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Autodesk Civil 3D


  • 4-HOUR / 4-DAY Training Schedule



  • May 20, 21, 22, 23 (8 to 12 ET) – 4 hours per day
  • June 3, 4, 5, 6 – 4 hours per day
  • June 17, 18, 19, 20 – 4 hours per day
  • July 8, 9, 10, 11 – 4 hours per day
  • July 22, 23, 24, 25 – 4 hours per day
  • August 5, 6, 7, 8 – 4 hours per day
  • August 26, 27, 28, 29 – 4 hours per day
  • September 16, 17, 18, 19 – 4 hours per day
  • September 30, October 1, 2, 3 – 4 hours per day
  • October 14, 15, 16, 17 – 4 hours per day




During this course, you’ll learn the core concepts of AutoCAD Civil 3D and gain comprehensive experience with the features and benefits of AutoCAD Civil 3D. Live instructor-led hands-on exercises throughout the class explore how to create 2D and 3D Civil engineering drawings.

The Autodesk Civil 3D Essentials for Surveyors class is for surveyors and survey technicians and equips them with the basic knowledge required to use Autodesk Civil 3D efficiently in a typical daily workflow. You will learn how to import converted field equipment survey data into a standardized environment in Autodesk Civil 3D and to use the automation tools to create an Existing Conditions Plan. Data collection and traverses are also covered. Other topics that help in increasing efficiency include styles, correct AutoCAD® drafting techniques, and the methodology required to create linework effectively for variables used in defining symbology, and surfaces, categorizing points, and using online maps.



Topics Covered:
• The Autodesk Civil 3D interface
• Points overview and styles
• Importing points and coordinate transformations
• Creating points and drafting
• Point groups, grips, and reports
• Point security and editing
• Introduction to data collection in the field
• Introduction to Civil 3D Survey and automated linework
• Survey networks
• Coordinate Geometry Editor for entering traverse information or legal descriptions
• Surface overview
• Surface editing
• Surface labels and analysis



A working knowledge of the following: AutoCAD and its functions and knowledge of design and drafting concepts dealing with land development topics and experience with Microsoft Windows. This training is compatible with Windows 10, and Windows 11.

• Experience with AutoCAD or AutoCAD-based products and a basic understanding of Surveying is recommended. 

Autodesk Civil 3D


Civil 3D Interface

  • Product Overview
  • Workspaces
  • User Interface
  • Toolspace
  • Civil 3D Panorama
  • Civil 3D Templates, Settings, and Styles

Survey Setup

  • Survey Workflow Overview
  • Collecting Field Data
  • Introduction to the Survey Toolspace
  • Survey User Settings vs. Drawing Template
  • Templates
  • Survey Figures
  • Points Overview
  • Description Key Sets
  • The Survey Database

Entering Linework

  • Survey Workflow Overview
  • Lines and Curves
  • Online maps Service
  • Traverse Editor
  • Traverse Adjustment

Field Book Files

  • Survey Networks
  • Importing a Field Book
  • Traverse Basics
  • Defining a Traverse
  • Multiple Network Surveys
  • Working with Figures

Points with Connective Codes

  • Field Codes
  • Survey Data – Figures
  • Figure Prefix Database
  • Survey Data – Line Code
  • Adjusting Figures
  • Translating a Survey Database

  • Point Settings
  • Creating COGO Points
  • Transparent Commands
  • Importing and Exporting Points
  • Point Groups
  • Reviewing and Editing Points
  • Locking and Unlocking Points
  • Point Reports
  • Filtering a Survey Database


  • Surface Process
  • Surface Properties
  • Surface Data
  • Breaklines and Boundaries
  • Surface Editing
  • Surface Analysis Tools
  • Surface Labels
  • Surface Analysis Display

Field to Finish

  • Field to Finish Overview
  • Fieldwork Review
  • Civil 3D Settings
  • Survey Toolspace
  • Drawing Production
  • Project Workflow
  • Share Civil 3D Data

Additional Tools

  • Least Squares
  • Creating a Least Squares Survey
  • Querying Survey Database Points with the Survey Command Window

Connecting to Geospatial Data

  • Introduction to the Planning and Analysis Workspace
  • Coordinate Systems
  • Geospatial Data Connection
  • Create a Surface from GIS Data

Additional Surface Tools

  • Surface Volume Calculations
  • Point Cloud Surface Extraction
  • Creating a Point Coud Surface
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