The Best 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.
- Survey Data: 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.
- Project Management: Organize your drawings, design objects, and work procedures to support a project team.
- Surface Data: 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.
- Sites: 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.
- Parcels: Best practices for parcel creation, editing, and annotation, particularly in the context of subdivision design.
- Grading: 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 AutoCAD Civil 3D.
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.
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