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Available Course Descriptions

 

Following are some of the courses that can be offered upon request. Custom courses can also be developed to meet client needs and objectives.

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Hands-On Courses

Classes for AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT:

AutoCAD® and AutoCAD LT® Essentials - 3 Days

AutoCAD Essentials covers the essential core topics for working with AutoCAD. This class will cover basic drafting and editing tools that enable the student to create and edit a simple drawing. Additionally, a student will gain knowledge in reusable content and annotation insertion, as well as layout development (needed for plotting sheets) and general plotting. More advanced tools are also introduced throughout the course.


AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Beyond the Basics - 2 Days

AutoCAD Beyond the Basics continues with more sophisticated techniques that extend a student's mastery of the program. For example, users go beyond the basic skill of inserting a block to learn how to create blocks and how to populate them on tool palettes. Additionally, users will be introduced to external references which are features not covered in the previous session.


AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Advanced - 2 Days

AutoCAD Advanced takes a more in-depth look at specific tools that increase productivity. For example, users will learn how to integrate attributes into blocks as well as learn how to create and use their own template. Additionally, users will also be given the opportunity to learn about features like the Sheet Set Manager, which is a topic not previously covered in earlier sessions.



Classes for AutoCAD Civil 3D:

AutoCAD® Civil 3D® Essentials - 3 Days

This course provides a three-day introduction to Civil 3D for new users, for those with some Civil 3D experience, or for those migrating from AutoCAD® Land Desktop. It includes a thorough examination of the Civil 3D program, including the interface, controls, as well as Object and Label styles and Project Management and covers Surfaces, Points, Alignments and Parcels. This is a foundation course and a prerequisite for Civil 3D classes that follow.


AutoCAD Civil 3D Intermediate - 3 Days

This three-day course builds on the concepts introduced in AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials, and covers Civil 3D Profiles, Sections, Introduction to Corridors and Site Grading Tools. This is also a foundation course and is, likewise, a prerequisite for Civil 3D classes that follow.


AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials for Surveyors - 3 Days

This course provides a three-day introduction to Civil 3D for surveyors who are new users, for those with some Civil 3D experience, or for those migrating from AutoCAD Land Desktop. It includes a thorough examination of the Civil 3D program, including the interface, controls, as well as Object and Label styles and Project Management and covers Surfaces, Points, and Parcels. This is a foundation course and a prerequisite for Civil 3D classes that follow.


AutoCAD Civil 3D Survey Essentials - 1 Day

This course provides an intensive introduction to the survey functionality provided within Civil 3D. The course builds on the Civil 3D Point management and display concepts from Civil 3D Essentials and examines how Civil 3D Survey manages data obtained in the field. Participants receive an in-depth examination of the Civil 3D Survey project and its database, and an understanding on how the survey portion of Civil 3D brings data security and multi-drawing point access to Civil 3D.


AutoCAD Civil 3D Field Work Applications - 1 Day

This course focuses on practical field applications for Civil 3D Survey, and the ability to easily produce accurate, intelligent drawings representing field conditions in 2D and 3D. The class examines management of both point data with attribute information and intelligent linework creation.


AutoCAD Civil 3D Pipe Networks - 1 Day

This class explores the pipe layout and drafting tools in AutoCAD Civil 3D, and their application in typical project applications for storm, sanitary and water distribution systems. This class provides insight into the development and use of prototyped pipe network settings, deployed through template drawings, that make required pipe elements available to all designers. The class then examines in detail the creation and editing of pipe network data, as well as Civil 3D pipe annotation capabilities and the ability to produce design deliverables.


Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Analysis - 2 Days typical

This training course will explain how to use the Autodesk® Storm and Sanitary Analysis (SSA) software that comes with AutoCAD® Civil 3D® and AutoCAD® Map 3D, and will concentrate on demonstrating how to apply the software to everyday stormwater and sanitary sewer projects. Tips and tricks on increasing overall proficiency and productivity are provided throughout the training. Upon completion of this course, participants will have a comprehensive knowledge of the Autodesk SSA software and will be able to create, maintain, run, and analyze stormwater and wastewater models with complete confidence.


AutoCAD Civil 3D Corridor Applications - 2 Days

This two-day class explores the applications of the AutoCAD Civil 3D corridor tools beyond the basics to more complicated applications.


AutoCAD Civil 3D Advanced Grading Applications - 2 Days typical

This course examines the application of the Civil 3D site grading tools to different project types based on preferences of the participants, including residential,commercial and landfill projects. 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.


Autodesk River Analysis - 2 Days typical

This training course will explain how to use the Autodesk River Analysis software, and will concentrate on demonstrating how to apply the software to everyday engineering projects. Tips and tricks on increasing overall proficiency and productivity are provided throughout the training. Upon completion of this course, participants will have a comprehensive knowledge of the Autodesk River Analysis software and will be able to create, maintain, run, and analyze HEC-RAS river hydraulic models with complete confidence.


