Civil 3D – Site Design Simplified

Developing site design controls and surfaces in Civil 3D is a vital skill set, but it’s one that’s all too often left to a “learn as you go” process. Civil 3D provides designers with a powerful set of tools to generate fast, detailed, and reliable site conditions for both existing and proposed surfaces. This class will cover all site related processes in Civil 3D from understanding surface components to advanced Grading and Subdivision design tools.


This eight (8) hour course is delivered in four (4), two-hour long sessions that students can attend online, right from their own desk. A live instructor will explain the detailed functions, and address questions as the class progresses.

Note: Instructor will present using Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2020. Students who wish to follow along with instructor are encouraged to use the same version.

Must attend all four sessions. 

Session 1: Surfaces Made Simple

  • Understanding Surfaces

  • Setting Surface Labels/Display

  • Controlling Contour Display Styles

  • Creating/Modifying Surface Display Styles

  • Creating/Modifying Surface Label Styles

  • Adding Contour Labels

  • Adding Point Labels


Session 2: Surface Component Controls

  • Adding Points/Point Groups

  • Adding Boundaries

  • Adding/Editing Surface Points

  • Adding/Editing Breaklines

  • Swap Edges and Smooth Surfaces

  • Reviewing Surface Details/Information


Session 3: Grading Design Tools

  • Understanding Feature Lines

  • Creating Feature Lines from existing objects

  • Creating New Feature Lines

  • Using Stepped Offsets

  • What are Grading Objects

  • Creating simple Grading Objects

  • Dynamic interaction of Grading Objects

  • Building surfaces from Grading Objects


Session 4: Subdivision Grading

  • Creating Dynamic Parcel Layouts

  • Editing Parcels

  • Controlling Parcel and distance/bearing labels

  • Adding custom fields (addresses) to Parcels

  • Generating Parcel Reports/Legends

  • Extracting Feature Lines from Corridors

  • Working with Feature Lines

  • Creating side lot controls with Feature Lines

  • Using Grading Objects to daylight rear yards

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$395 per person
8 CPC credits

ON DEMAND: Civil 3D – Site Design Simplified

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We also offer this training for individual firms who want to arrange a group session at a time that's convenient for them. Group rates are available. Contact us to schedule a group session.

ZenTek, LLC is approved by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors to offer CPC (also known as CEC/PDH depending on your state) credits for AutoCAD Civil 3D training courses. 

Online Training Cancellation Policy

Registration may be modified or cancelled at no charge up to 24 hours prior to the start of class. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the start of class will result in a cancellation fee of 50% of the quoted tuition. No refunds will be given once a class has begun. ZenTek reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a course for any reason.

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