The AutoCAD Civil 3D user interface enhances the standard AutoCAD
environment with additional tools for creating and managing civil design
information. Standard AutoCAD features, such as the command line and
ribbon, work the same way in AutoCAD Civil 3D as they do in AutoCAD.
Autocad civil 3D is a vertical solution of Autocad
AutoCAD Civil 3D software is a Building Information Modeling (BIM)
solution for civil engineering design and documentation. Civil 3D is
a software for civil engineers, drafters, designers working on
transportation, land development, and water projects
. AutoCAD Civil 3D is the most powerful civil engineering and
survey software. Civil 3D has the ability to quickly calculate the
quantities of materials to be estimated such as concrete, bricks,
cement, etc. With the help of Civil 3D, project visualization, analysis
and designing becomes quite easy.
Points are AutoCAD Civil 3D objects that can be displayed in the
drawing and manipulated graphically. Point appearance is controlled
using point labels and point styles..
To create points click Home tab>Create ground data panel>points
menu>points creation tools
Surfaces are the most basic and necessary element of any project.
Surface is must before creating any road, pipe network, etc
To create Surface, click home tab>create ground data panel>
surfaces menu>create surface
Alignments are basically the series of coordinates, lines and curves used to
represent the centerline of roads, sidewalk, etc. Alignments can also be
used to represent the centerline of a channel or stream.
To create alignments click Home tab>create design panel >Alignment
menu bar>Alignment creation tools.
Any civil 3D projects often involve the division of large pieces of land
into smaller properties. You’re often required to show the boundaries of
your site and the adjoining sites.so these division are called parcels
To create Parcels, click Home tab>create design panel >Parcel
menu bar>parcel creation tools.
A profile is used to represent terrain data along a horizontal alignment.
Data points are generated wherever the alignment intersects a surface line.
The profile view is the Civil3D grid object that shows the profile data. After
you create an alignment, the next step in the road design process is to
generate the surface profile.
To create Profile, click Home tab>create design panel >Profile menu
bar>Create surface profile.
Assembly basically represents the typical section and is the starting point
for corridor design. To create the assembly you add subassembly like
lanes, curbs, shoulders and other cross section elements.
To create Profile, click Home tab>create design panel >Assembly
menu bar>Create Assembly.
A corridor model is a three-dimensional representation of the design for a
roadway or any transportation design. For creating any corridor you must
have an alignment, a layout profile and an assembly.
To create Profile, click Home tab>create design panel >Corridor.
Intersection here can be described as the area on the road where two roads
are crossing each other. When we create corridor on the alignments which
are crossing each other but in actual they to do not intersect.
To create Profile, click Home tab>create design panel >Intersections
menu bar>Create intersection.
We can create surface from corridor,actually corridor surface is our
output and this surface is directly linked to corridor if make a change in
corridor ,corridor surface will also change.
To create Profile, Click corridor tab>Modify corridor panel>corridor
Sample lines are required to calculate section views ,sample lines are
created on alignments at a different stations
To create sample lines,click Home tab > profile & section views >
sample lines .
Section views are the objects which we can show in in grids that shows all
information of section.It is associated with geometry or location of sample
lines ,if we change in location of sample lines or geometry section views
are change automatically
.To create Section views ,Click on home tab>profile & section
views>section views >create section views
A pipe network is created from pipe and structure parts. Part list contain list
of pipe and structure to be created in pipe network .some rules should be
kept in mind when you create a pipe network for calculating slope and invert
elevation. Pipe network can be edited either graphically or in table .you can
also use grips to edit pipe network
.Click home tab > create design panel > pipe network drop down>pipe
network creation tool .