HEC-RAS River Hydraulics Modeling - 2 Days typical

Designed for both the beginner and experienced hydraulic engineer, who wishes to learn how to use the newest version of HEC-RAS to perform river hydraulic modeling, this course teaches the fundamentals of HEC-RAS hydraulic modeling and provides “hands-on” experience. Participants will learn by doing, and the lectures and lab sessions will demonstrate how to use the software in “real world” engineering applications.


HEC-RAS Unsteady Flow & Water Quality River Hydraulics Modeling- 1 Day

This training course, beginning with an introduction to using the unsteady flow component of HEC-RAS, addresses unsteady flow theory, steps for developing an unsteady flow simulation, and procedures for creating a stable and calibrated model. Techniques on modeling bridges, dams, spillways, and other storage areas in the unsteady flow environment are provided along with an introduction to river water quality analysis modeling. Participants will receive “hands-on” modeler experience by using the HEC-RAS software on their own computers.



Classes for Map 3D, Map and Raster Design:

AutoCAD Map 3D Essentials - 2 Days

This course explores the capabilities of AutoCAD Map, either as a component of AutoCAD Civil 3D or as the separate product, AutoCAD Map 3D. The class serves as an introduction to Map for those interested in its use as a complete GIS toolset, those using Map in conjunction with Esri products for GIS applications, or those in the Civil Engineering, Surveying and Land Planning industries who wish to explore the Map capabilities in their AutoCAD products.


AutoCAD Map 3D Intermediate - 2 Days

This class continues the examination of the features in AutoCAD Map 3D, with additional emphasis on their applications in GIS. Much of the material covered in this class is common to both Map 3D and the map component of Civil 3D; the exception is certain survey and coordinate geometry tools that differ between the two programs. Owners of either Map 3D or Civil 3D will benefit from this course, and direction for operators of either program will be provided.


Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Analysis - 2 Days typical

This training course will explain how to use the Autodesk SSA software that comes with AutoCAD Civil 3D and AutoCAD Map 3D, and will concentrate on demonstrating how to apply the software to everyday stormwater and sanitary sewer projects. Tips and tricks on increasing overall proficiency and productivity are provided throughout the training. Upon completion of this course, participants will have a comprehensive knowledge of the Autodesk SSA software and will be able to create, maintain, run, and analyze stormwater and wastewater models with complete confidence.


Raster Design in AEC Applications - 1 Day

The class examines the AutoCAD® Raster Design tools for managing and editing raster data used in AEC design, analysis and presentation drawings.



Classes for AutoCAD Land Desktop and Civil Design:

Land Desktop Fundamentals - 2 Days

This course explores the capabilities in AutoCAD® Civil 3D Land Desktop Companion for Civil Designers, Engineers, Surveyors and Planners. The class introduces the Land Desktop Civil project, and provides an in-depth examination of tools for point management, including point groups and the organization of points in the drawing using Description Keys.


Land Desktop Civil Design Fundamentals - 2 Days

This course provides an introduction to the tools in AutoCAD Civil 3D Land Desktop Companion Civil Design. The class examines in detail the grading, profile and cross section capabilities in site design, road and corridor applications.



Classes for Architecture:

AutoCAD Architecture - Fundamentals- 3 Days

AutoCAD Architecture Fundamentals focuses on the design development and construction documentation features of AutoCAD Architecture and provides a basic understanding of placement and basic modification of AEC content.


AutoCAD Architecture - Advanced - 3 Days

AutoCAD Architecture Advanced focuses on maximizing productivity through the use and understanding of several more advanced features for greater control over the program and provides a better understanding of complexities of the software to allow for customization of AEC content.


Autodesk Revit Architecture Fundamentals - 4 Days

Autodesk Revit Architecture Fundamentals provides a basic understanding of the software interface, placement and basic modification of AEC content required to complete construction documentation.



Classes on Workplace Ethics:

Ethics in the Workplace

In today's working environment, more than ever, measures need to be in place to ensure that employees act appropriately and make wise decisions. This class will teach individuals to think, reason and act in responsible relation to others and examine why we need ethics in the workplace, what shapes our behaviors, how to identify ethical situations and handle ethical dilemmas, and will provide steps to turn the workplace into an ethical environment.



Lecture-Style Courses (Not Hands-On)

Civil 3D Short Courses:

Civil 3D Short Courses serve as an effective introduction to AutoCAD Civil 3D in short, easy to assimilate, one-to-four hour sessions.

Each Civil 3D Short Course focuses on a particular task within Civil 3D, from navigating the interface, creating and managing Surface, Point, Alignment and other data, through Project Management and on to more advanced topics, such as Creating Corridors and Site Grading.

