Course curriculum

  • 1

    INTRODUCTION

  • 2
  • 3

    Civil 3D Styles

    • Introduction

    • Creating Templates

    • Creating Label Styles

    • Description Keys

    • Styles and Templates Quiz

  • 4

    SURVEYING

  • 5

    SURFACES

    • Introduction

    • Creating and defining surfaces by point groups

    • Defining a surface from breaklines

    • Defining a surface Boundary

    • Defining a surface by Edits

    • Defining a surface from Contours

    • Surface Properties

    • Analysis by Water Drop Path

    • Volume Surfaces (Cut and Fill)

    • Surface Styles

    • Surface Quiz

  • 6

    PARCELS

    • Introduction

    • Parcel from Objects

    • Parcel Creation Tools

    • Parcel Creation Tools - Free Form

    • Parcel Adjustment

    • Parcel Creation Tools Cul-de-sac

    • Parcel renumbering

    • Parcel Styles

    • Parcel Tables

    • Parcel Quiz

  • 7

    ALIGNMENTS

    • Introduction to Alignments

    • Alignment from objects

    • Alignment by Layout

    • Alignment Labels

  • 8

    PROFILES

    • Introduction to Profiles

    • Profile from Surface

    • Profile By Layout

    • Profile Styles and Labels

  • 9

    CORRIDORS

    • Introduction

    • Cross-section or Assembly

    • Corridor Creation

    • Corridor Baselines

    • Corridor Frequencies

    • Corridor targets

    • Splitting a corridor

    • Creating a corridor Surface

    • Corridor Quiz

  • 10

    PIPE NETWORKS

    • Introduction

    • Laying out a Storm Sewer network

    • Pipe Rules

    • Pipe Parts List

    • Creating a Network by Objects

    • Creating a Network by Creation Tools

    • Projecting Pipes in Profiles

    • Pipe Quiz

  • 11

    SECTIONS

    • Introduction

    • Creating sample lines

    • Creating Cross Sections

    • Sections view group properties

    • Bands

    • Section Quiz

  • 12

    VOLUMES

    • Introduction

    • Material list

    • Material Tables

Course Features

  • Lectures: 91

  • Quizzes: 36

  • Duration: 6 Clock-Hours

  • Skill level: All levels

  • Certificate: Yes

Overview of the Civil 3D Essentials Course

In this Online Civil 3D training course, participants will learn and apply the tools offered by Civil 3D, the civil engineering version of AutoCAD.  Civil 3D provides users with the necessary tools to carry out a civil engineering project, from the field data collection to the final design.

The course includes a series of step-by-step tutorials, with clear and concise explanations. Participants will be able to understand the reason behind every design step.

In general, a user can complete the Civil 3D Essentials course within an average of 30 to 40 hours.

GET A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

At the end of each chapter, Infratech offers optional quizzes in order to evaluate the users learning progress. The certificate will include the name of the participant, the course and date of completion. Participants will need to get a minimum percentage of 70 for each chapter. Certificates can be downloaded directly from the user account for each completed course.

TARGET USERS

This course, entitled “AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials” is for all levels of users. The course is purposefully designed to be a hands-on duplication of the real-life experience of the authors. So, this will allow first-time users to save significant time in the inherent trial and error process of learning new design software. On the other hand, more advanced users can reinforce their capabilities. At the same time, they can compare their design practices and processes to the methods used by the designers of this course.

Infratech Civil uses a “To The Point” approach to tackle the subject at hand. In particular, Infratech uses a solid instructional experience and a cutting edge presentation technique.  With this approach, we can highlight the most important points of the course.

Finally, to supplement this course, Infratech Civil also offers advanced and specialized modules such as Advanced Surveying, Advanced Storm and Sanitary Design and Advanced Roadway Design.

CIVIL 3D TRAINING MANUAL

The course material includes the Civil 3D Essentials course printable eBook and a complete set of practice files. In addition, the course is continually updated to include the latest software versions, new workflows, news, and more.

