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UntitledGetting Started
April 2008237A1-050000-PM01A
© 2008 Autodesk, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by Autodesk, Inc., this publication, or parts thereof, may not be reproduced in any form, by any method, for any purpose. Certain materials included in this publication are reprinted with the permission of the copyright holder.
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Published By: Autodesk, Inc. 111 Mclnnis Parkway San Rafael, CA 94903, USA
Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Installing on a Single Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Installing on a Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Highlights of AutoCAD Civil 3D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 What’s New in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Project Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Survey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pipe Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Alignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Corridors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Mass Haul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Google Earth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Hydraulics and Hydrology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Sample Data Provided with the Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Tutorial Drawing Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Getting Started Guide Drawing Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Best Practices Guide Drawing Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Sample Drawing Templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Learning How to Use AutoCAD Civil 3D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
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Getting Started Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Online Tutorials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Help System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Civil 3D Best Practices Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Moving from Land Desktop to Civil 3D Guide . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Skill Builders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Autodesk Training Programs and Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Chapter 2 Designing with Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Object Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Object Relationships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Object Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Toolspace for Object Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Prospector Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Settings Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Survey Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Toolbox Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Menu Standardization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Shortcut Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Layout Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Consistent Editing Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Item View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Grips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Panorama Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Property Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 AutoCAD Properties Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Exercise: Familiarization Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Standard Controls for Styles and Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Precision Layout Strategies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Object Building Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Corridors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Pipe Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Chapter 3 Using Styles and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Managing Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Types of Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Object Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Label Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Managing Label Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Table Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Table Tags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Band Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Profile and Section View Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Using Styles with Layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Label Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
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Table Creation and Label Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Object Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Exercise: Object and Label Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Chapter 4 Designing Drawing Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Creating Templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Drawing Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Layer Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Object Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Label Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Plan Production Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Enhancing Drawings with Visualization Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Exercise: Drawing Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Chapter 5 Managing Project Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 The Collaborative Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Autodesk Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Access to Autodesk Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Autodesk Vault Set Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Database Projects and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 User Accounts and Roles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
External References (xrefs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Data Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Exercise: Creating a Data Shortcut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Chapter 6 Getting Started Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Parcels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Alignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Sections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Pipe Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Corridors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Survey . . .…