Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 –Autodesk Official  Press - C Davenport

Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 –Autodesk Official Press

Utilize AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 for a real-world workflow with these expert tricks and tips Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 is a complete, detailed reference and tutorial for Autodesk's extremely popular and robust civil engineering software. Les mer
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Utilize AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 for a real-world workflow with these expert tricks and tips Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 is a complete, detailed reference and tutorial for Autodesk's extremely popular and robust civil engineering software. With straightforward explanations, real-world examples, and practical tutorials, this invaluable guide walks you through everything you need to know to be productive. The focus is on real-world applications in professional environments, with all datasets available for download, and thorough coverage helps you prepare for the AutoCAD Civil 3D certification exam with over an hour's worth of video on crucial tips and techniques. You'll learn how to navigate the software and use essential tools, and how to put it all together in the context of a real-world project. In-depth discussion covers surveying, alignments, surface, grading, cross sections and more, and instructor support materials provide an ideal resource for training and education. This book will take you from beginner to pro, so you can get the most out of AutoCAD Civil 3D every step of the way.
* Understand key concepts and get acquainted with the interface * Create, edit, and display all elements of a project * Learn everything you need to know for the certification exam * Download the datasets and start designing right away With expert insight, tips, and techniques, Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 helps you become productive from the very beginning.
Forlag: Sybex Inc.,U.S.
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9781119059745
Format: 25 x 19 cm

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Introduction xxiii Chapter 1 The Basics 1 The Interface 1 Toolspace 6 Panorama 34 Contextual Ribbon Tab 35 Civil 3D Templates 36 Starting New Projects 37 Importing Styles 40 Command Settings 43 Creating Lines 45 COGO Line Commands 46 Direction-Based Line Commands 48 Re-Creating a Deed Using Line Tools 54 Creating Curves 55 Standard Curves 56 Best-Fit Entities 62 Attaching Multiple Entities 65 Adding Line and Curve Labels 65 Using Transparent Commands 66 Standard Transparent Commands 67 Matching Transparent Commands 68 The Bottom Line 70 Chapter 2 Survey 73 Setting Up the Databases 73 Survey Database Defaults 74 The Equipment Databas e77 The Figure Prefix Database 78 The Linework Code Set Database 80 Configuring Description Keys for Point Import 82 Creating a Description Key Set 84 Creating Description Keys 85 Activating a Description Key Set 88 Understanding the Survey Database 90 Working with Survey Networks 98 Other Methods of Manipulating Survey Data 104 Other Survey Features 108 The Astronomic Direction Calculator 108 The Geodetic Calculator 108 The Mapcheck Report 109 The Coordinate Geometry Editor 110 Using Inquiry Commands 114 The Bottom Line 117 Chapter 3 Points 119 Anatomy of a Point 119 COGO Points vs Survey Points 120 Creating Basic Points 121 Point Settings 121 Importing Points from a Text File 125 Converting Points from Non Civil 3D Sources 128 A Closer Look at the Create Points Toolbar 133 Basic Point Editing 141 Graphic Point Edits 141 Panorama and Prospector Point Edits 142 Point Groups: Don t Skip This Section! 