Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 [NOOK Book]

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Stay on Track with This Expert Guide

Make use of the full power of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 with this comprehensive reference and tutorial for Autodesk's popular and robust civil engineering software. Written by two Civil 3D experts, this Autodesk Official Training Guide takes you through the basics and beyond, with pages of in-depth instruction, practical techniques, real-world examples, and industry best practices.

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Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013

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Overview

Stay on Track with This Expert Guide

Make use of the full power of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 with this comprehensive reference and tutorial for Autodesk's popular and robust civil engineering software. Written by two Civil 3D experts, this Autodesk Official Training Guide takes you through the basics and beyond, with pages of in-depth instruction, practical techniques, real-world examples, and industry best practices.

Learn how to push Civil 3D to its limits in surveying, grading, alignments, plan production, corridor design, and much more. This complete guide will help you build or enhance your skills, prepare for the Civil 3D Certified Professional exam, and get a jumpstart on working effectively with Civil 3D 2013.

Coverage includes:

  • Understanding Civil 3D 2013, including new tools and capabilities

  • Taking advantage of all the new features for rail development

  • Assembling full dynamic cross sections for use in any design environment

  • Building surfaces, intersections, and other areas of corridors

  • Maximizing your efficiency with data shortcuts

  • Utilizing new pressure pipe functionality

  • Working with wizards and tools for the creation of mass haul diagrams

  • Getting your plans to look like they should with plan and profile views

  • Automating the drawing sheet process by creating view frame groups, sheets, and templates

  • Setting up new pay items and generating quantity takeoff reports

Build and Sharpen Your AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Skills

Learn Ways to Create, Edit, and Label Project Elements

Master Surveying, Grading, Corridor Design, and More

Apply Professional Tips and Techniques to Get the Best Results

Prepare for the Civil 3D Professional Certification Exam

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118330715
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/18/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1104
  • File size: 102 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Louisa "Lou" Holland is a civil engineer who has been training users of Civil 3D since 2006. She has worked extensively with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and various consultants on Civil 3D implementations. Louisa is an Autodesk Approved Instructor (AAI); an AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional; and a regular speaker at Autodesk University, Autodesk User Group International, and other industry events. Kati Mercier, P.E., is a project engineer at Nathan L. Jacobson & Associates, Inc., a civil and environmental engineering firm. Kati is the firm's Civil 3D protocols and procedures expert and an AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional. She also contributes to the popular civil4d.com blog and speaks at Autodesk University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xxi

Chapter 1 • The Basics 1

Chapter 2 • Survey 51

Chapter 3 • Points 91

Chapter 4 • Surfaces  123

Chapter 5 • Parcels  189

Chapter 6 • Alignments 237

Chapter 7 • Profiles and Profile Views 287

Chapter 8 • Assemblies and Subassemblies 351

Chapter 9 • Custom Subassemblies 393

Chapter 10 • Basic Corridors 433

Chapter 11 • Advanced Corridors, Intersections, and Roundabouts 477

Chapter 12 • Superelevation 547

Chapter 13 • Cross Sections and Mass Haul 569

Chapter 14 • Pipe Networks 597

Chapter 15 • Storm and Sanitary Analysis 685

Chapter 16 • Grading 741

Chapter 17 • Plan Production 785

Chapter 18 • Advanced Workflows 823

Chapter 19 • Quantity Takeoff 853

Chapter 20 • Label Styles 879

Chapter 21 • Object Styles 933

Appendix A • The Bottom Line 989

Chapter 1: The Basics  989

Chapter 2: Survey 991

Chapter 3: Points  993

Chapter 4: Surfaces 996

Chapter 5: Parcels 999

Chapter 6: Alignments  1002

Chapter 7: Profiles and Profile Views  1005

Chapter 8: Assemblies and Subassemblies  1008

Chapter 9: Custom Subassemblies 1009

Chapter 10: Basic Corridors  1013

Chapter 11: Advanced Corridors, Intersections, and Roundabouts 1015

Chapter 12: Superelevation 1017

Chapter 13: Cross Sections and Mass Haul  1019

Chapter 14: Pipe Networks 1021

Chapter 15: Storm and Sanitary Analysis 1023

Chapter 16: Grading 1025

Chapter 17: Plan Production 1028

Chapter 18: Advanced Workflows  1030

Chapter 19: Quantity Takeoff  1032

Chapter 20: Label Styles  1034

Chapter 21: Object Styles 1036

Appendix B • Autodesk Civil 3D 2013 Certification  1039

Index  1043

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