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Civil 3D Advanced Topics and Applications

Civil 3D Advanced classes from CivilTraining, LLC focus on design applications and solutions in AutoCAD® Civil 3D® that take the program from the basic level and into real-world design scenarios. Drawing on years of design and support experience with Autodesk® products across a wide variety of industries, the classes address typical requirements in commercial, residential, highway, railway, landfill, stream restoration, mining and other applications.

All Civil 3D Advanced classes from CivilTraining, LLC are hands-on, and all can be custom tailored to the client's individual project requirements. Many classes at this level can accommodate over-the-shoulder mentoring on the client's actual project, incorporating productive time on the project with mastery of advanced topics in Civil 3D.

CivilTraining, LLC’s courses are registered Continuing Education classes with the AIA and have received approval in meeting continuing education/professional development requirements for numerous states. Note: Each CivilTraining, LLC course provides relevant continuing education/professional development approval criteria.

AutoCAD Civil 3D Advanced Grading Applications (2 Days typical)

Site grading in AutoCAD® Civil 3D® has been one of the most difficult applications in the program since its creation, owing to a combination of factors complexity of the tools, relative instability of some aspects of the program and insufficient performance of early workstations and operating systems. The second and third factors have been overcome by current releases of Civil 3D and more powerful workstations running better operating systems, but complexity of the Civil 3D grading solutions remains an issue. This course demonstrates proven techniques for applying Civil 3D grading tools to easily produce desirable results, both in model and drawing form.

As an advanced level course, Civil 3D Advanced Grading Applications can be taught based on a variety of sites and project types depending on the applications and preferences of the participants. Recent courses have focused on commercial, residential and landfill applications. The course is typically a two-day program, attempting to complete a substantial portion of the grading project selected for the course, but the length can be varied to suit the requirements of the clients as well. The course focuses on grading requirements common to most projects across all applications, including entrance roads or driveways, building pads, parking lots, basins or ponds and berms, swales and brow ditches.

The objective of this course is to develop a satisfactory workflow through Civil 3D grading, producing desirable results with a minimum of effort or disruption to normal grading and design process. Successfully applied, Civil 3D grading is a means to an end, not an objective of its own.

Topics include:
  • Overview of Civil 3D Grading Solutions
  • Grading Best Practices in Civil 3D
  • Analyzing Site Requirements and Determining Workflow
  • Feature Line Grading Applications
  • Grading and Grading Groups
  • Building Comprehensive Grading Solutions by Combining Civil 3D Tools
  • Incorporating Point Grading and Interpolation
  • Grading Output and Deliverables
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Prerequisites: As an advanced level class, completion of Civil 3D Essentials and Civil 3D Intermediate is normally required. Participants who have not completed these classes may attend, but complete familiarity with all Civil 3D concepts introduced in the classes is absolutely required.

Cancellation Policy: A full refund will be provided for cancellation through the close of registration. For cancellation after the close of registration, a penalty of $200.00 will be incurred.

Continuing Education/Professional Development

Questions/Additional Information: Contact John Cooke.

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