Virtual Classroom Training - Civil 3D Essentials Training Course



Our training task group has been working hard on optimising our current training courses for remote delivery. The technology that we use to deliver these courses has been specifically designed to ensure that the learning experience is just as effective as if you are in one of our training centres. The same experienced instructors that deliver our classroom courses deliver our virtual ones too. We limit the number of attendees to eight so that each one receives the right amount of individual support and attention. We are even able to observe how each attendee is progressing with the exercises we set them and steer them in the right direction when they need our help.

What do you get?

  • An instructor led training course, delivered across the web, packed with interactive demonstrations, hands-on exercises and plenty of time to ask questions.
  • 3 months post course technical support.

You will require an internet connection and a web browser to connect to our online courses. 

No previous CAD experience is necessary. However, drafting, design or engineering experience would be an advantage.

This course is designed to teach the essential elements of AutoCAD Civil 3D to new users.

Delegates should have a working knowledge of AutoCAD.It is also recommended that delegates have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows


Learn the essentials of AutoCAD Civil 3D in this three-day training course, intended to give users comprehensive experience with the features and benefits of AutoCAD Civil 3D. Hands-on exercises throughout the course to explore how to create Civil 3D models and associated outputs.

Note: We normally train on the latest version

During the course delegates will cover:

Day 1:

The Civil 3D Environment (basic introduction to the following)

  • Civil 3D foundation products (AutoCAD 2D & 3D, MAP 3D, Civil 3D)
  • Application Menu
  • Templates (including UKIE Template)
  • Workspace
  • Ribbon Menus
  • Toolspace (Prospector, Settings, Survey, Toolbox)
  • Change Style
  • Quick Profile
  • Drawing Area
  • Command Line
  • Panorama

Create and Analyse a Surface

  • Import a PENZ.csv file
  • Object Viewer
  • Quick Profile
  • Surface analysis (spot levels, slopes, contours, water drop, catchments, colour banding)
  • Change Style

Surface Editing and Filtering

  • Move, Edit point
  • Delete/Add Lines
  • Swap Edge
  • Add Breaklines
  • Create Surface Boundaries
  • Surface Definitions (exclude greater than, less than, by internal TIN angle etc.)

Create and Edit Feature Lines

  • Create Features Lines from Objects
  • Editing Feature Lines (Level Editor, Add Level Points, Quick Level Edit)

Create Grading

  • Grading Groups
  • Sites
  • Grading Toolbar
  • Grading Surfaces
  • Paste Surfaces
  • Grading Volumes tools
  • Grading Transitions and Infill

Create Realistic Views

  • Drape Image
  • Using Civil Multiview Block

Import Existing Ground Data

  • Import Survey Data using Linework Code Set
  • Create Point Styles and Point Label Styles
  • Create and Apply a Description Key Sets
  • Create and Apply a Figure Prefix Database
  • Create and Apply Point Groups
  • Edit Survey Points and Figures
  • Import Point Files
  • Create Points manually
  • Create Point Styles
  • Create Surface from drawing objects

Day 2:

Horizontal Alignment Design

  • Alignment from Objects
  • Alignments Design - IP Method
  • Use of Grip Edits
  • Grid View
  • Use of Transition Curves
  • Edit Alignment Styles and Label Styles

Vertical Profile Design

  • Create Surface Profile
  • Vertical Profile Design – IP Method
  • Edit the Profile View Parameters

Assembly Creation

  • Create Assemblies from Subassemblies
  • Editing Assemblies and Subassemblies

Corridor Creation

  • Create a simple corridor
  • Create a Corridor Surface
  • Extract Corridor Features

Analyse the Corridor

  • Cross Section Editor
  • Drive tool
  • Sight Distance

Corridor Surfaces and Volume Calculations

  • Corridor Surfaces
  • Corridor Boundaries
  • Volumes Surfaces
  • Using a Volume Surface for Cut/Fill analysis
  • Volumes Dashboard

Superelevation Design

  • Calculate Superelevation
  • Using the Superelevation Tabular Editor
  • Using the Superelevation View

Criteria Based Design

  • Horizontal and Vertical Design Checks
  • Horizontal and Vertical Design Criteria Files

    Day 3:

    Offset Alignments

    • Create Offset Alignments
    • Create Tapers and Widening

    Advanced Corridor Creation

    • Corridor Targeting
    • Corridor Regions
    • Corridor Frequencies

    Create Cross Sections

    • Create Sample Lines
    • Create Cross Section Sets
    • Annotate Sections

    Gravity Pipe Networks

    • Pipe Networks from Objects
    • Pipe Networks from Toolbar
    • Place Structures and Pipes
    • Edit Structures and Pipes
    • Add Labels to Structures and Pipes
    • Create Network Tables
    • Draw Network Parts in Profile
    • Draw Network parts in Cross Section

    Cross Sectional Volume Calculations

    • Take Off Criteria
    • Materials lists
    • Compute Materials
    • Material Volume Report and Tables

     Quantity Take Off

    • Import Rate Item Files
    • Import Categorisation Files
    • Create Take Off Item from Objects
    • Create Take Off from Enclosed Areas
    • Create Take Off items from corridors
    • Create Take Off Report

    Drawing Production

    • Create View Frame Groups
    • Create Sheets for Plans/Profiles
    • Create Section Sheets
    Sharing Dynamic Data
    • Data Shortcuts

    Assessment Exercise

    • Short exercise (30 mins) based on lessons learnt over the 3 days training


        Civil 3D Essentials Training Course pdf


        The entire Autodesk software portfolio is offered on a scheduled, private or customised basis at any of our dedicated training centres in seven locations across the UK.

        Each of our training suites is laid out classroom style for a maximum of 6 delegates.This class size ensures that the pace of the course is not adversely affected, learning is maximised and there is enough individual time for everyone with the trainer. Each person will have their own PC with the appropriate course software installed and will be given a copy of any relevant course material.

        Lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the course.

        Training Centre locations:




        A brilliant course and ideal for any person

        A brilliant course and ideal for any person. A great tutor who helps you in every aspect of understanding workflows, processes and design. Overall a fantastic course

        Alex Harvey - Bolton At Home



        I learned a lot of useful new skills and I would definitely recommend to colleagues.

        Really enjoyed the training, I learned a lot of useful new skills and I would definitely recommend to colleagues. Lovely staff and trainer, great facilities. Thanks!

        Tecomak Environmental Services Ltd



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