Participants can obtain a completion certificate for PDH (Professional Development Hours) purposes. However, they need to complete an evaluation test, with a 70% passing grade.

The certification test can be taken online, as many times as needed, as long as the user account is active.

CIVIL 3D vs AUTOCAD

AutoCAD is Autodesk‘s flagship software for computer-aided drafting and design (CADD).  Professionals in engineering, architecture, construction, and surveying use CADD extensively. Indeed, CADD allows them to efficiently create electronic drawings, plans, calculations, and illustrations.

Civil 3D is the AutoCAD vertical product for the civil engineering industry.

HOW TO GET CIVIL 3D

To get the AutoCAD Civil 3D software Autodesk offers several options.

The easiest way to obtain the software for the Civil 3D course is to contact an Autodesk Partner like Infratech Civil.

A second option is to directly purchase a subscription through the Autodesk Subscription Centre.  Once there, you have to subscribe on a monthly or annual term. A monthly subscription is a great option for people sporadic needs. For more stable users the three-year subscription option is probably a better option.

A third option if available to qualified students. They can request an educational version of the software. While the free student version comes as a full fledge version they should be aware that every drawing opened with a student version of the software will print with an AutoDesk watermark.

Finally, another great option is to download a free Civil 3D 30-day trial version. This is a great option for people not familiar with the software and wishes to try it out. The free Civil 3D download is also a great option for people taking this Civil 3D course.

Thanks for your Course Reviews

Best Civil 3D Course

Kevin McNeal

This is by far the best civil 3D Course I've seen online. Professional and well-organized course. The only quibble I have is I wish it's in 2020 version. I feel very comfortable now using Civil 3D in our office. Looking forward to the advanced...

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This is by far the best civil 3D Course I've seen online. Professional and well-organized course. The only quibble I have is I wish it's in 2020 version. I feel very comfortable now using Civil 3D in our office. Looking forward to the advanced level courses

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So far OKay

Christine Mayo

The explanation was good and the presentation was excellent. However, it would be better if the course can be simplified and divided into survey, surface design, and other separate courses. Overall it is an great course.

The explanation was good and the presentation was excellent. However, it would be better if the course can be simplified and divided into survey, surface design, and other separate courses. Overall it is an great course.

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Insightful Training

Ibrahim Camara

I was interested in using Civil 3D for surveying. This online course gave me a pretty good idea of every we can achieve with Civil 3D. Thank you. Ibrahim Camara ILC Surveys

I was interested in using Civil 3D for surveying. This online course gave me a pretty good idea of every we can achieve with Civil 3D. Thank you. Ibrahim Camara ILC Surveys

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Thorough course

Fouad E.

Overall, the course is fairly thorough. As a more experienced user, I would have preferred to hear more on best practices, new functionalities of the new versions, vs older ones, etc. However, I think it fits the needs for the targeted audience.

Overall, the course is fairly thorough. As a more experienced user, I would have preferred to hear more on best practices, new functionalities of the new versions, vs older ones, etc. However, I think it fits the needs for the targeted audience.

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Great course

Patrick Butler

Very interesting and easy to understand. Since I already have some experience, was good to see how to design using different methods. Definitely further my knowledge even more. Can't wait to take more advanced courses. Thank you!

Very interesting and easy to understand. Since I already have some experience, was good to see how to design using different methods. Definitely further my knowledge even more. Can't wait to take more advanced courses. Thank you!

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Easy Course

Steve Pouliot

This course was very easy to follow. As someone who is beginning with Civil 3D, albeit a long-time AutoCAD user I was able to complete the course without any problem. Design my passion and this course was great in helping. 100% worth doing th...

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This course was very easy to follow. As someone who is beginning with Civil 3D, albeit a long-time AutoCAD user I was able to complete the course without any problem. Design my passion and this course was great in helping. 100% worth doing the time and investment.

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