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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press

Eric Chappell

ISBN: 978-1-119-05975-2

May 2015

416 pages

$32.99

Description

Start designing today with this hands-on beginner's guide to AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Essentials gets you quickly up to speed with the features and functions of this industry-leading civil engineering software. This full-color guide features approachable, hands-on exercises and additional task-based tutorials that help you quickly become productive as you master the fundamental aspects of AutoCAD Civil 3D design. Each chapter opens with a quick discussion of concepts and learning goals, and then briskly moves into tutorial mode with screen shots that illustrate each step of the process. The emphasis is on skills rather than tools, and the clear delineation between "why" and "how" makes this guide ideal for quick reference. The companion website provides starting and ending files for each exercise, so you can jump in at any point and compare your work with the pros. Centered around the real-world task of designing a residential subdivision, these exercises get you up to speed with the program's functionality, while also providing the only Autodesk-endorsed preparation for the AutoCAD Civil 3D certification exam.

  • Master the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 interface and basic tasks
  • Model terrain using imported field survey data
  • Analyze boundaries, pipe networks, surfaces, and terrain
  • Estimate quantities and create construction documentation

If you're ready to acquire this must-have skillset, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Essentials will get you up to speed quickly and easily.

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Introduction xii

Chapter 1 Navigating the User Interface 1

Getting to Know the Civil 3D User Interface 2

Working with the Application Menu 3

Working with the Ribbon 5

Working with the Toolspace 8

Using the Drawing Area 11

Using the Command Line 12

Using Panorama 12

Using the Transparent Commands Toolbar 13

Using the Inquiry Tool 14

Chapter 2 Leveraging a Dynamic Environment 17

Connecting Objects and Styles 18

Connecting Labels and Label Styles 23

Connecting Objects to Objects 27

Connecting Objects to Labels 29

Appreciating the Richness of the 3-D Model 31

Sharing Data in a Dynamic Environment 33

Chapter 3 Establishing Existing Conditions Using Survey Data 37

What Is Survey Data? 38

Creating a Survey Database 39

Importing Survey Data 41

Automating Field-to-Finish 45

Editing Survey Points 57

Editing Survey Figures 59

Creating Additional Points 61

Chapter 4 Modeling the Existing Terrain Using Sur faces 65

Understanding Surfaces 66

Creating a Surface from Survey Data 67

Using Breaklines to Improve Surface Accuracy . 71

Editing Surfaces 77

Displaying and Analyzing Surfaces 82

Annotating Surfaces 87

Chapter 5 Designing in 2-D Using Alignments 91

Understanding Alignments 92

Creating Alignments from Objects 92

Creating Alignments Using the Alignment Creation Tools 95

Editing Alignments 99

Applying Design Criteria Files and Check Sets 107

Chapter 6 Displaying and Annotating Alignments 113

Using Alignment Styles 114

Applying Alignment Labels and Label Sets 116

Creating Station/Offset Labels 121

Creating Segment Labels 123

Using Tag Labels and Tables 126

Chapter 7 Designing Vertically Using Profiles 131

Creating Surface Profiles 132

Displaying Profiles in Profile Views 133

Creating Design Profiles 134

Editing Profiles 136

Using Design Check Sets and Criteria Files 144

Chapter 8 Displaying and Annotating Profiles 149

Applying Profile Styles 150

Applying Profile View Styles 152

Applying Profile View Bands 154

Applying Profile Labels 157

Creating and Applying Profile Label Sets 159

Creating Profile View Labels 160

Projecting Objects to Profile Views 164

Chapter 9 Designing in 3D Using Corridors 169

Understanding Corridors 170

Creating an Assembly 173

Creating a Corridor 175

Applying Corridor Targets 176

Creating Corridor Surfaces 185

Chapter 10 Creating Cross Sections of the Design 191

Using the Section Editor 192

Creating Sample Lines 195

Creating Section Views 198

Sampling More Sources 202

Chapter 11 Displaying and Annotating Sections 207

Applying Section Styles 208

Applying Section Labels 210

Controlling Corridor Section Display with Code Set Styles 213

Applying Labels with Code Set Styles 215

Applying Section View Styles 217

Applying Section View Bands 220

Applying Group Plot Styles 223

Creating Section View Labels 225

Chapter 12 Designing and Analyzing Boundaries Using Parcels 229

Understanding Parcels 230

Creating Parcels from Objects 232

Creating Parcels by Layout 235

Editing Parcels 246

Chapter 13 Displaying and Annotating Parcels 253

Applying Parcel Styles 254

Applying Parcel Area Labels 258

Creating Parcel Segment Labels 261

Editing Parcel Segment Labels 264

Creating Parcel Tables 267

Chapter 14 Designing Gravity Pipe Networks 273

Understanding Gravity Pipe Networks 273

Creating Gravity Pipe Networks 277

Editing Gravity Pipe Networks 285

Chapter 15 Designing Pressure Pipe Networks 297

Understanding Pressure Pipe Networks 297

Creating Pressure Pipe Networks 300

Editing Pressure Pipe Networks 305

Chapter 16 Displaying and Annotating Pipe Networks 317

Displaying Pipe Networks Using Styles 318

Annotating Pipe Networks in Plan View 325

Annotating Pipe Networks in Profile View 331

Creating Pipe Network Tables 335

Chapter 17 Designing New Terrain 339

Understanding Grading 340

Understanding Feature Lines 341

Creating Feature Lines 342

Editing Feature Lines 344

Understanding Grading Objects 352

Creating Grading Objects 355

Editing Grading Objects 358

Chapter 18 Analyzing, Displaying, and Annotating Surfaces 361

Combining Design Surfaces 362

Analyzing Design Surfaces 368

Calculating Earthwork Volumes 376

Labeling Design Surfaces 380

Appendix AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Certification 385

Index 389

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