This Civil 3D course is a continuation course from Civil 3D 201. Students will become familiar with the transportation design elements and commands in the Civil 3D environment. Students will also learn about alignments, surface profiles, design profiles and view windows, assemblies, corridors, intersections, sample lines, cross sections, and 3D visualization.
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.
This course is a continuation course from C3D 201. We will be building upon knowledge form the previous course, therefore students who have not take C3D 201 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, 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.
- Create multiple types of alignments
- Develop surface and design profiles
- Adjust profile view windows
- Label both alignments and profiles
- Utilize tool palettes to create assemblies
- Build corridors with the required sub-elements
- Create a cul-de-sac
- Create an intersection corridor
- Create sample lines along a corridor
- Display cross sections
- Visualize a roadway in a 3-dimensional drive through
AutoDesk Certification Objectives
PROFILES AND PROFILE VIEWS
- Create a surface profile
- Create and modify a profile
- Create profile views
- Create a corridor
- Create objects from a corridor
- Identify key characteristics of surfaces
- Create and modify alignments
- Create alignment and profile annotations
- 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).
- 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.
- Civil 3D
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 11:59pm Pacific Time. Your second discussion post must be a response to another student, and it is due by the end of the course.
Students will receive a detailed syllabus once they are enrolled in the course.
Lesson 1 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students learn how to create and modify alignments.
Lesson 2 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students create a surface profile and profile views.
Lesson 3 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students begin learning about alignments and profile annotations.
Lesson 4 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students create a corridor in their course project.
Lesson 5 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students learn how to create sections, section views, and how to compute materials.
Lesson 6 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students explore how to create objects from a corridor.
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.