Grading with Feature Lines in Civil 3D

Feature lines remove all manual slope calculations from point to point and allow easy grading for various civil projects. After watching this course, sites like parking lots, commercial properties, and drainage swales and channels are made simple.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
September 13, 2016
Duration
2h 45m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
September 13, 2016
Duration
2h 45m
Description

If you are still manually calculating grades based on minimum required slopes, then you might be doing more math than you need to do. In this course, Grading with Feature Lines in Civil 3D, you will learn how to use Feature Lines to their fullest, which will get rid of all manual slope calculations from point to point and make grading faster and easier. First, you will learn all the ways you can create and edit feature lines. Next, you will learn how to grade both a commercial site and a right turn lane with feature lines. Finally, you will learn how to use feature lines to create a skeleton sewer network and calculate sewer tap inverts quickly. When you're finished with this Civil 3D course, you'll not only know how to use feature lines to tackle and solve many civil engineering problems, but also you will have the skills to tackle tasks that aren't typically solved using feature lines, which will make you stand out in the crowd. Feature lines have had very few revisions since the 2010 version of Civil 3D, so most of this training session will be backwards compatible for several versions. Software required: AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016.

About the author
About the author

Canadian born, recently moved from Arizona to the Seattle area. Strong user of AutoCAD since 1988. Professional development includes Engineer in Training, LEED Green Associate and a BA in Earth and Environmental Studies.

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Transcript
Transcript

Hi everyone, my name is Tisha Lance and welcome to my course Grading with Feature lines in Civil3D.

I am a civil engineering designer, EIT and LEED Green Associate, at Lloyd Civil and Sports Engineering.

If you are still manually calculating grades and elevations based on minimum required slopes, then you might be doing more math than you need to. In this case, Grading with Feature lines in Civil3D is the perfect course for you.

In this course, we are going to learn how to use Feature Lines to their fullest, which will eliminate all manual calculations from point to point, and allow fast and easy grading for various civil engineering projects.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:

  • Grading both a commercial site, and a right turn lane
  • Grading a retention basin and retaining walls
  • And finally, creating a simple sewer network and calculating sewer tap inverts...all by using feature lines, quickly and easily
When you’re finished with this Civil 3D course, you’ll not only know how to use feature lines to tackle and solve many civil engineering problems, but also you will have the skills to tackle tasks that aren’t typically solved using feature lines which will make you stand out in the crowd.

Before beginning the course you should be familiar with the basics of AutoCAD Civil 3D more specifically using surfaces, site grading, road profiles and sewer networks.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn a little more about Civil 3D with the Grading with Feature lines in Civil3D course, at Pluralsight.