawing Settings in Detail
  • Survey Workflow Overview
  • Workflow
  • Survey Figures
  • Figure Styles
  • Figure Prefix Database
  • Styles
  • Points Overview
  • Point Label Style
  • Point Settings
  • Creating Points
  • Description Key Sets
  • Importing Survey Data
  • Import Points Only
  • Duplicate Point Numbers
  • Survey Toolspace
  • Import Points and Figures Using the Survey Database
  • Point Groups
  • Defining Point Groups
  • Reviewing and Editing Points
  • Point Reports
  • Surface Process
  • Surface Properties
  • Contour Data
  • Weeding Factors
  • Supplementing Factors
  • Contour Issues
  • Minimizing Flat Triangle Strategies
  • Other Surface Data
  • DEM Files
  • Drawing Objects
  • Point Files
  • Point Groups
  • Point Survey Queries
  • Figure Survey Queries
  • Breaklines and Boundaries
  • Breaklines
  • Surface Editing
  • Line Edits
  • Point Edits
  • Simplify Surface
  • Smooth Contours
  • Smooth Surface
  • Copy Surface
  • Surface Paste
  • Raise/Lower Surface
  • Adjusting Surfaces Through Surface Properties
  • Copy Deleted Dependent Objects
  • Surface Analysis Tools
  • Viewing a Surface in 3D
  • Quick Profile
  • Surface Labels
  • Contour Labels
  • Spot and Slope Labels
  • Surface Volume Calculations
  • Volumes Dashboard
  • Bounded Volumes
  • Volume Reports
  • Grid Volume or TIN Volume Surface
  • Surface Analysis Display
  • Analysis Settings
  • Analysis Data Display
Project Management
  • Design Development
  • Templates
  • Creating Template Files
  • Managing Styles
  • Import
  • Drag and Drop Method
  • Purge
  • Reference
  • Styles in Depth
  • Online Maps Service
  • Autodesk Civil 3D Projects
  • Single-Design Drawing Projects
  • Multiple Drawings Sharing Data Using Shortcuts
  • BIM 360 Design Collaboration
  • Multiple Drawings Sharing Data with Autodesk Vault
  • Sharing Data
  • Using Data Shortcuts for Project Management
  • Update Notification
  • Removing and Promoting Shortcuts
  • Data Shortcut Workflow
  • Workflow Details
  • Advantages of Data Shortcuts
  • Limitations of Data Shortcuts
  • Lines and Curves
  • Introduction to Parcels
  • ROW Parcel
  • Parcel Style Display Order
  • Parcel Properties
  • Parcel Labels and Styles
  • Create Parcels from Objects
  • Creating Right-of-Way Parcels
  • Creating and Editing Parcels by Layout Overview
  • Creating and Editing Parcels
  • Freehand
  • Slide Line
  • Swing Line
  • Free Form Create
  • Renumbering Parcels
  • Parcel Reports
  • Parcel Labels
  • Parcel Tables
  • Roadway Design Overview
  • Autodesk Civil 3D Sites
  • Introduction to Alignments
  • Criteria-Based Design
  • Alignment Types
  • Alignment Segment Types
  • Alignments Layout Tools
  • Alignment Editing
  • Alignment Properties
  • Station Control Tab
  • Design Criteria Tab
  • Labels and Tables
  • Alignment Point Labels
  • Independent Alignment Labels
  • Alignment Table Styles
  • Profiles Overview
  • Repositioning and Deleting Profile Views
  • Create a Profile View Style
  • Create Profiles from Surface
  • Create Profile View Wizard
  • Finished Ground Profiles
  • Create and Edit Profiles
  • Transparent Commands
  • Assigning Profile Band Elevations
  • Profile Segment Types
  • Profile Labels
  • Assembly Overview
  • Assemblies
  • Subassemblies
  • Modifying Assemblies
  • Attaching Subassemblies
  • Detaching Subassemblies
  • Copying Assemblies
  • Modifying Subassemblies
  • Select Similar Subassemblies
  • Sharing Assemblies
  • Getting More Information on Subassemblies
  • Creating a Corridor
  • Target Mapping
  • Corridor Frequency
  • Corridor Properties
  • Information Tab
  • Parameters Tab
  • Codes
  • Feature Lines
  • Slope Patterns
  • Corridor Contextual Ribbon
  • Exporting Corridors
  • Designing Intersections
  • General Tab
  • Geometry Details Tab
  • Corridor Regions Tab
  • Corridor Section Review and Edit
  • Corridor Surfaces
  • Overhang Correction
  • Surface Boundaries
  • Sample Line Groups
  • Modifying Sample Line Groups
  • Section Volume Calculations
  • Earthwork Volumes
  • Mass Haul
  • Material Volumes
  • Quantity Take-off Criteria
  • Define Materials
  • Grading Overview
  • Feature Lines
  • Feature Line Contextual Tab
  • Elevation Editor
  • Grading Tools
  • Grading Creation Tools Toolbar
  • Modifying Autodesk Civil 3D Grading
  • Grading Styles
  • Feature Line Labels
  • Grading Criteria
  • Grading Criteria Set
  • Grading Volumes
Pipe Networks
  • Pipes Overview
  • Pipes Configuration
  • Creating Networks from Objects
  • The Network Layout Toolbar
  • Network Editing
  • Pipe (and Structure) Properties
  • Swap Part.
  • Connect/Disconnect from Part
  • Annotating Pipe Networks
  • Pipe Networks in Sections
  • Pipe Network Reports and Tables
  • Pressure Pipe Networks
Plan Production
  • Final Design
  • Plan Production Tools
  • Overview for Plan/Profile Sheets
  • Overview for Section Sheets
  • More Information
  • Plan Production Objects
  • View Frames
  • View Frame Groups
  • Match Lines
  • Plan Production Object Edits
  • Name
  • Description
  • Object Style
  • View Frame Geometry Properties Edits
  • Match Line Geometry Properties Edits
  • Creating Sheets
  • Section Views
  • Section View Wizard
  • Sheet Sets
  • Sheet Set Manager Palette
  • Structuring Sheet Sets
  • Editing Sheet Sets
  • Sheet Set Manager Properties
Quantity Take-off and Visualization
  • Civil 3D Multi-view Blocks
  • Pay Items
  • Visualization
  • 3D N avigation Tools
  • View Cube
  • Steering Wheel
  • Managing Views in 3D
  • Corridor Visualization
  • Line of Sight Analysis
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