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Civil 3D Construction Documents

30 Clock Hours 18 Days 30 AIA LUs

Online Dates

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This online training course is a continuation from Civil 3D 302. We will be building upon knowledge from the previous courses. You will design a pressure network and construct underground utilities, link important Civil 3D data between drawing files using data shortcuts and combine all of the information learned through the Civil 3D series into a cohesive final project.

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.

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 2. We will be building upon knowledge form the previous Civil 3D classes, therefore students who have not take Civil 3D 301 or 302 should follow the recommended course sequence. This online Civil 3D course emphasizes advanced civil engineering tools within Civil 3D. The final design project for this course will include topics from previous Civil 3D courses.

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.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Design and create pressure networks in plan and profile.
  • Discover and explore data referencing of Civil3D design elements.
  • Utilize data referencing to create new drawings.
  • Produce professional plans utilizing sheet sets.

AutoDesk Certification Objectives


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


  • 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


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


  • Create and analyze sections and section views


  • Design and create a pipe network


  • Create a data sharing setup


  • Create a sheet set
  • Use view frames


  • 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.
  • 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.


Software (Required)

  • Civil 3D

Textbook (Recommended)

  • 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.

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 five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students become familiar with class goals and are introduced to pressure networks.

Lesson 2 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students continue studying and applying pressure network tools from creation and layout to Labels and styles.

Lesson 3 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students continue working on their site incorporating data referencing.

Lesson 4 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students continue learning about data referencing.

Lesson 5 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students begin plan production using their Civil 3D models.

Lesson 6 - Equivalent of five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students finalize plan productions of their Civil 3D models.


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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