AutoCAD Civil 3D training
Civil 3D Essentials training

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Key details

Key details

Civil 3D training course for beginners, teaching techniques for civil design, transportation work, land planning and development.

Civil 3D is the de facto standard software for civil engineering and design. It provides everything you need for surveying, mapping, design, documentation and analysis. It offers easy integration with InfraWorks, Revit Structure and more, and supports BIM workflows.

Our Civil 3D Essentials course provides a thorough grounding in the application and its key features. The topics covered include:

  • Working with point data.
  • Surface modelling.
  • Developing sites.
  • Modelling roads, corridors and pipe networks.
  • Data sharing, presentation and visualisations.

Typical delegates include civil engineers, land planners and surveyors.

Civil 3D Essentials training is available on-request only, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed’ course for your group. We don’t currently offer scheduled (public) Civil 3D courses. We can host the training at one of our centres, or your venue anywhere in the UK. Please contact us for a quote.

As we’d be hosting this course exclusively for you/your group, the training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing in Civil 3D.

Accredited Civil 3D training

Armada is an Autodesk Authorised Training Centre (ATC), and our Civil 3D courses are accredited by Autodesk.

Civil 3D courses are hosted by Philip Madeley, an Autodesk Certified Instructor, industry expert and Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

How will I learn?

Civil 3D training is hands-on and practical.

Our trainers teach the necessary theory then demonstrate techniques step-by-step. You then practice the techniques taught on a computer running Civil 3D.

There is plenty of time to ask questions, and you can take away all the files you create.

Training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • A comprehensive training guide for Civil 3D, to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher afterwards.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful completion of an accredited Civil 3D training course. This is emailed to delegates directly from Autodesk. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

After course support

Following Civil 3D training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their Civil 3D trainer to help with any post-course issues.

Prerequisites

Delegates must have a working knowledge of an Autodesk CAD application, such as AutoCAD or Revit. If you don’t have this knowledge, we recommend you attending AutoCAD Essentials training first.

Civil 3D version

Training can be based on any recent version of Civil 3D to suit you.

 

General information

General information

Course times

Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.

As we’d be hosting this course for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.

Payment

Payment for Civil 3D training can be made bank transfer or card. View training course payment options.

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies.

Accommodation

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Cancellations

If a company or delegate cancels an Civil 3D training course booking giving less than 10 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

 

Expert trainer

Expert trainer

Philip Madeley

Civil 3D trainer Philip Madeley

Civil 3D courses are hosted by Philip Madeley.

Philip is a time-served Civil Engineering Surveyor. He has over 35 years’ experience of working with maps, survey data and surface models, and he’s been a member of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors for 30 years, 18 as a Fellow.

For the last 20 years, Philip has concentrated on delivering training and providing consultancy in civil engineering design systems. He is a long-standing Autodesk-accredited instructor who focuses on their Civil 3D and AutoCAD Map 3D applications.

Philip’s approach to training is practical. He loves to utilise his knowledge and experience to show delegates how they can make best use of the software on their own projects.

Away from training, Philip’s interests are photography, and watching rugby and cricket. He also does voluntary work, and describes himself as an all-round lover of life.

Course content

Course content

Getting Started with Civil 3D

  • Windows on the Model
  • It’s All About Style
  • The Underlying Engine
  • Labeling Lines and Curves
  • Creating Curves
  • Using Transparent Commands
  • Using Inquiry Commands
  • Establishing Drawing Settings

Data Input

  • Survey:
    • The Survey Tab
    • Exploring the Survey Database
    • Using the Figure Prefix Database
    • Using the Survey Data Wizard
    • Automatic line generation from
    • Points and Code Sets
  • Points:
    • Anatomy of a Point
    • Creating Basic Points
    • Basic Point Editing
    • Point Styles
    • Point Label Styles
    • Point Tables
    • User-Defined Properties

Surface Modelling

  • Creating Surfaces in Civil 3D
  • Refining and Editing Surfaces
  • Surface Styling and Analysis
  • Comparing Surfaces
  • Labeling the Surface
  • Calculating Volume from two surfaces
  • Creating Isopachyte surface
  • Viewing and analysing Isopachyte surfaces

Pipes and Pipe Networks

  • Parts Lists and Part Builder:
    • Planning a Typical Pipe Network – a Sanitary Sewer Example
    • The Part Catalog
    • Part Builder
    • Part Styles
    • Part Rules
    • Parts List
  • Pipe Networks:
    • Defining property and location Exploring Pipe Networks
    • Pipe Network Object Types
    • Creating a Sanitary Sewer Network
    • Changing Flow Direction
    • Editing a Pipe Network
    • Creating an Alignment from Network Parts
    • Drawing Parts in Profile View
    • Adding Pipe Network Labels
    • Creating an Interference Check between a Storm and Sanitary Pipe Network

