This online training course is a continuation from C3D 202. In this course you will become familiar with the land development design elements and commands in the Civil 3D environment. Students will learn about drawing template files, data shortcuts, feature lines, grading groups, pipe networks, pressure networks, and paper space.
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 and job transition through acquiring CAD skills. This course is designed for the working professional and those people interested in advancing their employment opportunities.
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.
- Create multiple Civil 3D object and label styles
- Develop a custom drawing template file
- Manage data shortcuts
- Create and edit feature lines
- Utilize site interactions
- Create grading groups
- Manipulate grading criteria
- Learn about pipe and pressure parts catalogs
- Layout pipe and pressure networks
- Annotate pipe and pressure networks
- Create a custom drawing sheet
AutoDesk Certification Objectives
FEATURE LINES, SITES AND GRADING MODELS
- Create and modify feature lines
- Create and modify sites and grading models
PROFILES AND PROFILE VIEWS
- Create a surface profile
- Design a profile
- Create a profile view style
- Create a profile view
PIPE AND PRESSURE NETWORKS
- Create and label a pipe network
- Create and label a pressure network
MANAGING AND SHARING DATA
- Identify when to use a Data Shortcuts or an External Reference
- Create a reference to a Data Shortcut
- Create Note Label Styles
- Plan Production
- Fundamental working knowledge of the Windows environment.
- C3D301, C3D302 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 11:55pm 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 become familiar with note label styles, data shortcuts and external references.
Lesson 2 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students learn how to create and modify feature lines.
Lesson 3 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students create and modify sites and grading models.
Lesson 4 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students begin to explore how to create and label a pipe network.
Lesson 5 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students learn how to create and label a pressure network.
Lesson 6 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students finalize plan productions of their Civil 3D model.
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.