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Civil 3D 2008 CAD Training Tools


Assistance documents for Civil 3D CAD drawing functions and importing survey information from data collectors are available below.



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Download Points  (PDF; 40 KB) Download points from a data collector using Microsoft Active Sync.
Getting Started  (PDF; 714 KB) Create a new drawing, import points, create existing ground surface (create contours).
Combining Two Surveys (PDF; 87 KB) Move and rotate points from two different surveys from the same site that have common points.
Alignments and Profiles  (PDF; 286 KB) Create alignments and profiles for existing and finished ground.
Cross Sections  (PDF; 451 KB) Create cross sections for many different practices.  Calculate earthwork volumes and area for waterways, diversions, and similar practices.
Assemblies and Corridors  (PDF; 735 KB) Model and generate grading for waterways, diversions, and similar practices.  Create a channel template and a 3D model of a proposed design based on alignments, profiles, and assemblies.  Create a surface from a corridor, print the surface, and create stake-out points.
Grading - Dam without Spillway Example 
(PDF; 575 KB)
Draw a simple dam (no spillway) using feature lines and grading creation tools to compute volumes.
Grading - Dam with Spillway Example 
(PDF; 1 MB)
Draw a complex dam with a semicircular berm around the pipe inlet and an emergency spillway using grading creation tools to compute the volumes.
Grading - Manure Storage Facility Example  (PDF; 403 KB) Draw an earthen pit using feature lines, grading creation tools, and computing volumes.
Helpful Hints  (PDF; 221 KB) Several quick hints on Civil 3D functionality.
Wisconsin FIPS Codes for Aerial Photo Insertion  (PDF; 319 KB) Map of Wisconsin showing the county FIPS codes used for aerial photo insertion into Civil 3D.
Point Group Raw Descriptions
(PDF; 41 KB)
A list of raw descriptions included in the point groups for the Wisconsin Civil 3D Template.
Wisconsin State Plane Coordinate Zones
(PDF; 94 KB)
Map of Wisconsin State Plane Coordinate Zones for Surveying and Imagery.
Inserting Imagery with Coordinates from Arcmap into Civil 3D  (PDF; 584 KB) How bring ortho imagery with coordinates into a Civil 3D drawing.


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