This hands-on reference and tutorial from two Civil 3D and engineering experts is your gateway to immediate productivity with the leading civil engineering software. The authors' in-depth explanations will have you quickly up to speed on the basics, give you a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of building, and show you how to best use the software in professional, real-world environments.
The book begins with an overview of the Civil 3D interface and all its core tools, styles, and key concepts. From there, it offers detailed discussions and practical tutorials on lines and arcs, points, surveying, parcels, surfaces, alignments, corridors, grading, pipes, project management, and much more. It's your perfect, focused guide for becoming quickly productive with Civil 3D.
Understand Civil 3D's interface, core features, and key capabilities
Draw fences, walls, and property lines with the Lines/Curves menu
Dynamically label components, maintain geometries, and pull project data
Power through more design iterations in less time and create better site plans
Design cul-de-sacs, subdivision lots, or boundary segments with Parcels
Manage Alignments and lay down road centerlines, pond berms, and more
Collaborate across the project team with helpful Data Shortcuts
Dig deeper with more than 40 bonus exercises in the Appendix
Access the book's supporting website at www.sybex.com/go/IntroducingCivil3D2009 for all the files you need to complete the tutorials, as well as impressive examples of professional designs.