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Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016: Autodesk Official Press

Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016: Autodesk Official Press

Cyndy Davenport, Ishka Voiculescu

ISBN: 978-1-119-05973-8

Sep 2015

1128 pages

$51.99

Description

Utilize AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 for a real-world workflow with these expert tricks and tips

Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 is a complete, detailed reference and tutorial for Autodesk's extremely popular and robust civil engineering software. With straightforward explanations, real-world examples, and practical tutorials, this invaluable guide walks you through everything you need to know to be productive. The focus is on real-world applications in professional environments, with all datasets available for download, and thorough coverage helps you prepare for the AutoCAD Civil 3D certification exam with over an hour's worth of video on crucial tips and techniques. You'll learn how to navigate the software and use essential tools, and how to put it all together in the context of a real-world project. In-depth discussion covers surveying, alignments, surface, grading, cross sections and more, and instructor support materials provide an ideal resource for training and education.

This book will take you from beginner to pro, so you can get the most out of AutoCAD Civil 3D every step of the way.

  • Understand key concepts and get acquainted with the interface
  • Create, edit, and display all elements of a project
  • Learn everything you need to know for the certification exam
  • Download the datasets and start designing right away

With expert insight, tips, and techniques, Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 helps you become productive from the very beginning.

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Introduction xxiii

Chapter 1 • The Basics 1

The Interface 1

Toolspace 6

Panorama 34

Contextual Ribbon Tab  35

Civil 3D Templates   36

Starting New Projects   37

Importing Styles  40

Command Settings 43

Creating Lines 45

COGO Line Commands 46

Direction-Based Line Commands   48

Re-Creating a Deed Using Line Tools 54

Creating Curves     55

Standard Curves  56

Best-Fit Entities   62

Attaching Multiple Entities     65

Adding Line and Curve Labels 65

Using Transparent Commands    66

Standard Transparent Commands  67

Matching Transparent Commands  68

The Bottom Line    70

Chapter 2 • Survey   73

Setting Up the Databases   73

Survey Database Defaults 74

The Equipment Databas e77

The Figure Prefix Database     78

The Linework Code Set Database   80

Configuring Description Keys for Point Import  82

Creating a Description Key Set 84

Creating Description Keys     85

Activating a Description Key Set 88

Understanding the Survey Database   90

Working with Survey Networks 98

Other Methods of Manipulating Survey Data 104

Other Survey Features    108

The Astronomic Direction Calculator 108

The Geodetic Calculator 108

The Mapcheck Report  109

The Coordinate Geometry Editor  110

Using Inquiry Commands 114

The Bottom Line   117

Chapter 3 • Points  119

Anatomy of a Point 119

COGO Points vs Survey Points 120

Creating Basic Points 121

Point Settings   121

Importing Points from a Text File  125

Converting Points from Non–Civil 3D Sources    128

A Closer Look at the Create Points Toolbar  133

Basic Point Editing  141

Graphic Point Edits    141

Panorama and Prospector Point Edits 142

Point Groups: Don’t Skip This Section! 143

Changing Point Elevations    148

Point Tables 150

User-Defined Properties   151

The Bottom Line   155

Chapter 4 • Surfaces 157

Understanding Surface Basics    157

Creating Surfaces   159

Creating a Surface with Point Groups 161

Adding Breaklines     162

