This hands-on reference and tutorial from two Civil 3D and engineering experts is your gateway to immediate productivity with Civil 3D 2010. The authors' in-depth explanations bring you quickly up to speed on Civil 3D 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 starts with a thorough look at the Civil 3D environment and its core tools, styles, and concepts, then offers detailed discussions and clear-cut tutorials on lines and arcs, points, surveying, parcels, surfaces, alignments, corridors, grading, pipes, project management, and much more. It's the perfect, practical guide to help you become a Civil 3D expert.
Understand Civil 3D 2010'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
Improve stormwater analysis and simulation with enhanced functionality
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
Access the book's supporting website at www.sybex.com/go/introducingcivil3d2010 and find all the files you need to complete the tutorials, as well as plenty of inspiring professional examples.