Course info
Jun 20, 2016
2h 55m

AutoCAD Civil 3D offers a unique solution for Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers to work in a single software environment to complete land development projects. In this course, Introduction to Surveying: Field to Finish in AutoCAD Civil 3D, you will learn the basics of how the field measurement data is taken from the surveyor's instruments and processed into a dynamic Civil 3D model. First, you'll learn about survey objects and databases. Next, you will explore the portions of the Civil 3D user interface that are specific to Survey workflows, and dig into the Survey Settings. Finally, you will learn how to use Description Keys to control the look of points and their layers based on their Raw Description codes. When you're finished with this AutoCAD course, you'll not only have a strong understanding of AutoCAD Civil 3D, but you'll also be able to apply this knowledge and experience when surveying in your career. Software required: AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016, 2017.

About the author
About the author

Curtis is registered professional engineer (Florida and Tennessee) and BIM for civil infrastructure specialist at Innerlight Engineering Corporation in Miramar Beach, Florida. Curtis brings over 8 years of AutoCAD Civil 3D experience and AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional status.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
(upbeat pop music) Hi, everyone. My name's Curtis Smith, and welcome to my course, entitled Introduction to Surveying: Field to Finish in AutoCAD Civil 3D. I'm a registered professional civil engineer at Innerlight Engineering Corporation in Miramar Beach, Florida. Here, I manage and perform land planning, civil engineering, and survey projects across the southeastern United States. This course is focused on land surveyor work flows and AutoCAD Civil 3D, but it's also great for CAD draftsmen and civil engineers who might be supporting the land surveyors or working with their CAD files throughout an engineering project. After a field survey is complete, it becomes a game of connect the dots back in the office to generate the final survey plan. In this course, we're going to learn how to make Civil 3D automatically connect those dots for you, and how to automatically stylize those dots to speed up the plan production time back in the office. Some of the major topics that we will cover include learning about survey objects and databases, exploring the portions of the user interface specific to surveyor workflows, importing the survey data and having the software process the linework automatically, and how to stylize the survey points automatically with description keys. By the end of this course, you should feel comfortable working with the survey tools in Civil 3D, and you should understand how the Field to Finish automation works in the software. Before beginning the course, you should familiarize yourselves with the basics of AutoCAD Civil 3D. This is just the first step in your journey to learning the surveying workflows in Civil 3D, and there will be many more steps in the future. So please join me here at Pluralsight and let's start the journey with Introduction to Surveying: Field to Finish in AutoCAD Civil 3D.