Adding Boundaries    166

Additional Surface Creation Methods 173

Surface from LandXML Files  173

Surface from DEM Files 176

Surface from GIS Data  180

Surfaces from Polylines 184

Refining and Editing Surfaces    187

Surface Properties     188

Manual Surface Edits   195

Surface Analysis    204

Elevation Banding     204

Slopes and Slope Arrows     209

Visibility Checker 211

Comparing Surfaces 213

TIN Volume Surface    213

Labeling the Surface 218

Contour Labeling 218

Additional Surface Label Types 220

Point Cloud Surfaces 223

Importing a Point Cloud 224

Working with Point Clouds   227

Creating a Point Cloud Surface 227

The Bottom Line   229

Chapter 5 • Parcels 231

Introduction to Sites 231

Think Outside of the Lot 231

Creating a New Site    238

Creating a Boundary Parcel 240

Using Parcel Creation Tools   242

Creating a Right-of-Way Parcel 245

Adding a Cul-de-Sac Parcel   247

Creating Subdivision Lot Parcels Using Precise Sizing Tools 250

Attached Parcel Segments     250

Parcel Sizing Settings   251

Parcel Sizing Tools     252

Editing Parcels by Deleting Parcel Segments   263

Best Practices for Parcel Creation 265

Forming Parcels from Segments   265

Parcels Reacting to Site Objects 266

Constructing Parcel Segments with the Appropriate Vertices 271

Labeling Parcel Areas     273

Labeling Parcel Segments  277

Labeling Multiple-Parcel Segments 278

Labeling Spanning Segments  280

Adding Curve Tags to Prepare for Table Creation  282

Creating a Table for Parcel Segments 284

The Bottom Line   286

Chapter 6 • Alignments 287

Alignment Concepts287

Alignments and Sites   287

Alignment Entities     287

Creating an Alignment    289 

Creating from a Line, Arc, or Polyline 290

Creating by Layout     296

Best-Fit Alignments    302

Reverse and Compound Curve Creation    307

Creating with Design Constraints and Check Sets  309

Editing Alignment Geometry    313

Grip Editing    314

Tabular Design  315

Component-Level Editing     317

Understanding Alignment Constraints     318

Changing Alignment Components 322

Alignments as Objects    323

Alignment Properties  324

The Right Station 327

Assigning Design Speeds     330

Labeling Alignments   332

Alignment Tables 336

The Bottom Line   339

Chapter 7 • Profiles and Profile Views   341

The Elevation Element    341

Surface Sampling 342

Layout Profi les  351

The Best-Fit Profile     363

Creating a Profile from a File  364

Editing Profiles   366

Grip-Editing Profiles   366

Editing Profiles Using Profile Layout Parameters   367

Editing Profiles Using Profile Grid View    369

Component-Level Editing    370

Other Profile Edits     372

Profile Views 375

Creating Profile Views during Sampling    376

Creating Profile Views Manually  376

Splitting Views  377

Editing Profile Views   386

Profile View Properties 386

Profile View Labeling Styles   399

Profile Labels 400

Applying Labels 401

Using Profile Label Sets 403

Profile Utilities     404

Superimposing Profiles 404

Projecting Objects in Profile View  405

Creating a Quick Profile 408

The Bottom Line   409

Chapter 8 • Assemblies and Subassemblies     411

Subassemblies     411

The Tool Palettes 411

The Corridor Modeling Catalogs   413

Adding Subassemblies to a Tool Palette     413

Building Assemblies 414

Creating a Typical Road Assembly 415

Subassembly Components    423

Jumping into Help     424

Commonly Used Subassemblies   426

Editing an Assembly   429

Creating Assemblies for Non-road Uses    432

Specialized Subassemblies 437

Using Generic Links   438

Daylighting with Generic Links   441

Working with Daylight Subassemblies 442

Advanced Assemblies     448

Offset Assemblies 448

Marked Points Used with Partner Subassemblies  448

Organizing Your Assemblies     450

Storing a Customized Subassembly on a Tool Palette     450

