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AU 2016 Video: AutoCAD Civil 3D Tips, Tricks, and Unnatural Acts

Leah E. Friedman
April 19, 2017

Whether you’re just getting started or are already a whiz with AutoCAD Civil 3D, there’s always the opportunity to learn something new. With this recorded class from Autodesk University 2016, Autodesk’s own Jerry and Jeff Bartels present AutoCAD Civil 3D productivity hacks that might take you by surprise.

Presented in the context of real-world problem solving, you’ll learn how to automate regular tasks, capitalize on standard functions in new ways, explore underutilized features, and even exploit a handful of undocumented commands!

Problems and Solutions

AU 2016 Video: AutoCAD Civil 3D ProductivityWe’ll let the Bartels take you through all of the real-world situations that crop up, but here’s one as an example:

Problem:

We are working on a new road project that runs through an area of existing trees. Now is the time to determine the road placement to ensure we preserve desirable trees. We need a quick way to create a report of which trees will be impacted as a result of our road improvements so we can ensure the best alignment location.

Solution:

We will explore how to quickly leverage queries to determine trees within 50’ of our road(s) centerlines. We can then export the results and decide if adjustments to the road location are necessary. In doing so, we are leveraging one more data point to determine the best location for our road improvements.

Watch the full class here, or download the handout with all of the problem sets, solutions, and even links to extra videos!

Looking for more Autodesk University videos? Check out the entire series here.

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Leah E. Friedman

Leah E. Friedman is the AutoCAD Content Marketing Manager here at Autodesk, and she truly loves part of a company that makes software for fellow creatives. A Bay Area resident originally from Philadelphia, she justifies supporting the Warriors by constantly pointing out that they also started out in the City of Brotherly Love.

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