Practices guide provides an overview of best practices
for implementing AutoCAD Civil 3D and using it efficiently in design operations.
Topics in this guide
Templates, Styles, and Drawings:
Manage templates, styles, and drawings so you can work most efficiently
with AutoCAD Civil 3D software.
Best practices for working with survey data including preparing
to import survey data, importing data, creating surfaces from survey
data, and importing point coordinates from a field book file.
Organize your drawings, design objects, and work procedures to support
a project team.
Surfaces are essential to most design tasks in AutoCAD Civil 3D, and because
of their size, it is important to structure them for efficient processing.
Use sites in AutoCAD Civil 3D to manage the dynamic interaction of design objects
within a project.
Corridor Design: Best
practices for corridor design, including suggestions for the related alignment,
assembly, profile, and section objects.
Best practices for parcel creation, editing, and annotation, particularly
in the context of subdivision design.
Understand the strengths and limitations of the grading tools.
Pipe Networks: Best
practices for working with pipe networks parts catalogs, as well
as for creating, editing and labeling pipe networks.
In addition to what this
guide contains, you will find best practices in the AutoCAD Civil 3D User’s Guide and Moving from Land Desktop to C3D.
Several parts of this
guide include a “Digging It” section that describes best practices
developed by AutoCAD Civil 3D users. Their
personal comments and related information are provided to demonstrate
how AutoCAD Civil 3D is used on real engineering projects.
Certain information described
in this Best Practices guide
was provided by third party contributors and/or customers of Autodesk.
Autodesk provides this information “as is,” without warranty of
any kind, either express or implied.