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Grading with Feature Lines in Civil 3D

by Tisha Lance

Feature lines remove all manual slope calculations from point to point and allow easy grading for various civil projects. After watching this course, sites like parking lots, commercial properties, and drainage swales and channels are made simple.

What you'll learn

If you are still manually calculating grades based on minimum required slopes, then you might be doing more math than you need to do. In this course, Grading with Feature Lines in Civil 3D, you will learn how to use Feature Lines to their fullest, which will get rid of all manual slope calculations from point to point and make grading faster and easier. First, you will learn all the ways you can create and edit feature lines. Next, you will learn how to grade both a commercial site and a right turn lane with feature lines. Finally, you will learn how to use feature lines to create a skeleton sewer network and calculate sewer tap inverts quickly. When you're finished with this Civil 3D course, you'll not only know how to use feature lines to tackle and solve many civil engineering problems, but also you will have the skills to tackle tasks that aren't typically solved using feature lines, which will make you stand out in the crowd. Feature lines have had very few revisions since the 2010 version of Civil 3D, so most of this training session will be backwards compatible for several versions. Software required: AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016.

About the author

Born in Vancouver, Canada, moved to Arizona in 1996, and finally to the Seattle area in 2016. Tisha has been using AutoCAD since 1988 on projects such as subdivisions, small commercial sites, and more recently, engineered sports facilities from local to professional level stadiums. In 2002 she passed the Arizona State EIT and achieved LEED Green Associate level accreditation in 2011. Tisha recently completed a degree at Arizona State University in Earth and Environmental Studies BA in 2015.

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