Preliminary Site Design in Civil 3D

Civil 3D is the world’s leading software for Residential Site Design projects, but all too often users struggle with the complexity and sheer number of different tools it offers to complete these designs. This one-of-a-kind course focuses not just on the Civil 3D tools, but on the full design and development process involved with a Preliminary Site project. The instructor will take students through best practices for developing access roads, parcels, site grading, and development of detailed surfaces by having them develop an example Preliminary Site from start to finish throughout all sessions.

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.

Recording: Registrants for this course will receive access to a recording of each session for 48 consecutive hours. Access will start the next business day after the session ends. 

Must attend all four sessions. 

Session 1: Residential Road Layout

  • Site Design Definitions & Concepts

  • Understanding Civil 3D Sites

  • Creating & Labeling Centerline Alignments

  • Alignment Offsets & Widenings

  • Alignment Design Controls and Rules


Session 2: Parcel Layout

  • Understanding Parcel Concepts

  • Dynamic Parcel Layout

  • Other Parcel Types

  • Editing Parcels

  • Parcel Reporting


Session 3: Preliminary Grading Design

  • Understanding Feature Lines

  • Creating Feature Lines from existing objects

  • Creating New Feature Lines

  • Using Stepped Offsets

  • Editing Feature Lines

  • Adding Feature Lines to Surfaces

  • Dynamic interaction of Feature Lines and Surfaces


Session 4: Preliminary Surface Design

  • Understanding Surfaces

  • Setting Surface Display & Labeling

  • Controlling Contour Display Styles

  • Surface Data Labeling

  • Understanding Surface Definition Items

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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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