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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 Essentials

ISBN: 978-1-118-01678-7
384 pages
June 2011, ©2011
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Learn AutoCAD Civil 3D essentials quickly and easily

The new Essentials series from Sybex helps you quickly learn and use Autodesk software. This beautiful, task-based, full-color Autodesk Official Training Guide thoroughly covers the fundamentals of Civil 3D and teaches everything readers need to design in a dynamic environment quickly and successfully. As readers design a residential subdivision, they'll learn how to import field-gathered survey data, design in 2D and 3D, add boundaries and pipe networks, design roads using alignments, profiles, and corridors, create construction documents, and much more.

The four-color Essentials book features real-world tutorials, downloadable before-and-after exercise files, and additional suggested exercises. In addition, this book is a recommended Certification Preparation study guide resource for the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 Associate and Professional exams.

  • Covers Civil 3D fundamentals, so you become quickly productive with the software
  • Prepares you for the AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Associate and Certified Professional exams
  • Uses straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises and tutorials to teach the software's core features and functions
  • Gives you the skills you'll need throughout a production pipeline, from design to construction, whether you're a beginner or a more experienced user brushing up on the basics

Get quickly up to speed on AutoCAD Civil 3D with AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials.

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1 Navigating the Civil 3D User Interface.

2 Leveraging a Dynamic Environment.

3 Establishing Existing Conditions Using Survey Data.

4 Modeling the Existing Terrain Using Surfaces.

5 Designing in 2D Using Alignments.

6 Displaying and Annotating Alignments.

7 Designing Vertically Using Profiles.

8 Displaying and Annotating Profiles.

9 Designing in 3D Using Corridors.

10 Creating Cross Sections of the Design.

11 Displaying and Annotating Cross Sections.

12 Designing and Analyzing Boundaries using Parcels.

13 Displaying and Annotating Parcels.

14 Designing and Analyzing Pipe Networks.

15 Displaying and Annotating Pipe Networks.

16 Designing New Terrain.

17 Analyzing, Displaying, and Annotating Surfaces.

18 From Design to Construction.

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Eric Chappell, E.I.T., is a Civil 3D consultant and award-winning instructor with more than 20 years of experience in the civil engineering field. He has been using (and training others to use) Civil 3D since its inception. Eric has very close ties to the software development team and Civil 3D community, has worked with Autodesk numerous times, and is a highly rated Autodesk University speaker.

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Do you think you've discovered an error in this book? Please check the list of errata below to see if we've already addressed the error. If not, please submit the error via our Errata Form. We will attempt to verify your error; if you're right, we will post a correction below.

ChapterPageDetailsDatePrint Run
7 119 Text correction
End of first paragraph: "Profile views can be further augmented with bands, which is something that will be covered a bit later in this chapter."
Augmenting profile views with bands is covered in Chapter 8.
5/13/11 1st
7 119 Text correction: Incorrect downloads folder identified as location of project file
In step 1., the reader is instructed to open the drawing named Profile View.dwg. That file is located in the Chapter 7 file in the downloads, not Chapter 6 as indicated in the instruction.
8/9/12
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