AutoCAD Civil 3D Surface Modeling for Existing Conditions I - Aerial Data - 1.0-Hour Workshop

This class examines the creation of Surfaces, or Digital Terrain Models, used by AutoCAD Civil 3D as the basis for profiles, sections, volumes and grading. The class also serves as a further examination of Civil 3D fundamentals as related to Styles and Settings.


AutoCAD Civil 3D Surface Modeling for Existing Conditions II - Point and Breakline Data - 1.0-Hour Workshop

This class continues the examination of existing conditions Surfaces for AutoCAD Civil 3D begun in the previous class, applying the Civil 3D Surface methodology to working with point and breakline data as supplied from a survey.


AutoCAD Civil 3D Survey Essentials - 4.0-Hour Workshop

This class, offered at select survey conferences, provides a thorough introduction to the survey functionality provided within AutoCAD® Civil 3D®. The course examines how Civil 3D manages point data in the drawing and controls point organization, display and labeling. The course also examines how Civil 3D Survey processes data obtained in the field, transferring data into a Civil 3D Survey project and database, and from there into the drawing.


AutoCAD Civil 3D Survey Migration for Land Desktop Users - 1.0-Hour Workshop

This class serves as a primer for surveyors transitioning from AutoCAD® Land Desktop to AutoCAD® Civil 3D® Survey. The organization and operation of Civil 3D Survey is considerably different from what was in Land Desktop, and this class focuses on strategies for moving data between the products with a minimum of difficulties.


AutoCAD Civil 3D Survey Networks – Editing and Traverse Analysis - 1.0-Hour Workshop

AutoCAD® Civil 3D® Survey utilizes a network-based organization for capturing survey observation and coordinate data. This class explores Civil 3D Survey networks and how they provide relationships and connectivity to survey data.


AutoCAD Civil 3D Survey Project Management and Data Import - Concepts and Strategies - 1.0-Hour Workshop

This class examines three project management tools in Civil 3D: the Survey Point Database, which can be implemented independent of the other tools, and true project management through Civil Data Shortcuts and Autodesk® Vault.


Field-to-Finish in Civil 3D with SmartDraft PConnect - 1.0-Hour Workshop

This session explores the use of SmartDraft® PConnect with AutoCAD® Civil 3D® to provide an easy-to-use system for field-generated symbols, linework and breaklines.


From Data Capture to Topo - Techniques & Best Practices for DTM - 4.0-Hour Workshop

This class examines techniques using a variety of methods for field collection of data for digital terrain modeling (DTM). Covering methods to include conventional surveying, scanning and close-in photogrammetry, this session uses real project examples to explore the production of accurate terrain models with the greatest efficiency possible in the field.


GIS / CAD Project Workflow - 4.0-Hour Workshop

The goal of this seminar will be to demonstrate a successful workflow through a typical project utilizing both AutoCAD® and ArcGIS® technologies and focuses on realistic applications of GIS solutions most surveyors and engineers already own, or are readily available at nominal cost.


GIS for Land Surveyors – Concepts, Solutions and Applications - 4.0-Hour Workshop

This class, offered at select survey conferences, explores the basics of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and how this maturing technology can be leveraged by land surveyors. Using both ArcGIS® from ESRI® and AutoCAD® Map 3D or AutoCAD® Civil 3D® from Autodesk®, the class shows how surveyors can integrate GIS solutions and opportunities, often without the need for additional software.


GIS / Mapping Applications with AutoCAD Map - 1.0-Hour Workshop

The AutoCAD® Map functionality within AutoCAD® Civil 3D®, Autodesk® Land Desktop and Map 3D provides a very powerful and underutilized solution for Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This class explores how surveyors can utilize the GIS components of the Autodesk® products to capture GIS data and new opportunities, without investment in new software.


Terrain Modeling, Contouring and Analysis in AutoCAD Civil 3D - 4.0-Hour Workshop

This class, offered at select survey conferences, examines the creation of Digital Terrain Models, or Surfaces, in AutoCAD® Civil 3D®, with an emphasis on producing highly-accurate models as efficiently as possible from survey data.


Using AutoCAD Civil 3D Survey – Controlling Point Display - 1.0-Hour Workshop

Points provide the basic interface for representing surveyed existing conditions in AutoCAD® Civil 3D®. This class, presented at select Survey Conferences and local Survey Association Chapter meetings, explores the nature of the Civil 3D Point: its creation, display, organization and editing.


Working with Points in AutoCAD Civil 3D - 4.0-Hour Workshop

Points provide the basic interface for representing surveyed existing conditions in AutoCAD Civil 3D, and Points are also an essential, but underutilized, tool for use in design and grading.  This class explores the nature of the Civil 3D Point: its creation, display, organization and editing.

 

 

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