AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 Essentials by Eric Chappell.
CHAPTER 1 Navigating the AutoCAD Civil 3D User Interface
CHAPTER 2 Leveraging a Dynamic Environment
CHAPTER 3 Establishing Existing Conditions Using Survey Data
CHAPTER 4 Modeling the Existing Terrain Using Surfaces
CHAPTER 5 Designing in 2D Using Alignments
CHAPTER 6 Displaying and Annotating Alignments
CHAPTER 7 Designing Vertically Using Profiles
CHAPTER 8 Displaying and Annotating Profiles
CHAPTER 9 Designing in 3D Using Corridors
CHAPTER 10 Creating Cross Sections of the Design
CHAPTER 11 Displaying and Annotating Sections
CHAPTER 12 Designing and Analyzing Boundaries Using Parcels
CHAPTER 13 Displaying and Annotating Parcels
CHAPTER 14 Designing Gravity Pipe Networks
CHAPTER 15 Designing Pressure Pipe Networks
CHAPTER 16 Displaying and Annotating Pipe Networks
CHAPTER 17 Designing New Terrain
CHAPTER 18 Analyzing, Displaying, and Annotating Surfaces
CHAPTER 19 From Design to Construction
What’s New In This Book?
If you already own AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Essentials, you’ll be happy to know that AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 Essentials has been updated to address important changes in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014. In addition to this, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 Essentials goes into more depth on pressure pipe design—the newest feature set in AutoCAD Civil 3D. In fact, so much information was added that a new chapter was created (Chapter 15) that is completely devoted to pressure pipe design.
Another difference you will see in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 Essentials is a greater focus on working in 3D. Many of the exercise drawings are set up with multiple viewports that show your design in top-down or plan view as well as in 3D view. Many of the tasks you are asked to complete will be done within the 3D view, and in many instances you will be able to see the results of your actions in their full 3D glory. Why is this important? To perform civil engineering and survey design, you will need to be comfortable working in a 3D environment. These changes will help you accomplish that.
As with last year’s version, videos have been made available that show the author completing the exercises in the “Essentials and Beyond” section at the end of each chapter. The difference this year is that a new set of videos for version 2014 has been provided. You can access these videos at www.sybex.com/ go/civil3d2014essentials and use them to compare your results with the author’s, and gain some additional insight about alternate ways to apply what you’ve learned.
Who Should Read This Book?
This book should be read by anyone who needs or wants to begin learning AutoCAD Civil 3D. It is appropriate for ages ranging from high school to retirement, and although it is intended for those who have no experience or skill with Civil 3D, it can also serve as a great resource for refreshing one’s knowledgebase or for filling in any gaps. This book can also be used as a resource for preparing to take the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 Certified Professional exam. See www.autodesk .com/certification for more certification information and resources. You can also refer to this book’s appendices to see which certification topics are covered and where they can be found in the book.
In addition to those pursuing a certification, here are some specific examples of individuals who would benefit from reading this book:
⏩ High-school students following a design-related educational track
⏩ College students learning to be designers or engineers
⏩ Employees who have recently joined a company that utilizes Civil 3D
⏩ Employees who work for companies that have recently implemented Civil 3D
⏩ Experienced Civil 3D users who are self-taught and who want to fill in gaps in their knowledge base
What You Will Learn?
This book covers the basic skills and concepts needed to begin using Civil 3D to design land development projects. The concepts include those related to Civil 3D as well as those related to civil engineering and surveying in general. It does not cover all topics or all Civil 3D features, but it provides a solid foundation that you can use to perform basic tasks. This foundation can then serve as a stepping-off point as you learn more advanced skills and work toward an in-depth understanding of Civil 3D.
The first two chapters will give you a basic understanding of Civil 3D and help you to understand and appreciate how it “thinks.” The remaining 17 chapters will teach you how to use the tools that Civil 3D provides to complete a typical land development design project.
What Is Covered in This Book?
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 Essentials is organized to provide you with the knowledge needed to master the basics of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014.
Chapter 1: Navigating the AutoCAD Civil 3D User Interface Familiarizes you with the Civil 3D environment so that you can navigate more easily within the software.
Chapter 2: Leveraging a Dynamic Environment Demonstrates the dynamic Civil 3D environment to establish its importance and encourage you to take full advantage of it whenever possible. This chapter focuses on important relationships between different components of a typical design model.
