AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 Essentials

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John Wiley & Sons, May 9, 2011 - Computers - 400 pages
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Learn AutoCAD Civil 3D essentials quickly and easily

The new Essentials series from Sybex helps you quickly learn and use Autodesk software. This beautiful, task-based, full-color Autodesk Official Training Guide thoroughly covers the fundamentals of Civil 3D and teaches everything readers need to design in a dynamic environment quickly and successfully. As readers design a residential subdivision, they'll learn how to import field-gathered survey data, design in 2D and 3D, add boundaries and pipe networks, design roads using alignments, profiles, and corridors, create construction documents, and much more.

The four-color Essentials book features real-world tutorials, downloadable before-and-after exercise files, and additional suggested exercises. In addition, this book is a recommended Certification Preparation study guide resource for the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 Associate and Professional exams.

  • Covers Civil 3D fundamentals, so you become quickly productive with the software
  • Prepares you for the AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Associate and Certified Professional exams
  • Uses straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises and tutorials to teach the software's core features and functions
  • Gives you the skills you'll need throughout a production pipeline, from design to construction, whether you're a beginner or a more experienced user brushing up on the basics

Get quickly up to speed on AutoCAD Civil 3D with AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials.


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Navigating the Civil 3D User Interface
Using the Command Line
Leveraging a Dynamic Environment
Establishing Existing Conditions Using
Modeling the Existing Terrain Using
Designing in 2D Using Alignments
Displaying and Annotating Alignments
covers applying alignment styles creating alignment labels and creating
Displaying and Annotating Sections
Designing and Analyzing Boundaries
Demonstrates how to design a lot layout for a residential land development
Displaying and Annotating Parcels
Creating Pipe Networks
Displaying and Annotating Pipe Networks
Designing New Terrain
Analyzing Displaying and Annotating

Designing Vertically Using Profiles
Displaying and Annotating Profiles
Designing in 3D Using Corridors
Creating Cross Sections of the Design
From Design to Construction
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About the author (2011)

Eric Chappell, E.I.T., is a Civil 3D consultant and award-winning instructor with more than 20 years of experience in the civil engineering field. He has been using (and training others to use) Civil 3D since its inception. Eric has very close ties to the software development team and Civil 3D community, has worked with Autodesk numerous times, and is a highly rated Autodesk University speaker.

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