Alignments and Corridors

  • Profiles:
    • Elevate Me
    • Profile Display and Stylization
    • A Better Point of View
    • Profile Utilities
    • Editing Profile Views
  • Corridors:
    • Understanding Corridors
    • Creating a Simple Road Corridor
    • Corridor Anatomy
    • Adding a Surface Target for Daylighting
    • Applying a Hatch Pattern to a Corridor
    • Creating a Corridor Surface
    • Performing a Volume Calculation
    • Creating a Corridor with a Lane Widening
  • Alignments:
    • Creating a Horizontal Alignment
    • Creating a Profile from an Alignment
    • Vertical Alignments
    • Offset Alignments
    • Using Widened Alignments
    • Editing and refining Alignment Geometry
  • Assemblies and Subassemblies:
    • Subassemblies
    • Building Assemblies
    • Working with Generic Subassemblies
    • Working with Daylight Subassemblies
    • Saving Subassemblies and Assemblies for Later Use
  • Intersections and roundabouts:
    • Getting Creative with Corridor Models
    • Using Alignment and Profile Targets to Model a Roadside Swale
    • Modeling a Peer-Road Intersection
    • Modeling a Cul-de-sac
    • Modeling a Widening with an Assembly Offset
    • Using a Feature Line as a Width and Elevation Target
  • Cross Sections and Mass Haul:
    • The Corridor
    • Lining Up for Samples
    • Creating the Views
    • Creating a Single-Section View
    • It’s a Material World
    • A Little More Sampling

Grading

  • Working with Grading Feature Lines
  • Grading Objects

Data Sharing and Presentation

  • Data Shortcuts:
    • What Are Data Shortcuts?
    • Publishing Data Shortcut Files
    • Using Data Shortcuts
  • LDT and LandXML:
    • What Is LandXML?
    • Handling Inbound Data
    • Sharing the Model
  • Quantity Takeoff:
    • AutoCAD 3D Modelling Workspace
    • Handling Inbound Data
    • Sharing the Model
  • Plan Production:
    • Preparing for Plan Sets
    • Prerequisite Components
    • Using View Frames and Match Lines
    • Creating Plan & Profile Sheets
    • Creating Section Sheets
    • Supporting Components
  • Visualisation:
    • AutoCAD 3D Modelling Workspace
    • Handling Inbound Data
    • Sharing the Model
Certification exams

Certification exams

When you attend Civil 3D training at Armada, you’re not assessed. Our courses have been developed to teach you skills you can use in the real world, not pass an exam. Separately, and in addition to our training, you have the option of taking a certification exam that leads to an industry-recognised credential in Civil 3D.

For Civil 3D, there is just one level of exam available: Autodesk Certified Professional.

Successful candidates receive:

  • A personalised e-certificate (PDF) from Autodesk confirming their Civil 3D-certified status.
  • An official Autodesk-Certified badge that you can use to market your skills, e.g. on your business cards, in your email signature, on your website, etc.
  • The option of appearing in Autodesk’s publicly-accessible database of certified Civil 3D users.

Autodesk Certified Professional (ACP) exam in Civil 3D

Covers a broad range of skills and requires you to perform more complex tasks and design challenges in Civil 3D.

  • Qualification: Autodesk Certified Professional in Civil 3D.
  • Cost of exam: £150 + VAT per candidate.
  • Length of exam: 2 hours.
  • Recommended preparation: Attend Civil 3D Essentials training, and have 400+ hours’ experience using the application.
  • Further details: download exam guide.

Practice test

If you book an exam with us, a practice test is available. The test reflects the questions you’re likely to be asked in your exam; you can take this test online from home.

The test has two modes:

  • Testing mode, which replicates your exam.
  • Training mode, which provides step-by-step help on questions.

The practice test fee is £45 + VAT.

The practice test can be retaken up to 100 times in a one-year period.

When can I take my exam?

You can take your exam in one of our monthly exam days.

2018 exam dates: 29 Jun, 17 Aug, 14 Sep, 18 Oct, 16 Nov, 14 Dec.

Start time: 2pm.

Location

Exam sessions are hosted at our Saxon Business Park, Bromsgrove centre; from mid-2018, they’ll be available at our Milton Keynes centre.

Further details about Autodesk certification can be found at:

Testimonials
“Very good course! I now have a much better understanding of the basics of Civil 3D and feel it will help me on future projects!”

Benjamin W

“I just wanted to thank you very much for sending your trainer to Scotland, the delegates got through everything they wanted and more, great trainer and great course!”

Steven N