Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 30, 2018
Duration
3h 49m
Description

One of the most powerful features of Civil 3D is the ability to create 3-dimensional, linear "Corridor" models. In this course, Civil 3D Assemblies & Corridor Modeling Fundamentals, you will learn how to manipulate the design parameters of a corridor, such as automatically creating roadside drainage ditches in a cut scenario and omitting the ditches when the roadway is in a fill scenario. First, you will get familiar with the Corridor Model by learning the fundamentals of building corridors and then reviewing some of the more advanced data extraction and analysis tools available for corridors. Next, you will move to setting up the horizontal and vertical design components with alignments and profiles as well as, combining multiple subassemblies to generate a cross-sectional template, known as the Assembly in Civil 3D. Finally, you will learn how to create dynamically linked TIN surfaces for multiple layers of the corridor before reviewing some of the more advanced data extraction and analysis tools available to Corridors. By the end of this course, you should be comfortable with creating and editing corridor models, and you should have enough knowledge to start utilizing corridor models in your own Civil design projects.

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
Hi everyone. My name is Curtis Smith, and welcome to my course, Civil 3D Assemblies and Corridor Modeling Fundamentals. I'm a registered civil engineer in Florida and Tennessee. And most recently, I became the founder and president of Nautilus Civil Engineers and Constructors, a design build conglomerate for civil infrastructure in Northwest Florida. AutoCAD Civil 3D offers lots of tools for civil engineers and designers, but none that are quite as amazing and complex as the corridor model. The corridor is the ultimate Civil 3D object, allowing you to link together almost all the other object types in the software into one intelligent, fully dynamic design model for linear objects, such as roadway systems, levies, ditches, retaining walls, utility piping systems, and more. In this course, you'll take the first steps in corridor model training by learning the fundamentals of building corridors and then reviewing some of the more advanced data extraction and analysis tools available for the corridors. Some of the major topics that we will cover include setting up the horizontal and vertical design components with alignments and profiles, combining the multiple subassemblies to generate a cross-sectional template known as the assembly in Civil 3D, creating, refining, and making changes to the dynamic corridor, creating dynamically linked TIN surfaces from multiple layers of the corridor, and we'll review some of the more advanced data extraction analysis tools. By the end of this course, you should be comfortable with creating and editing corridor models, and you should have enough knowledge to start utilizing corridor models in your own Civil design projects. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with the basic AutoCAD commands and the Civil 3D user interface. And although we'll do a short review on how to create the alignment and profile objects, it's best if you already have a good understanding of them. And after this course on the fundamentals, you should be ready to dig into some of the more advanced topics like intersections and roundabout models, and you should be ready to move into plan production for your corridor models with sample lines and section views. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Civil 3D Assemblies and Corridor Modeling Fundamentals here, at Pluralsight.