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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Essentials


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Introduction xii Chapter 1 Navigating the User Interface 1 Getting to Know the Civil 3D User Interface 2 Working with the Application Menu 3 Working with the Ribbon 5 Working with the Toolspace 8 Using the Drawing Area 11 Using the Command Line 12 Using Panorama 12 Using the Transparent Commands Toolbar 13 Using the Inquiry Tool 14 Chapter 2 Leveraging a Dynamic Environment 17 Connecting Objects and Styles 18 Connecting Labels and Label Styles 23 Connecting Objects to Objects 27 Connecting Objects to Labels 29 Appreciating the Richness of the 3-D Model 31 Sharing Data in a Dynamic Environment 33 Chapter 3 Establishing Existing Conditions Using Survey Data 37 What Is Survey Data? 38 Creating a Survey Database 39 Importing Survey Data 41 Automating Field-to-Finish 45 Editing Survey Points 57 Editing Survey Figures 59 Creating Additional Points 61 Chapter 4 Modeling the Existing Terrain Using Sur faces 65 Understanding Surfaces 66 Creating a Surface from Survey Data 67 Using Breaklines to Improve Surface Accuracy . 71 Editing Surfaces 77 Displaying and Analyzing Surfaces 82 Annotating Surfaces 87 Chapter 5 Designing in 2-D Using Alignments 91 Understanding Alignments 92 Creating Alignments from Objects 92 Creating Alignments Using the Alignment Creation Tools 95 Editing Alignments 99 Applying Design Criteria Files and Check Sets 107 Chapter 6 Displaying and Annotating Alignments 113 Using Alignment Styles 114 Applying Alignment Labels and Label Sets 116 Creating Station/Offset Labels 121 Creating Segment Labels 123 Using Tag Labels and Tables 126 Chapter 7 Designing Vertically Using Profiles 131 Creating Surface Profiles 132 Displaying Profiles in Profile Views 133 Creating Design Profiles 134 Editing Profiles 136 Using Design Check Sets and Criteria Files 144 Chapter 8 Displaying and Annotating Profiles 149 Applying Profile Styles 150 Applying Profile View Styles 152 Applying Profile View Bands 154 Applying Profile Labels 157 Creating and Applying Profile Label Sets 159 Creating Profile View Labels 160 Projecting Objects to Profile Views 164 Chapter 9 Designing in 3D Using Corridors 169 Understanding Corridors 170 Creating an Assembly 173 Creating a Corridor 175 Applying Corridor Targets 176 Creating Corridor Surfaces 185 Chapter 10 Creating Cross Sections of the Design 191 Using the Section Editor 192 Creating Sample Lines 195 Creating Section Views 198 Sampling More Sources 202 Chapter 11 Displaying and Annotating Sections 207 Applying Section Styles 208 Applying Section Labels 210 Controlling Corridor Section Display with Code Set Styles 213 Applying Labels with Code Set Styles 215 Applying Section View Styles 217 Applying Section View Bands 220 Applying Group Plot Styles 223 Creating Section View Labels 225 Chapter 12 Designing and Analyzing Boundaries Using Parcels 229 Understanding Parcels 230 Creating Parcels from Objects 232 Creating Parcels by Layout 235 Editing Parcels 246 Chapter 13 Displaying and Annotating Parcels 253 Applying Parcel Styles 254 Applying Parcel Area Labels 258 Creating Parcel Segment Labels 261 Editing Parcel Segment Labels 264 Creating Parcel Tables 267 Chapter 14 Designing Gravity Pipe Networks 273 Understanding Gravity Pipe Networks 273 Creating Gravity Pipe Networks 277 Editing Gravity Pipe Networks 285 Chapter 15 Designing Pressure Pipe Networks 297 Understanding Pressure Pipe Networks 297 Creating Pressure Pipe Networks 300 Editing Pressure Pipe Networks 305 Chapter 16 Displaying and Annotating Pipe Networks 317 Displaying Pipe Networks Using Styles 318 Annotating Pipe Networks in Plan View 325 Annotating Pipe Networks in Profile View 331 Creating Pipe Network Tables 335 Chapter 17 Designing New Terrain 339 Understanding Grading 340 Understanding Feature Lines 341 Creating Feature Lines 342 Editing Feature Lines 344 Understanding Grading Objects 352 Creating Grading Objects 355 Editing Grading Objects 358 Chapter 18 Analyzing, Displaying, and Annotating Surfaces 361 Combining Design Surfaces 362 Analyzing Design Surfaces 368 Calculating Earthwork Volumes 376 Labeling Design Surfaces 380 Appendix AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Certification 385 Index 389

About the Author

About the Author Eric Chappell, a 20-year veteran in the world of civil engineering software, is a recognized expert on Autodesk (R) AutoCAD Civil 3D (R). He has written training materials and conducted training for end users, trainers, and Autodesk employees around the globe, and has worked with Autodesk in authoring and developing two Autodesk certification exams. Eric is a highly rated instructor at Autodesk University, where he has taught for over 10 years.

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