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AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials

Course Description

Course Length = 4 days

CPC PDH Credits = 28

This course is designed to introduce new users to the essential elements of AutoCAD Civil 3D for creating, analyzing, and managing  civil engineering drawings and projects. Familiarity with AutoDesk Land Desktop  will be helpful.This description is a guideline. Course topics and duration may be modified based upon the knowledge and background of the course participants.

Course Outline

The AutoCAD Civil 3D Environment

  • Creating and Modifying Workspaces
  • CUI (Custom User Interface)
  • Executing Commands through the Ribbon
  • Prospector Tab Overview
  • Settings Tab Overview

Working with Point Data

  • Creating and Editing Points
  • Importing Point Files
  • Changing Point and Label Styles
  • Managing Points
  • Point Groups

Surface Modeling 

  • Creating a Surface
  • Modifying Surfaces
  • Creating and Managing Surface Styles
  • Surface Analysis and Labeling
  • Volume Calculations

Sites and Parcels

  • Creating and Editing Parcels
  • Labeling Parcels
  • Generating Parcel Tables & Reports


  • Creating and Editing Alignments
  • Labeling Alignments and Creating Tables

Profiles and Profile Views

  • Creating Surface Profiles
  • Managing Profile View Styles
  • Layout Profiles
  • Editing Profile Geometry
  • Labeling and Band Sets

Pipe Networks

  • Creating a Pipe Network
  • Modifying and Editing a Pipe Network
  • Drawing Networks in Profile Views
  • Labeling in Plan and Profile

Assemblies and Corridors

  • Creating Assemblies
  • Creating Corridor Models
  • Creating Corridor Surfaces

Cross Sections

  • Creating Sample Line Groups
  • Section Views and Labels


  • Feature Lines
  • Grading Groups and Criteria
  • Final Grading Surfaces, Volumes and Labeling

Managing Data

  • Data Shortcuts and References
  • LandXML

Course Cost

This 4-day course is $1345 per person.

Course Dates

Note: The suggested course duration is a guideline. Course topics and duration may be modified by the instructor based upon the knowledge and skill level of the course participants.

AMS CAD + CAFM Solutions
Training & Development Center
271 Route 46 West, Bldg. A-105
Fairfield, NJ 07004
T (973) 882-8008
F (973) 882-0122

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