Chapter 3: Establishing Existing Conditions Using Survey Data Demonstrates how to convert survey field measurements into a Civil 3D drawing while focusing on the survey functions of Civil 3D. This chapter covers creating a survey database, importing data, and processing the data to create a map of the project.
Chapter 4: Modeling the Existing Terrain Using Surfaces Demonstrates how to create a model of the existing terrain of the project while focusing on the surface functions of Civil 3D. This chapter covers creating a new surface and adding data to it to form a 3D model of the before-construction condition of the project.
Chapter 5: Designing in 2D Using Alignments Demonstrates how to perform basic 2D layout while focusing on the alignment functions of Civil 3D. This chapter covers creating alignments, applying design criteria, and editing alignments.
Chapter 6: Displaying and Annotating Alignments Demonstrates how to control the appearance of alignments and provide annotation while focusing on Civil 3D alignment styles and alignment labels. This chapter covers applying alignment styles, creating alignment labels, and creating alignment tables.
Chapter 7: Designing Vertically Using Profiles Demonstrates how to design the vertical aspect of a linear feature while focusing on the profile functions of Civil 3D. This chapter covers creating profiles, applying design criteria, editing profiles, and displaying profiles in profile views.
Chapter 8: Displaying and Annotating Profiles Demonstrates how to control the appearance of profiles and provide annotation while focusing on Civil 3D profile styles and profile labels. This chapter covers applying profile styles, creating profile labels, and object projection.
Chapter 9: Designing in 3D Using Corridors Demonstrates how to design a 3D model of a linear feature while focusing on the corridor functions of Civil 3D. This chapter covers creating assemblies, creating and editing corridors, and creating corridor surfaces.
Chapter 10: Creating Cross Sections of the Design Demonstrates how to generate and display cross sections of your design while focusing on the sample line and section functions of Civil 3D. This chapter covers creating sample lines, sampling various sources, and creating section views.
Chapter 11: Displaying and Annotating Sections Demonstrates how to control the appearance of sections and provide annotation while focusing on Civil 3D section styles and section labels. This chapter covers applying section styles, creating section labels, and object projection.
Chapter 12: Designing and Analyzing Boundaries Using Parcels Demonstrates how to design a lot layout for a residential land development project while focusing on the parcel functions of Civil 3D. This chapter covers creating and editing parcels.
Chapter 13: Displaying and Annotating Parcels Demonstrates how to control the appearance of parcels and provide annotation while focusing on Civil 3D parcel styles and parcel labels. This chapter covers applying parcel styles, creating parcel labels, and creating parcel tables.
Chapter 14: Designing Gravity Pipe Networks Demonstrates how to design underground gravity pipe systems for a residential land development project while focusing on the pipe network functions of Civil 3D. This chapter covers creating and editing pipe networks.
Chapter 15: Designing Pressure Pipe Networks Demonstrates how to design underground pressure pipe systems for a residential land development project while focusing on the pressure pipe network functions of Civil 3D. This chapter covers creating and editing pressure pipe networks.
Chapter 16: Displaying and Annotating Pipe Networks Demonstrates how to control the appearance of pipe networks (both gravity and pressure) and provide annotation while focusing on Civil 3D pipe styles, structure styles, fitting styles, appurtenance styles, and pipe network labels. This chapter covers displaying pipe networks in profile view, creating pipe network labels, and creating pipe network tables.
Chapter 17: Designing New Terrain Demonstrates how to design a proposed ground model for a residential land development project while focusing on the feature line and grading functions of Civil 3D. This chapter covers creating and editing feature lines and grading objects.
Chapter 18: Analyzing, Displaying, and Annotating Surfaces Demonstrates how to perform surface analysis and display the results as well as annotating design surfaces. This chapter covers managing multiple surfaces, labeling surfaces, and analyzing surfaces.
Chapter 19: From Design to Construction Demonstrates how to perform quantity analysis while focusing on QTO (quantity takeoff) functions and how to create construction documents while focusing on Plan Production functions. This chapter covers calculating quantities, creating individual sheets, and creating multiple sheets.
⏩Author: Eric Chappell
⏩Copyright: 2013 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana
Published simultaneously in Canada
⏩Size: 29.1 MB
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