AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Essentials [NOOK Book]

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Learn AutoCAD Civil 3D Quickly and Easily

This Autodesk Official Training Guide covers all of Civil 3D 2013's new features and workflows, teaching you everything you need to become quickly productive in the software's dynamic environment. As you design a residential subdivision, you'll soon master the fundamentals, including importing survey data, designing in 2D and 3D, adding boundaries and pipe networks, creating construction documents, and more. And now you can see it in ...

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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Essentials

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Overview

Learn AutoCAD Civil 3D Quickly and Easily

This Autodesk Official Training Guide covers all of Civil 3D 2013's new features and workflows, teaching you everything you need to become quickly productive in the software's dynamic environment. As you design a residential subdivision, you'll soon master the fundamentals, including importing survey data, designing in 2D and 3D, adding boundaries and pipe networks, creating construction documents, and more. And now you can see it in action by accessing video demonstrations of the additional suggested practice exercises. Whether you're an aspiring civil engineer, preparing for certification, or just updating your skills to Civil 3D 2013, this is the fast, thorough grounding you need.

Learn these AutoCAD Civil 3D essentials—and more:

  • Turning raw survey field data into maps and drawings

  • Using field data to create 3D models of existing terrain

  • Constructing 3D road models using the new 2013 workflows

  • Designing entire communities by using parcels to generate dynamic lot layouts

  • Creating detailed models of underground pipe networks

  • Designing detailed pressure pipe networks

  • Reshaping the terrain in 3D with grading tools and design surfaces

  • Leveraging automation to produce construction documents quickly

Learn how to create detailed designs and perform powerful analyses

Harness the power of 3D models to build designs of pipe systems, grading, roads, and more

This striking Essentials book features:

  • Chapter-opening learning objectives

  • Step-by-step tutorials

  • Four-color screenshots and illustrations

  • Concise chapter summaries and additional suggested practice exercises

  • Downloadable exercise files

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118330449
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/11/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • File size: 26 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Eric Chappell, EIT, is a Civil 3D consultant and award-winning instructor with more than 20 years of experience in the civil engineering field. He has been providing consulting, training, and support for Civil 3D since its inception. He has close ties to the software development team and Civil 3D community and has worked with Autodesk numerous times. Eric is a highly rated Autodesk University speaker and contributes regularly to his popular Eric Chappell's Blog (ericchappell.blogspot.com).

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Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 Navigating the AutoCAD Civil 3D User Interface 1

Chapter 2 Leveraging a Dynamic Environment 15

Chapter 3 Establishing Existing Conditions Using Survey Data 35

Chapter 4 Modeling the Existing Terrain Using Surfaces 61

Chapter 5 Designing in 2D Using Alignments 85

Chapter 6 Displaying and Annotating Alignments 103

Chapter 7 Designing Vertically Using Profiles 119

Chapter 8 Displaying and Annotating Profiles 135

Chapter 9 Designing in 3D Using Corridors 153

Chapter 10 Creating Cross Sections of the Design 175

Chapter 11 Displaying and Annotating Sections 191

Chapter 12 Designing and Analyzing Boundaries Using Parcels 211

Chapter 13 Displaying and Annotating Parcels 233

Chapter 14 Designing Pipe Networks 251

Chapter 15 Displaying and Annotating Pipe Networks 287

Chapter 16 Designing New Terrain 305

Chapter 17 Analyzing, Displaying, and Annotating Surfaces 325

Chapter 18 From Design to Construction 347

Appendix AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Certification 367

Index 371

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