This Civil 3D course is a continuation course from Civil 3D 301. We will be building upon knowledge from the previous course. Students will design and create a corridor and derive information and data from the corridor. You will also design and create an intersection, create and analyze sections and section views and also a grading model and a grading model feature line.
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. 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 Intermediate Civil 3D training course is an intermediate level course for professional designers, architects, engineers, contractors and others seeking professional advancement and job transition through acquiring Civil 3D skills.
This course is a continuation course from Civil 3D 301. We will be building upon knowledge form the previous course, therefore students who have not take Civil 3D 1 should start with the first course in the series. This course emphasizes intermediate civil engineering tools within Civil 3D.
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.
- Design and create a corridor and derive information and data from the corridor.
- Design and create an intersection.
- Create and analyze sections and section views.
- Design and create a grading model and a grading model feature line.
AutoDesk Certification Objectives
- Create and use object styles
- Create and use label styles
LINES AND CURVES
- Use the line and curve commands
- Create points using the Point Creation commands
- Create points by importing point data
- Use point groups to control the display of points
- 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
- Design a parcel layout
- Select parcel styles to change the display of parcels
- Select styles to annotate parcels
- 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
- Design and create a corridor
- Derive information and data from a corridor
- Design and create an intersection
SECTIONS AND SECTION VIEWS
- Create and analyze sections and section views
- Design and create a pipe network
- Design and create a grading model
- Create a grading model feature line
MANAGING AND SHARING DATA
- Create a data sharing setup
- 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
- Fundamental working knowledge of the Windows environment.
- C3D 301 and at least 1 year of AutoCAD drafting experience or equivalent AutoCAD training (CAD101 and CAD201).
- In order to run Civil 3D software, your computer must meet these hardware requirements
- Access to 10 mbps Internet
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.
- Civil 3D
- Mastering Autodesk Civil 3D
- For International Students, VDCI does not ship textbooks internationally. Please click here to obtain the ISBN number and order the book from Amazon in your home country.
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.
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.
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.
Students will receive a detailed syllabus once they are enrolled in the course.
Lesson 1 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students refresh their Civil 3D knowledge and skills with a review of the C3D 301 course project.
Lesson 2 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students get an in depth primer on Civil 3D corridors including assemblies, lane additions, and intersections.
Lesson 3 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students continue working on their site by adding sample lines, cross sections and manipulate styles, labels and view styles.
Lesson 4 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students begin learning about grading in Civil 3D by creating feature lines and covering the grading creation tool.
Lesson 5 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students continue learning about grading in the Civil 3D environment covering grading criteria, editing existing grading, grading surfaces and volume computations.
Lesson 6 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students explore pipe networks by adding them to the site in Civil 3D.
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.