Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008

Overview

Understand concepts, create perfect designs, and manage every stage of a project with this thorough guide to Autodesk's powerful civil engineering software. Authored by experts with close ties to Autodesk and the Civil 3D community, it features an in-depth, tutorial-based approach grounded in real-world examples so that you get the very most out of Civil 3D. This practical guide focuses squarely on how to use the software in a production environment and provides insights, insider tips, and advanced techniques you...

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Overview

Understand concepts, create perfect designs, and manage every stage of a project with this thorough guide to Autodesk's powerful civil engineering software. Authored by experts with close ties to Autodesk and the Civil 3D community, it features an in-depth, tutorial-based approach grounded in real-world examples so that you get the very most out of Civil 3D. This practical guide focuses squarely on how to use the software in a production environment and provides insights, insider tips, and advanced techniques you won't find anywhere else.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470167403
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/8/2007
  • Series: Mastering Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 840
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

This book was written as a team effort from day one. Dana, Mark, Jason and I have covered the country and parts of the world training and teaching Civil 3D. Here’s a bit more about each of us.
Dana Probert, E.I.T., received her BSCE from Georgia Tech in 1998. Since then she has worked for consulting engineers in the United States and Canada, doing a variety of civil projects such as large planned residential communities, small subdivisions, commercial site design, stormwater management, road design, sanitary sewer networks, stream restoration projects, and municipal GIS. For most of this work, she has used AutoCAD-based products, including Land Desktop, Civil Design, Raster Design, Autodesk Map, and Civil 3D. Dana began instructing Civil 3D users in October 2004, and since then has used Civil 3D herself for subdivision layout design, road design, grading, stormwater management, and utility projects.
In addition to her own design work, Dana has been working closely as a team member with several firms on their Civil 3D pilot projects and implementation plans, and taught many Civil 3D training classes. Oh, and she also built the best 52-baseline corridor known to man.

James Wedding, P.E., spent nearly a decade in the Dallas/Fort Worth land development industry before partnering with Engineered Efficiency in February 2006. A graduate of Texas Tech with a BSCE in 1997, he worked as a design engineer focused on private development. His design experience includes small commercial to multiphase single-family and master planned communities. James has served as president of the Preston Trail Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, and was selected their Young Engineer of the Year in 2003.
One of the earliest gunslingers for the Civil 3D product, James has worked extensively with the Autodesk product team to shape and guide the software’s development. James is a highly rated repeat presenter at Autodesk University and a presenter on the Friday Civil 3D webcasts.

Mark Scacco, P.E., has been a consultant in the land development and construction industry for over a decade and has experience in all phases of development, from conceptual preliminary design through final platting and construction. He has designed projects ranging from small, oneacre sites to 500-acre, multiphase subdivisions and is still currently active as a civil designer. Mark received his BSCE from Purdue University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Illinois. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, and the Geospatial Information & Technology Association.
Mark has authored several training manuals, frequently writes articles for industry magazines, and is a regular presenter at training seminars. Mark is a member of the Autodesk Civil 3D Gunslingers, authored the Civil 3D Implementation Certified Expert training material, and has trained dozens of the top resellers. He is an Autodesk Certified Instructor and has provided training and consulting across the United States and internationally in Korea and Japan.

Jason Hickey has 13 years of experience using Autodesk software for civil design. He started off his career surveying, and has progressed through the ranks of the industry since. With extensive experience in surveying, civil design, CAD management, and network administration, he fully grasps the concept of “field to finish.” Jason is a noted AUGI CAD Camp instructor and has trained companies both large and small in Civil 3D and, along with Mark, James, and Dana, maintains www.civil3d.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1: Getting Dirty: The Basics of Civil 3D.

Chapter 2: Lines and Curves.

Chapter 3: Lay of the Land: Survey.

Chapter 4: X Marks the Spot: Points.

Chapter 5: The Ground Up: Surfaces in Civil 3D.

Chapter 6: Don't Fence Me In: Parcels.

Chapter 7: Laying a Path: Alignments.

Chapter 8: Cut to the Chase: Profiles.

Chapter 9: Slice and Dice: Profile Views in Civil 3D.

Chapter 10: Templates Plus: Assemblies and Subassemblies.

Chapter 11: Easy Does It: Basic Corridors.

Chapter 12: The Road Ahead: Advanced Corridors.

Chapter 13: Stacking Up: Cross Sections.

Chapter 14: The Tool Chest: Parts Lists and Part Builder.

Chapter 15: Running Downhill: Pipe Networks.

Chapter 16: Working the Land: Grading.

Chapter 17: Sharing the Model: Data Shortcuts.

Chapter 18: Behind the Scenes: Autodesk Data Management Server.

Chapter 19: Teamwork: Vault Client and Civil 3D.

Chapter 20: Out the Door: Plan Production.

Chapter 21: Playing Nice with Others: LDT and LandXML.

Chapter 22: Get The Picture: Visualization.

Appendix A: The Bottom Line.

Appendix B: Other Resources.

Index.

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