Learn the leading civil engineering software, fast and in full color If you need to learn the core features and functions of AutoCAD Civil 3D w, this is the book for you. AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials uses full-color screenshots and tutorials based on real workflows to teach you the fundamentals of this industry-leading civil engineering software. Award-winning instructor Eric Chappell has been using and teaching Civil 3D since its first release, and his to-the-point explanations of crucial Civil 3D topics mean that you'll learn what you need to kw quickly and efficiently. In each chapter, you will progress from guided tutorials to open-ended civil projects, and can download before and after project files to check your work or jump directly to the section of the book you need. AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials will have you designing, implementing, and documenting civil engineering projects in time. As an Autodesk Official Press book, AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials is approved as a study guide for Civil 3D certification exams. The proven skills-based approach of this guide focuses on enabling you to fully leverage the capabilities of this powerful software. Here are a few of the skills you will learn as you work through this comprehensive book: * Working with field survey data, point data, and stakeout data * Modeling terrain and boundaries using surfaces and parcels * Using profiles, alignments, corridors, and quantities * Creating construction documentation and project visualizations
About the Author Eric Chappell, E.I.T., is a Civil 3D consultant and award-winning instructor who has more than 20 years of experience in the civil engineering field. He has been using and training others to use Civil 3D since its inception. Chappell has authored several books about Civil 3D and other civil engineering and surveying software. He recently joined Autodesk as a Premium Services Specialist, where he provides support and consulting on multiple Autodesk products.