143 Changing Point Elevations 148 Point Tables 150 User-Defined Properties 151 The Bottom Line 155 Chapter 4 Surfaces 157 Understanding Surface Basics 157 Creating Surfaces 159 Creating a Surface with Point Groups 161 Adding Breaklines 162 Adding Boundaries 166 Additional Surface Creation Methods 173 Surface from LandXML Files 173 Surface from DEM Files 176 Surface from GIS Data 180 Surfaces from Polylines 184 Refining and Editing Surfaces 187 Surface Properties 188 Manual Surface Edits 195 Surface Analysis 204 Elevation Banding 204 Slopes and Slope Arrows 209 Visibility Checker 211 Comparing Surfaces 213 TIN Volume Surface 213 Labeling the Surface 218 Contour Labeling 218 Additional Surface Label Types 220 Point Cloud Surfaces 223 Importing a Point Cloud 224 Working with Point Clouds 227 Creating a Point Cloud Surface 227 The Bottom Line 229 Chapter 5 Parcels 231 Introduction to Sites 231 Think Outside of the Lot 231 Creating a New Site 238 Creating a Boundary Parcel 240 Using Parcel Creation Tools 242 Creating a Right-of-Way Parcel 245 Adding a Cul-de-Sac Parcel 247 Creating Subdivision Lot Parcels Using Precise Sizing Tools 250 Attached Parcel Segments 250 Parcel Sizing Settings 251 Parcel Sizing Tools 252 Editing Parcels by Deleting Parcel Segments 263 Best Practices for Parcel Creation 265 Forming Parcels from Segments 265 Parcels Reacting to Site Objects 266 Constructing Parcel Segments with the Appropriate Vertices 271 Labeling Parcel Areas 273 Labeling Parcel Segments 277 Labeling Multiple-Parcel Segments 278 Labeling Spanning Segments 280 Adding Curve Tags to Prepare for Table Creation 282 Creating a Table for Parcel Segments 284 The Bottom Line 286 Chapter 6 Alignments 287 Alignment Concepts287 Alignments and Sites 287 Alignment Entities 287 Creating an Alignment 289 Creating from a Line, Arc, or Polyline 290 Creating by Layout 296 Best-Fit Alignments 302 Reverse and Compound Curve Creation 307 Creating with Design Constraints and Check Sets 309 Editing Alignment Geometry 313 Grip Editing 314 Tabular Design 315 Component-Level Editing 317 Understanding Alignment Constraints 318 Changing Alignment Components 322 Alignments as Objects 323 Alignment Properties 324 The Right Station 327 Assigning Design Speeds 330 Labeling Alignments 332 Alignment Tables 336 The Bottom Line 339 Chapter 7 Profiles and Profile Views 341 The Elevation Element 341 Surface Sampling 342 Layout Profi les 351 The Best-Fit Profile 363 Creating a Profile from a File 364 Editing Profiles 366 Grip-Editing Profiles 366 Editing Profiles Using Profile Layout Parameters 367 Editing Profiles Using Profile Grid View 369 Component-Level Editing 370 Other Profile Edits 372 Profile Views 375 Creating Profile Views during Sampling 376 Creating Profile Views Manually 376 Splitting Views 377 Editing Profile Views 386 Profile View Properties 386 Profile View Labeling Styles 399 Profile Labels 400 Applying Labels 401 Using Profile Label Sets 403 Profile Utilities 404 Superimposing Profiles 404 Projecting Objects in Profile View 405 Creating a Quick Profile 408 The Bottom Line 409 Chapter 8 Assemblies and Subassemblies 411 Subassemblies 411 The Tool Palettes 411 The Corridor Modeling Catalogs 413 Adding Subassemblies to a Tool Palette 413 Building Assemblies 414 Creating a Typical Road Assembly 415 Subassembly Components 423 Jumping into Help 424 Commonly Used Subassemblies 426 Editing an Assembly 429 Creating Assemblies for Non-road Uses 432 Specialized Subassemblies 437 Using Generic Links 438 Daylighting with Generic Links 441 Working with Daylight Subassemblies 442 Advanced Assemblies 448 Offset Assemblies 448 Marked Points Used with Partner Subassemblies 448 Organizing Your Assemblies 450 Storing a Customized Subassembly on a Tool Palette 450 Storing a Completed Assembly on a Tool Palette 452 The Bottom Line 453 Chapter 9 Basic Corridors 455 Understanding