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Building a Road using Civil 3D [Video]

Seth Cohen

Learn Civil 3D in a practical way, by designing realistic road networks
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Video Details

ISBN 139781783550074
Course Length

2 hours 22 minutes

About This Video

  • Design a road in Civil 3D using alignments, profiles, and corridors
  • Explore how you can automate tasks using Civil 3D’s dynamic modeling system
  • Based on a real-world project on building roads so that you get a complete understanding of using Civil 3D objects in your own projects

Who This Video Is For

If you are a civil engineer or infrastructure professional with an interest in building a road with Civil 3D, this course is perfect for you. A basic understanding of using AutoCAD is expected.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Civil 3D and Its Interface
What Is Civil 3D?
What You Should Expect from This Course
Working with the Dataset for This Course
The Civil 3D Workspace
Civil 3D Settings and Styles
Working with Surfaces
Surfaces Overview
Adding Data to a Surface
Surface Properties
Editing Surfaces
Surface Labels
Creating Alignments
Alignment Overview
Alignment – Element Constraints
Creating Alignments – The PI Method
Creating Alignments – The Fixed, Floating, and Free Methods
Alignment Properties
Alignment Reporting
Alignment Labels and Tables
Creating Profiles
Profile Overview
Surface Profiles and Profile Views
Design Profiles
Editing Profiles
Profile and Profile View Labeling
Profile Reporting
Assemblies and Subassemblies
Assembly and Subassembly Overview
Creating Assemblies for Corridor Modeling
Modifying Assemblies
Copying Assemblies to a Tool Palette
Corridors
Corridor Overview
Creating a Corridor
Target Mapping
Corridor Properties
Corridor Surfaces
Reviewing and Editing Corridor Sections
An Overview of Intersections
Creating Intersections
Reviewing and Editing Intersections
Pipe Networks
Pipe Networks Overview
Configuring Pipe Networks
Laying Out a Pipe Network
Editing Pipe Networks
Interference Checking with Pipe Networks
Finale

What You Will Learn

  • Examine the Civil 3D interface and its components to effectively use the settings and style system
  • Create surfaces from survey data and standard AutoCAD objects
  • Edit the surface properties and add surface labels such as spot elevations, slope labels, and contour labels
  • Design and edit alignments and use additional labeling tools such as station offset, tangent, and curve labels
  • Make a surface profile which is dynamically linked to the existing ground
  • Build assemblies and subassemblies which are the building blocks for a corridor model
  • Construct a corridor model and analyze its anatomy
  • Plan an intersection and use different ways to review and edit the intersection corridor model
  • Lay out pipe networks and run an interference check with other pipe networks in your project

In Detail

Designing roads is a complex engineering process, and Civil 3D is a powerful tool that aids you in this process. Civil 3D comes with a dynamic modelling system that combines a variety of its easy-to-use tools to automate tasks and generate all the necessary components needed to design and build a road.

This course starts off with an overview of the interface of Civil 3D, showing you how Civil 3D applies settings and styles to automate object placement. Building on this knowledge, you will learn to create and edit surfaces, alignments, and profiles. Once you have the core components to roadway modeling ready, you will discover how to create assemblies and subassemblies which are the building blocks of your corridor. You will then build your corridor model, and learn how to use the intersection design wizard to create a complete road.

Finally, you will learn how to lay out and edit a pipe network. By the end of this course, you will be able to apply what you've learnt to create all Civil 3D objects necessary to build a road.

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