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Intermediate Civil 3D: Surveying and Mapping

$495.00
30 Clock Hours 18 Days

Online Dates

Grading Option

PREREQUISITES AND GRADING OPTION

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Overview

In this Civil 3D course, you will become familiar with the surveying and mapping elements and commands in the Civil 3D environment. Students will learn about survey and COGO points, point marker and label styles, point groups, linework code sets, figure prefix databases, survey imports, parcels, sites, parcel labels, TIN surfaces, surface labels, and surface analysis.

Your instructor is a licensed Civil Engineer, works with Civil 3D on a daily basis and is also an Autodesk Certified Instructor.

VDCI encourages a strong online engagement between you, your instructor and your classmates. You will participate in group discussion forums, connect with your instructor and message your classmates.

This intermediate level course is intended for professional designers, engineers, contractors, and others seeking professional advancement or to improve their employment opportunities. The prerequisites for this course are CAD 101 and CAD 201, or equivalent experience.

You will be provided source Civil 3D files, which you will use to start your project, as well as videos which will guide you through the learning process. There will be quizzes relating to your coursework as well as discussion forums in which you will be participating. There will also be regular progress submissions of the work you complete and 1:1 time with your instructor.

Please look at the "Topics" section to see the specific topics covered in the course.


What is Civil 3D and How do Civil 3D and BIM work together?


Learning Objectives

  • Create, label, and modify points, then organize points into point groups
  • Prepare civil 3D description key sets, linework code sets, and figure prefix databases
  • Perform a survey import
  • Create and subdivide parcels
  • Modify parcel display styles and label parcels areas and segments
  • Create parcel tables
  • Create a TIN surface
  • Add and edit surface definitions
  • Label a surface
  • Perform a surface analysis

AutoDesk Certification Objectives

POINTS

  • Create points using different point creation methods
  • Modify point appearance and properties
  • Create and use Point Groups to control point display

SURFACES

  • Identify key characteristics of surfaces
  • Identify TIN surfaces and volume surfaces
  • Create and edit TIN surfaces and volume surfaces
  • Create surface labels
  • Identify examples of surface analysis.

PARCELS

  • Understand the Civil 3D surveying tools
  • Create a parcel
  • Create and modify parcel styles and annotations

SURVEY

  • Understand the Civil 3D surveying tools

Prerequisites

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

  • Fundamental working knowledge of the Windows environment.
  • At least 1 year of AutoCAD drafting experience or equivalent AutoCAD training (CAD101 and CAD 201).

COURSE POLICIES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

  • Competency in reading and writing English
  • All course training is in English. That includes oral, written, media-based and other administrative communication.

Free Access to the Software

While you are a student at VDCI, you will be provided free access to the software needed to participate in your course. Throughout your studies at VDCI, it is very important that you have access to good-quality Internet bandwidth with a download speed of 10 Mbps.

Materials

Software (Required)

  • Civil 3D

Textbook (Recommended)

Can I work at my own pace?

Yes. You can work at your own pace. Each course is 18 days long. You will have two weeks and three weekends to complete the course. There are set deliverable schedules which are addressed in the course syllabus.

Downloads

Syllabus

Free Access to the Software

While you are a student at VDCI, you will be provided free access to the software needed to participate in your course. The software provided will either be downloaded directly onto your machine or you will access the software on one of our Virtual Servers. Throughout your studies at VDCI, it is very important that you have access to good-quality Internet bandwidth. It is also very important, if you are accessing our Virtual Servers, that you pay special attention to the MP4 and PDF guidance provided regarding saving your project files (datasets) onto your local machine.

Discussion Forums

There are two discussion forums for the course, the Student Forum and the Graded Forum.

The Student Forum is for you to interact with your fellow classmates, to discuss issues you are having, and get to know one other much like you would in a classroom environment.

The Graded Discussion Forum requires an initial post and a response to another student. These will be part of your final grade.  Your initial discussion post is due Monday, one week from the beginning of class, by 11:59pm Pacific Time. Your second discussion post must be a response to another student, and it is due by the end of the course.

Course Lessons

Students will receive a detailed syllabus once they are enrolled in the course.

Lesson 1 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students become familiar with the Civil 3D User Interface, point creation methods, and point groups.

Lesson 2 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students begin working with Civil 3D surveying tools.

Lesson 3 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students begin creating parcels and assigning parcel styles and annotations.

Lesson 4 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students learn the key characteristics of surfaces.

Lesson 5 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students explore how to edit surfaces, and analyze both surface statistics and TIN volume surfaces.

Lesson 6 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students add surface and contour labels and complete a surface analysis.

Schedule

Online Course Start Dates

Please click here to see the online course schedule. Online courses begin every three weeks, on a Friday and are 18-days long.

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