Civil 3D – Beyond the Basics

Civil 3D – Beyond the Basics introduces users to the concepts and methods used to go beyond the essentials in Civil 3D modelling.
Course Duration
2 Days
+-7 hrs per day
Start Date
+-08.30 am
Course Location
See centres
Course Price
R 6300
Including VAT

Course Overview


This guide is designed for civil engineering professionals who want to go beyond the essentials in Civil 3D modelling. This course covers configuring the software, Civil 3D’s styles and settings, alternative ways to create surfaces, creating parcels as well as more advanced corridor and pipe network design.

Course Objectives

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

  • Create a Civil 3D template drawing
  • Create and manage styles and label styles
  • Create data shortcuts
  • Create and edit parcels and print parcel reports
  • Create, edit, view, and analyse surfaces
  • Create assemblies, corridors, and roundabouts
  • Add appurtenances to pressure pipe networks
  • Customize sheet set properties
  • Perform quantity take-off and volume calculations

Who Should Attend?

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


  • Computer Literate and working knowledge of Microsoft Windows proficiency
  • Civil 3D Essentials course
  • Experience with Drafting, design, or engineering principles

What's Included

Software Trial
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.

Autodesk Civil 3D Styles and Settings
  • Drawing Settings in Details
  • Two Categories of Styles
  • Object Styles
  • Label Styles
  • Description Key Sets
  • Figure Prefix Database
  • Creating Template Files
  • Import Styles
  • Drag0and0drop Style Method
  • Purge Styles
  • Reference Styles
  • Online Map Service
Project Management
  • 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
Surfaces – Beyond the Basics
  • Contour Data
  • Weeding Factors
  • Supplementing Factors
  • Contour Issues
  • Minimizing Flat Triangle Strategies
  • Survey Figures as Breaklines
  • Surface Editing
  • Simplify Surface
  • Smooth Surface
  • Raise/Lower Surface
  • Adjusting Surfaces Through Surface Properties
  • Copy Deleted Dependent Objects
  • Feature Lines
  • Feature Line Contextual Tab
  • Elevation Editor
  • Create Design Surfaces from Feature Lines
  • Surface Volume Calculations
  • Volumes Dashboard
  • Bounded Volumes
  • Volume Reports
  • Grid Volume or TIN Volume Surface
  • Create Surface from GIS Data
  • Point Cloud Surface Extraction
  • Attach Point Cloud
  • Surfaces from Point Clouds
  • 3D Solid Surface from TIN Surface.
Corridors – Beyond the Basics
  • Subassembly Composer
  • Modifying Assemblies
  • Attaching Subassemblies
  • Detaching Subassemblies
  • Copying Assemblies
  • Modifying Subassemblies
  • Select Similar Subassemblies
  • Getting more Information on Subassemblies
  • Managing Assemblies
  • Identifying Assemblies
  • Sharing Assemblies
  • Superimposing Profiles
  • Exporting Corridors
  • Roundabouts
  • Roundabout Standards
  • Creating Roundabouts
  • Heads Up Display
  • Corridor Selection Review and Edit
  • Mass Haul Calculations
  • Create Mass Haul Diagram Wizard
  • Mass Haul Line
  • Mass Haul Diagram
  • Code Set Styles
Pipes – Beyond the Basics
  • Pipes Configuration
  • Pressure Pipe Branches
Sheet Set Manager
  • Sheet Sets
  • Sheet Set Manager
  • Structuring Sheet Sets
  • Editing Sheet Sets
  • Sheet Set Manager Properties
  • Sheet Set Manager for the Web
Quantity Take-off and Visualization
  • Civil 3D Multi-view Blocks
  • Pay Items
  • Visualization
  • 3D Navigation Tools
  • View Cube
  • Steering Wheel
  • Managing Views in 3D
  • Corridor Visualization
  • Line of Sight Analysis
  1. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  2. Bookings can only be considered confirmation on receipt of payment.
  3. Bookings may be changed up to three weeks in advance of the course. A fee of 20% will be levied to cover charges.
  4. For full day courses, we will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where
    applicable) tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at the training center only. Catering is not included for OnSite training
  5. Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date.
    Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
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    dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
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    and accommodation for clients.
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