In this AutoCAD Civil 3D tutorial, we'll explore different types of surface models. We'll also look at how to build and modify surfaces with definition and edits. We'll discuss how to display and annotate surfaces in many different ways, utilizing surface styles and label styles. Lastly, we'll talk about how to visualize our engineering data with surface analyses. By the end of this AutoCAD Civil 3D training, you'll have a good understanding of how to work with surfaces. Software required: AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015.
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.
Introduction and Project Overview (Music playing) Hi everyone, I'm Curtis Smith. I'm a registered civil engineer at Gresham Smith and Partners where I do design and engineering all across the U.S. By now I hope everyone's gone through the Introduction to AutoCAD Civil 3D course, because now we're really going to start digging in beginning with surfaces. Surfaces are really the backbone of many of the design tools you'll use in Civil 3D, so it's the best place to start for newcomers learning the software. We'll also touch on some of the more advanced surface topics toward the end of the course. Some of the key takeaways from watching this course include learning how to build and modify Civil 3D surfaces, how to change their look with surface styles, how to annotate with surface labels, and how to analyze or extract data from those surfaces, such as cut and fill earth volumetrics. By the end of the training, you should have a good comfort level with surface models, and you'll be ready to start learning some of the more advanced design tools, like site grading and roadway corridor modeling. I'm excited to work with Digital-Tutors and share these techniques with you. So let's get started with the first lesson.