Takes you through a complete project using Autodesk Civil 3D. It is 337 pages long, organized into 9 chapters. Beginning with importing GIS data and survey points, continuing through creating surfaces and parcels, and concluding with road design, grading, and exporting points for staking, it is largely exercise based, proving step-by-step procedures for many common tasks.
One of the most important features in Civil 3D is Styles. Styles control the display, labeling, and in some cases the geometric properties of Civil 3D objects. This book exposes you to many different object and label styles as you work through the project, teaching you the concepts within the context of an ordinary workflow.
Since many of you will be transitioning from Land Desktop, many tips are included to make this process easier.
Features and Benefits of All Cadapult Books:
- Lessons build upon one another using a contiguous dataset, providing consistency through the entire book
- Skills learned through easy-to-follow, step-by-step procedures
- Sequential exercises that follow one logical, real-world example project
- Flexible datasets allow you to “skip ahead” to a relevant lesson, or use as an on-demand reference guide
- Detailed explanations and chapter summaries facilitate learning and retention
- Written by instructors with decades of industry and teaching experience
- Tested and refined in classrooms with a broad cross-section of students
Author: Rick Ellis
Meet the Author
Rick Ellis, who is the president of Cadapult Software Solutions, Inc, Rick provides training and consulting services to clients around the country helping them get the most out of their design software investment.
Rick specializes in AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Land Desktop, and AutoCAD Raster Design.
He is a member of the Autodesk Developer Network. He is the author of several books including “Digging Into AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010”, “Digging Deeper Into AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008”, “Digging Into Autodesk Land Desktop 2006” and “Digging Into AutoCAD Map 3D 2010”, co-author of “Introducing Autodesk Civil 3D”, a select author for CAD Digest, and an instructor for the AUGI training program.