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Introduction to Civil 3D

$425.00
28 Clock Hours 18 Days 28 AIA LUs

Location

Online Dates

Grading Option

Textbooks

Prerequisites

Computer Hardware Requirements

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Overview

In this Civil 3D course, you will create a topographic survey document by importing relevant field-generated data. You will develop site parcels using survey data, including surface generation and surface manipulation. You will also create site profiles and master surface and point manipulation tools to reflect existing and future site conditions.

Your instructor is a licensed Civil Engineer, works with AutoCAD 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. You are also invited to join us in the VDCI Student Lounge, where our instructors, staff, current students and alumni share information and help one another.

Our online Introduction to AutoCAD Civil 3D training course is an introductory level course for civil engineers, civil engineering drafters, surveyors, utilities engineers, storm water engineers and others involved in the construction industry seeking professional advancement and job transition through acquiring AutoCAD Civil 3D skills. 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. You will be provided videos which will guide you through the learning process. There will be quizzes relating to your project as well as to your reading assignments. There will be discussion forums in which you will be participating. There will be regular progress submissions of the work you completed and there will also be 1:1 time with your instructor.

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

This course is recommended for drafters, designers, surveyors and engineers that are new to Civil or Civil 3D and those coming from Land Development Desktop. Civil 3D is different enough from Land Desktop that it is best to start with the basics. Course emphasizes the basic civil engineering tools within Civil 3D.


Learning Objectives

  • Create a topographic survey document by importing relevant field-generated data.
  • Develop site parcels, using survey data; properly displaying parcel data; including surface generation and surface manipulation.
  • Create site profile views, terrain profiles, and design profiles.
  • Master surface and point manipulation including fine-tuning manipulation to accurately.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for civil engineers, civil engineering drafters, surveyors, utilities engineers, storm water engineers and others involved in the construction industry looking for an introduction of using AutoCAD Civil 3D to provide CAD and BIM-based project documentation for their projects.


Grading

Class participants will receive a grade based on their competency proven in the assessments (quizzes and tests) and their participation in the discussion forums.

Class grades will be determined by the total number of points achieved in the following categories:

Reading Assessments 10%
Discussion Forums 10%
Hands-on Assessments 20%
Midterm 20%
Final 40%

Final grades are determined using the following scale:

Letter GradePercentGrade Points
A+ 98 - 100 4.00
A 94 - 97 3.67
A- 90 - 93 3.50
B+ 87 - 89 3.33
B 83 - 86 3.00
B- 80 - 82 2.67
C+ 77 - 79 2.33
C 73 - 76 2.00
C- 70 - 72 1.67
D+ 67 - 69 1.33
D 63 - 66 1.00
D- 60 - 62 0.67
F 0 - 59 0.00

The weighted values will be summed into total points achieved.


Open Labs

Open labs are available for use in completing homework assignments and for additional "practice time" for all of our students who are within a convenient driving distance of our San Diego campus.

There is an additional cost for technical support setting up your computer system loading the Autodesk software, if you need that additional support. Please contact our Program Manager at 619-758-9300 or learn@vdci.edu to receive that information.


AutoDesk Certification Objectives

STYLES PROFESSIONAL

  • Create and use object styles
  • Create and use label styles

LINES AND CURVES

  • Use the line and curve commands

POINTS

  • Create points using the Point Creation commands
  • Create points by importing point data
  • Use point groups to control the display of points

SURFACES

  • Identify key characteristics of surfaces
  • Create and edit surfaces
  • Use styles and settings to display surface information
  • Create a surface by assembling fundamental data
  • Use styles to analyze surface display results
  • Annotate surfaces

PARCELS

  • Design a parcel layout
  • Select parcel styles to change the display of parcels
  • Select styles to annotate parcels

ALIGNMENTS

  • Design a geometric layout
  • Create alignments

PROFILES AND PROFILE VIEWS

  • Create a surface profile
  • Design a profile
  • Create a profile view style
  • Create a profile view

SURVEY

  • Identify key characteristics of survey data
  • Use description keys to control the display of points created from survey data
  • Create a boundary drawing from field data

Certification / Accreditation

  • Autodesk Course e-certificate: The VDCI onsite and online courses are approved by Autodesk.
  • cadteacher/VDCI is an Authorized Autodesk Training Center (ATC).
  • State of California Approval - Our individual courses, training bundles and technology certificate programs are approved by the State of California's Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) for both online and onsite learning.
  • National Accreditation - Our individual courses, training bundles and technology certificate programs are nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). All of our courses are regulated and reviewed by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Autodesk Professional Certification Exams: For many of their software programs, Autodesk offers User and Professional Certification Exams which test your skills and knowledge. VDCI strongly encourages our students to take the exams and to become Certified Autodesk Professionals. As an Autodesk Certified Professional, you can enhance your credibility and can accelerate your professional development. Many employers insist on hiring Autodesk Certified Professionals.

Course Prerequisites

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

Computer Hardware Requirements

Materials Required

Software

  • AutoCAD Civil 3D

Textbook

  • Mastering Autodesk Civil 3D

Our classes are fast-track, accelerated courses.

If you have ANY CONCERNS about your computer competency, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you improve your computer skills before attending the class.

Downloads

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.

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 11:55pm Pacific Time. Your second discussion post must be a response to another student, and it is due by the end of the course.

VDCI Student Lounge

The VDCI Student Lounge is open to all VDCI Students and Alumni. In the Student Lounge, you are welcome to ask general questions to your VDCI colleagues. Instructors and VDCI staff regularly chime in. This is a great center of engagement for our VDCI community.

Course Lessons

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

Lesson 1 - Equivalent of Four (4) On-Site Clock Hours
Students become familiar with the AutoCAD Civil 3D User Interface, tool space, and its dynamic environment.

Lesson 2 - Equivalent of Four (4) On-Site Clock Hours
Students begin working with site specific survey information in the Civil 3D environment.

Lesson 3 - Equivalent of Four (4) On-Site Clock Hours
Students begin creating, modifying, and analyzing surfaces in the Civil 3D environment.

Lesson 4 - Equivalent of Four (4) On-Site Clock Hours
Students begin creating and modifying parcels in the Civil 3D environment.

Lesson 5 - Equivalent of Six (6) On-Site Clock Hours
Students add alignments to their site and learn how to modify and add labels to them.

Lesson 6 - Equivalent of Six (6) On-Site Clock Hours
Students add surface profiles, alignment profiles, and profile views to their drawings and also begin work on the final submission.

Schedule

ONLINE

cadteacher / vdci online course – ALL COURSES

YearScheduleLocation
2019 Quarter 1
Jan 04 - Jan 21, 2019 ONLINE
Jan 25 - Feb 11, 2019 ONLINE
Feb 15 - Mar 04, 2019 ONLINE
Mar 08 - Mar 25, 2019 ONLINE
Mar 29 - Apr 15, 2019 ONLINE
Quarter 2
Apr 19 - May 06, 2019 ONLINE
May 10 - May 27, 2019 ONLINE
May 31 - Jun 17, 2019 ONLINE
Jun 21 - Jul 8, 2019 ONLINE
Quarter 3
Jul 12 - Jul 29, 2019 ONLINE
Aug 02 - Aug 19, 2019 ONLINE
Aug 23 - Sep 09, 2019 ONLINE
Sep 13 - Sep 30, 2019 ONLINE
Quarter 4
Oct 04 - Oct 21, 2019 ONLINE
Oct 25 - Nov 11, 2019 ONLINE
Nov 15 - Dec 02, 2019 ONLINE
Dec 06 - Dec 23, 2019 ONLINE
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