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Harnessing AutoCAD® Civil 3D 2011, 1st Edition

  • Phillip Zimmerman
  • ISBN-10: 1111137919
  • ISBN-13: 9781111137915
  • 416 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2009, 2007
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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Overview

About the Product

HARNESSING AUTOCAD CIVIL 3D 2011, introduces your students to Autodesk® Civil 3D 2011, the very latest release of this software. Strategically developed exercises printed within the book are supported by over 600 pages of online text emphasizing industry best practices. Online material is available with the access code within the book. This powerful learning tool contains all the information your students need to learn the fundamentals of this widely used civil engineering program, all in a single resource. This book includes straightforward explanations of program functionality, as well as exercises that demonstrate how its concepts fit into civil engineering design. Included in this new edition are Superelevation Calculator and Editor, cross section sheets as layouts, curve widening by Design Criteria or Design Rules and drawing Project Association. The processes for performing all of the tasks required to create Civil 3D objects are clearly shown, so that your students will develop a solid foundation in the subject matter. Along with its associated software, this book delivers the type of functionality required to teach all phases of planning, civil engineering, and surveying in any civil engineering course.

Features

  • Is a practical reference that has wide appeal to your engineering students.

  • Organized into fourteen chapters that are subdivided into individual topical units that provide a great deal of flexibility, while providing comprehensive coverage of the subject.

  • Makes a good transitional book for your students who will make the switch from the no longer released Land Desktop software to Civil 3D in the 2011 release.

  • Contains four hundred and forty eight pages of printed exercises and six hundred and eight online support pages available with the access code within the book.

About the Author

Phillip Zimmerman

Phillip J. Zimmerman graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography. He received his Master's Degree from Western Michigan University. Mr. Zimmerman worked at Autodesk from 1998 to 2003 and is currently employed by IMAGINiT as a Solutions Engineer and national training resource.

Table of Contents

The Beginning.
Introduction.
UNIT I: COMMAND RIBBON AND PROSPECTOR.
UNIT II: SETTINGS.
UNIT III: SETTING CIVIL 3D'S ENVIRONMENT.
UNIT IV: CIVIL 3D AND LAND DESKTOP.
2. Points.
UNIT I: POINT SETTINGS AND STYLES.
UNIT II: CREATE POINTS.
UNIT III: POINT ANALYSIS.
UNIT IV: EDIT POINTS.
UNIT V: ANNOTATIN AND ORGANIZING POINTS.
3. Site and Parcels.
UNIT 1: SITES, PARCELS, AND STYLES.
UNIT II: CREATING A SITE AND PARCELS.
UNIT III: EVALUATING THE SITE AND PARCELS.
UNIT IV: EDITING A SITE AND PARCELS.
UNIT V: PARCEL AND SEGMENT ANNOTATION.
4. Surfaces.
UNIT I: SURFACE SETTINGS AND STYLES.
UNIT II: SURFACT DATA.
UNIT III: SURFACE REVIEW AND EDITING.
UNIT IV: SURFACE ANALYSIS.
UNIT V: SURFACE ANNOTATION.
UNIT VI: SURFACE POINTS, LANDXML, AND UTILITIES.
5. Alignments.
UNIT I: ROADWAY STYLES.
UNIT II: CREATING ROADWAY CENTERLINES.
UNIT III: CENTERLINE ANALYSIS.
UNIT IV: EDITING A HORIZONTAL ALIGNMENT.
UNIT V: ALIGNMENT ANNOTATION.
UNIT VI: OBJECTS FROM ALIGNMENTS.
6. Profile Views and Profiles.
UNIT I: PROFILE VIEW AND PROFILE STYLES.
UNIT II: CREATING A SURFACE PROFILE AND ITS VIEW.
UNIT III: DESIGNING A PROPOSED PROFILE.
UNIT IV: ANALYZING AND EDITING A VERTICAL DESIGN.
UNIT V: PROFILE ANNOTATION.
7. Assemblies and Corridors.
UNIT I: CATALOGS, PALETTES, AND STYLES.
UNIT II: ASSEMBLIES AND SUBASSEMBLIES.
UNIT III: CREATING A SIMPLE CORRIDOR.
UNIT IV: CORRIDOR REVIW AND EDIT.
UNIT V: OBJECTS FROM A CORRIDOR.
8. Cross Sections and Volumes.
UNIT I: CROSS-SECTION SETTINGS AND STYLES.
UNIT II: CREATE SAMPLE LINES.
UNIT III: CREATING ROAD SECTIONS.
UNIT IV: MULTIPURPOSE CODE STYLES.
UNIT V: QUANTITY TAKEOFFS AND REPORTS.
9.Transitions, Superelevation, Intersections, and Roundabouts.
UNIT I: TRANSITIONS.
UNIT II: CREATING A CUL-DE-SAC.
UNIT III: SUPERELEVATION.
UNIT IV: INTERSECTION WIZARD.
UNIT V: ROUNDABOUTS.
10. Grading and Volumes.
UNIT I: GRADING WITH POINTS.
UNIT II: FEATURE LILNES AND GRADING OBJECTS.
UNIT III: GRADING.
UNIT IV: SITE AND BOUNDARY VOLUMES.
11. Pipe Networks.
UNIT I: PIPE SETTINGS AND STYLES.
UNIT II: CREATING A PIPE NETWORK.
UNIT III: PIPE NETWORKS REVIEW AND EDIT.
UNIT IV: PIPE LABELS.
12. Civil 3D Shortcuts.
UNIT I: DATA SHORTCUTS.
13. Hydraulics and Pipe Design.
UNIT I: HYDRAFLOW EXPRESS.
UNIT II: HYDROLOGY.
UNIT III: STORM PIPES.
UNIT IV: PLAN PRODUCTION TOOLS.
14.Survey Basics.
UNIT 1: FIELD BOOK LANGUAGE.
UNIT II: SURVEY SETTINGS.
UNIT III: IMPORTING AND EVALUATING FIELD BOOKS.
UNIT IV: SURVEY FIGURES.
15.Survey and Transverse Adjustments.
UNIT 1: THE TRAVERSE EDITOR.
UNIT II: SURVEY WITH A TRAVERSE.
UNIT III: CLOSED CONNECTED SURVEY.

New to this edition

  • Updated to cover the 2011 version of the software.
  • Includes Superelevation Calculator and Editor, cross section sheets as layouts, curve widening by Design Criteria or Design Rules and Drawing Project Association.
  • Contains four hundred and forty eight pages of printed exercises and six hundred and eight online support pages available with the access code within the book.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Premium Web Site 2-Year Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111309752 | ISBN-13: 9781111309756)

The Premium website contains drawing files for use with the printed exercise manual as well as textual content by chapter and unit that explains how to use AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011.

Student Supplements

Premium Web Site 2-Year Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111309752 | ISBN-13: 9781111309756)

The Premium website contains drawing files for use with the printed exercise manual as well as textual content by chapter and unit that explains how to use AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011.