Corridors 455 Recognizing Corridor Components 456 Working with Corridor Feature Lines 470 Understanding Targets 476 Using Target Alignments and Profiles 476 Editing Sections 483 Creating a Corridor Surface 486 The Corridor Surface 486 Corridor Surface Creation Fundamentals 487 Adding a Surface Boundary 491 Performing a Volume Calculation 497 Building Nonroad Corridors 498 The Bottom Line 502 Chapter 10 Advanced Corridors, Intersections, and Roundabouts 505 Using Multiregion Baselines 505 Modeling a Cul-de-Sac 508 Using Multiple Baselines 508 Establishing EOP Design Profiles 510 Putting the Pieces Together 512 Troubleshooting Your Cul-de-Sac 516 Moving Up to Intersections 518 Using the Intersection Wizard 520 Creating Intersections Manually 532 Troubleshooting Your Intersection 539 Finishing Off Your Corridor 541 Using an Assembly Offset 543 Understanding Corridor Utilities 550 Using Corridor Utilities in Practice 551 Using a Feature Line as a Width and Elevation Target 554 Tackling Roundabouts: The Mount Everest of Corridors 561 Drainage First 561 Roundabout Alignments 562 Center Design 569 Profiles for All 570 Tie It All Together 571 Finishing Touches 572 The Bottom Line 575 Chapter 11 Superelevation 577 Preparing for Superelevation 577 Critical Stations 577 Design Criteria Files 579 Ready Your Alignment 583 Super Assemblies 583 Applying Superelevation to the Design 589 Start with the Alignment 589 Transition Station Overlap 593 Calculating Cants for Rail 597 Preparing for Cants 597 Creating a Rail Assembly 598 Applying Cant to the Alignment 600 Superelevation and Cant Views 601 Using a Superelevation View to Edit Data 602 The Bottom Line 605 Chapter 12 Cross Sections and Mass Haul 607 Section Workflow 607 Comparing Sample Lines and Frequency Lines 607 Creating Sample Lines 608 Editing the Swath Width of a Sample Line Group 612 Creating Section Views 615 Creating a Single-Section View 616 Creating Multiple Section Views 619 Section Views and Annotation Scale 621 Calculating and Reporting Volumes 626 Computing Materials 628 Creating a Volume Table in the Drawing 629 Adding Soil Factors to a Materials List 630 Generating a Volume Report 632 Adding Section View Final Touches 632 Adding Data with Sample More Sources 632 Adding Cross-Section Labels 633 Using Mass Haul Diagrams 636 Taking a Closer Look at the Mass Haul Diagram 636 Creating a Mass Haul Diagram 637 Editing a Mass Haul Diagram 639 The Bottom Line 640 Chapter 13 Pipe Networks 643 Setting Up a Pipe Network 643 Understanding Parts List Waste Water Systems 644 Planning a Typical Pipe Network 645 Using Part Rules 646 Putting Your Parts List Together 654 Creating a Waste Water Network 658 Establishing Pipe Network Parameters 659 Using the Network Layout Creation Tools 660 Creating a Storm Drainage Pipe Network from a Feature Line 669 Editing a Pipe Network 671 Changing Flow Direction 672 Editing Your Network in Plan View 673 Using the Pipe Network Vista Effectively 675 Editing Using the Pipe Networks Contextual Tab 676 Editing with the Network Layout Tools Toolbar 681 Creating an Alignment from Network Parts 684 Drawing Parts in Profile View 686 Editing Pipe Networks in Profile View Using Grips 688 Removing a Part from Profile View 690 Showing Pipes That Cross the Profile View 691 Adding Pipe Network Labels 693 Creating a Labeled Pipe Network Profile with Crossings 694 Using Pipe and Structure Labels 696 Creating an Interference Check 697 Creating Pipe Tables 700 Exploring the Table Creation Dialog 700 The Table Panel Tools 704 Setting and Using a Pressure Pipes Network 705 Pressure Network Parts List 705 Creating a Pressure Network 710 Using Design Checks 720 Understanding Part Builder722 Part Builder Orientation 724 Understanding the Organization of Part Builder 724 Exploring Part Families 727 Adding a Part Size Using Part