Storing a Completed Assembly on a Tool Palette   452

The Bottom Line   453

Chapter 9 • Basic Corridors 455

Understanding Corridors  455

Recognizing Corridor Components 456

Working with Corridor Feature Lines 470

Understanding Targets    476

Using Target Alignments and Profiles 476

Editing Sections    483

Creating a Corridor Surface 486

The Corridor Surface   486

Corridor Surface Creation Fundamentals   487

Adding a Surface Boundary   491

Performing a Volume Calculation 497

Building Nonroad Corridors     498

The Bottom Line   502

Chapter 10 • Advanced Corridors, Intersections, and Roundabouts   505

Using Multiregion Baselines     505

Modeling a Cul-de-Sac    508

Using Multiple Baselines 508

Establishing EOP Design Profiles  510

Putting the Pieces Together   512

Troubleshooting Your Cul-de-Sac  516

Moving Up to Intersections 518

Using the Intersection Wizard 520

Creating Intersections Manually   532

Troubleshooting Your Intersection 539

Finishing Off Your Corridor   541

Using an Assembly Offset 543

Understanding Corridor Utilities 550

Using Corridor Utilities in Practice 551

Using a Feature Line as a Width and Elevation Target 554

Tackling Roundabouts: The Mount Everest of Corridors     561

Drainage First   561

Roundabout Alignments 562

Center Design   569

Profiles for All   570

Tie It All Together 571

Finishing Touches   572

The Bottom Line   575

Chapter 11 • Superelevation   577

Preparing for Superelevation   577

Critical Stations  577

Design Criteria Files   579

Ready Your Alignment 583

Super Assemblies 583

Applying Superelevation to the Design 589

Start with the Alignment   589

Transition Station Overlap    593

Calculating Cants for Rail 597

Preparing for Cants    597

Creating a Rail Assembly   598

Applying Cant to the Alignment   600

Superelevation and Cant Views  601

Using a Superelevation View to Edit Data   602

The Bottom Line   605

Chapter 12 • Cross Sections and Mass Haul    607

Section Workflow   607

Comparing Sample Lines and Frequency Lines    607

Creating Sample Lines  608

Editing the Swath Width of a Sample Line Group  612

Creating Section Views    615

Creating a Single-Section View 616

Creating Multiple Section Views   619

Section Views and Annotation Scale 621

Calculating and Reporting Volumes  626

Computing Materials   628

Creating a Volume Table in the Drawing    629

Adding Soil Factors to a Materials List 630

Generating a Volume Report  632

Adding Section View Final Touches   632

Adding Data with Sample More Sources    632

Adding Cross-Section Labels  633

Using Mass Haul Diagrams 636

Taking a Closer Look at the Mass Haul Diagram   636

Creating a Mass Haul Diagram 637

Editing a Mass Haul Diagram 639

The Bottom Line   640

Chapter 13 • Pipe Networks   643

Setting Up a Pipe Network 643

Understanding Parts List—Waste Water Systems  644

Planning a Typical Pipe Network  645

Using Part Rules 646

Putting Your Parts List Together   654

Creating a Waste Water Network 658

Establishing Pipe Network Parameters     659

Using the Network Layout Creation Tools   660

Creating a Storm Drainage Pipe Network from a Feature Line     669

Editing a Pipe Network   671

Changing Flow Direction   672

Editing Your Network in Plan View 673

Using the Pipe Network Vista Effectively   675

Editing Using the Pipe Networks Contextual Tab  676

Editing with the Network Layout Tools Toolbar    681

Creating an Alignment from Network Parts   684

Drawing Parts in Profile View   686

Editing Pipe Networks in Profile View Using Grips 688

Removing a Part from Profile View 690

Showing Pipes That Cross the Profile View  691

Adding Pipe Network Labels  693

Creating a Labeled Pipe Network Profile with Crossings  694

Using Pipe and Structure Labels   696

Creating an Interference Check   697

Creating Pipe Tables 700

Exploring the Table Creation Dialog 700

The Table Panel Tools   704

Setting and Using a Pressure Pipes Network  705

Pressure Network Parts List   705

Creating a Pressure Network  710

Using Design Checks   720

Understanding Part Builder722

Part Builder Orientation   724

Understanding the Organization of Part Builder   724

Exploring Part Families 727

Adding a Part Size Using Part Builder 728

Sharing a Custom Part  731

Adding an Arch Pipe to Your Part Catalog  731

The Bottom Line   732

Chapter 14 • Grading   735

Working with Grading Feature Lines 735

Accessing Grading Feature-Line Tools 735

Creating Grading Feature Lines   737

Editing Feature Line Information  743

Labeling Feature Lines 767

Grading Objects    768

Creating Gradings     769

Using Gradings for Interim Surfaces 775

Finishing Touches  778

The Bottom Line   782

Chapter 15 • Plan Production    785

Preparing for Plan Sets  785

Prerequisite Components   785

Using View Frames and Match Lines  786

The Create View Frames Wizard   787

Creating View Frames  795

Editing View Frames and Match Lines 797

Creating Plan and Profile Sheets  801

The Create Sheets Wizard  801

Managing Sheets 807

Creating Section Sheets   813

Creating Multiple Section Views   813

Creating Section Sheets 818

Drawing Templates 819

The Bottom Line   822

Chapter 16 • Advanced Workflows 825

Data Shortcuts    825

Getting Started  827

Setting a Working Folder and Data Shortcut Folder 827

Creating Data Shortcuts 830

Creating a Data Reference  832

Updating References   839

Sharing Data with a Non–Civil 3D World 849

Delivering DWG Formats     849

Using LandXML 851

The Bottom Line   853

Chapter 17 • Quantity Takeoffff   855

Employing Pay Item Files  855

Pay Item Favorites     856

Searching for Pay Items 859

Keeping Tabs on the Model 863

AutoCAD Objects as Pay Items 863

Pricing Your Corridor  865

Pipes and Structures as Pay Items  870

Highlighting Pay Items 876

Inventorying Your Pay Items     878

The Bottom Line   881

Chapter 18 • Label Styles 883

Label Styles 883

General Labels  883

Frequently Seen Tabs   884

General Note Labels    899

Point Label Styles 902

Line and Curve Labels    906

Single Segment Labels  906

Spanning Segment Labels     907

Curve Labels    908

Pipe and Structure Labels 911

Pipe Labels 911

Structure Labels 913

Profi le and Alignment Labels    917

Label Sets 917

Alignment Labels 918

Advanced Style Types     935

Table Styles     936

Code Set Styles  938

The Bottom Line   950

Chapter 19 • Object Styles 951

Getting Started with Object Styles 951

Frequently Seen Tabs   954

General Settings 957

Point and Marker Object Styles 958

Creating Linear Object Styles  962

Alignment Styles 964

Parcel Styles  966

Feature Line Styles   966

Creating Surface Styles  967

Contour Styles   968

Triangles and Points Surface Styles 972

Analysis Styles  975

Creating Pipe and Structure Styles 979

Pipe Styles 979

Structure Styles  986

Creating Profile View Styles  990

Profile View Bands   998

Creating Section View Styles  1001

Group Plot Styles   1003

The Bottom Line  1007

Appendix A •The Bottom Line 1009

Chapter 1: The Basics  1009

Chapter 2: Survey 1011

Chapter 3: Points  1014

Chapter 4: Surfaces 1017

Chapter 5: Parcels 1020

Chapter 6: Alignments   1023

Chapter 7: Profiles and Profile Views 1026

Chapter 8: Assemblies and Subassemblies    1030

Chapter 9: Basic Corridors 1031

Chapter 10: Advanced Corridors, Intersections, and Roundabouts   1034

Chapter 11: Superelevation 1035

Chapter 12: Cross Sections and Mass Haul  1038

Chapter 13: Pipe Networks 1040

Chapter 14: Grading   1043

Chapter 15: Plan Production  1046

Chapter 16: Advanced Workflows 1049

Chapter 17: Quantity Takeoff 1050

Chapter 18: Label Styles  1052

Chapter 19: Object Styles 1055

Appendix B • Certification 1059

Index 1063

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