Builder 728 Sharing a Custom Part 731 Adding an Arch Pipe to Your Part Catalog 731 The Bottom Line 732 Chapter 14 Grading 735 Working with Grading Feature Lines 735 Accessing Grading Feature-Line Tools 735 Creating Grading Feature Lines 737 Editing Feature Line Information 743 Labeling Feature Lines 767 Grading Objects 768 Creating Gradings 769 Using Gradings for Interim Surfaces 775 Finishing Touches 778 The Bottom Line 782 Chapter 15 Plan Production 785 Preparing for Plan Sets 785 Prerequisite Components 785 Using View Frames and Match Lines 786 The Create View Frames Wizard 787 Creating View Frames 795 Editing View Frames and Match Lines 797 Creating Plan and Profile Sheets 801 The Create Sheets Wizard 801 Managing Sheets 807 Creating Section Sheets 813 Creating Multiple Section Views 813 Creating Section Sheets 818 Drawing Templates 819 The Bottom Line 822 Chapter 16 Advanced Workflows 825 Data Shortcuts 825 Getting Started 827 Setting a Working Folder and Data Shortcut Folder 827 Creating Data Shortcuts 830 Creating a Data Reference 832 Updating References 839 Sharing Data with a Non Civil 3D World 849 Delivering DWG Formats 849 Using LandXML 851 The Bottom Line 853 Chapter 17 Quantity Takeoffff 855 Employing Pay Item Files 855 Pay Item Favorites 856 Searching for Pay Items 859 Keeping Tabs on the Model 863 AutoCAD Objects as Pay Items 863 Pricing Your Corridor 865 Pipes and Structures as Pay Items 870 Highlighting Pay Items 876 Inventorying Your Pay Items 878 The Bottom Line 881 Chapter 18 Label Styles 883 Label Styles 883 General Labels 883 Frequently Seen Tabs 884 General Note Labels 899 Point Label Styles 902 Line and Curve Labels 906 Single Segment Labels 906 Spanning Segment Labels 907 Curve Labels 908 Pipe and Structure Labels 911 Pipe Labels 911 Structure Labels 913 Profi le and Alignment Labels 917 Label Sets 917 Alignment Labels 918 Advanced Style Types 935 Table Styles 936 Code Set Styles 938 The Bottom Line 950 Chapter 19 Object Styles 951 Getting Started with Object Styles 951 Frequently Seen Tabs 954 General Settings 957 Point and Marker Object Styles 958 Creating Linear Object Styles 962 Alignment Styles 964 Parcel Styles 966 Feature Line Styles 966 Creating Surface Styles 967 Contour Styles 968 Triangles and Points Surface Styles 972 Analysis Styles 975 Creating Pipe and Structure Styles 979 Pipe Styles 979 Structure Styles 986 Creating Profile View Styles 990 Profile View Bands 998 Creating Section View Styles 1001 Group Plot Styles 1003 The Bottom Line 1007 Appendix A The Bottom Line 1009 Chapter 1: The Basics 1009 Chapter 2: Survey 1011 Chapter 3: Points 1014 Chapter 4: Surfaces 1017 Chapter 5: Parcels 1020 Chapter 6: Alignments 1023 Chapter 7: Profiles and Profile Views 1026 Chapter 8: Assemblies and Subassemblies 1030 Chapter 9: Basic Corridors 1031 Chapter 10: Advanced Corridors, Intersections, and Roundabouts 1034 Chapter 11: Superelevation 1035 Chapter 12: Cross Sections and Mass Haul 1038 Chapter 13: Pipe Networks 1040 Chapter 14: Grading 1043 Chapter 15: Plan Production 1046 Chapter 16: Advanced Workflows 1049 Chapter 17: Quantity Takeoff 1050 Chapter 18: Label Styles 1052 Chapter 19: Object Styles 1055 Appendix B Certification 1059 Index 1063
Cyndy Davenport has been working in the land development industry for 28 years. A veteran of design technology management, implementation, training, and support, she has earned numerous certifications in various Autodesk products over the years. Cyndy has spoken several times at Autodesk University and blogs occasionally at Ishka Voiculescu is an engineer with the City of Austin Public Works. He has extensive experience using Autodesk Suite products for planning, design, and visualization. Ishka belongs to various engineering groups, is active both in the social networks and community forums, and blogs at