Home > Autocad Civil 3d Essentials

Black Friday deals - 20% off

The wait is over...we're giving you the whole of November of unmissable savings. Book a course today!

Read More

Contact Request

Search Your Course

AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials  


The Autodesk® Civil 3D® Essentials learning guide is designed for Civil Engineers and Surveyors who want to take advantage of the Autodesk Civil 3D software’s interactive, dynamic design functionality. The Autodesk Civil 3D software permits the rapid development of alternatives through its model-based design tools. You will learn techniques enabling you to organize project data, work with points, create and analyze surfaces, model road corridors, create parcel layouts, perform grading and volume calculation tasks, and layout pipe networks.


Before using this courseware, the student should have a working knowledge of the following:

Available Exams and Certifications

Course Accreditations

4 Points (By the South African Institute of Civil Engineers - SAICE)


In-Class: R8500 p/p Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Distance Learning: R4700 Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Includes access to The CAD Corporation Online Portal which includes a Certified eBook, Datasets and Additional Resources



4 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Beginners

Our myWay Learning Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience. We deliver instructor led classes full time, part-time, weekends and onsite.

Read More

Mentored Learning

The "myWay Mentored Learning” was created in response for more flexible learning schedules and focused content. It allows each student to progress in a manner that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule that a fixed, lecture based approach does not allow for. You will be mentored on a one to one basis by a subject matter expert with continues practical exposure and focus on problem areas, allowing you to progress at your own pace and deciding what content requires more or less time.

Read More

Distance Learning

Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

Read More


What is AutoCAD Civil 3D?

Watch this video to see why AutoCAD Civil 3D software is a civil engineering design and documentation solution that supports Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows with a variety of civil infrastructure project types, including roads and highways, land development, rail, airports, and water.


Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • The CAD Corporation retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses The CAD Corporation will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at The CAD Corporation only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, The CAD Corporation reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • The CAD Corporation suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. The CAD Corporation is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

UI Tour

  • Basic setup of the environment
  • The ribbon and user interface terminology
  • Tabs, panels, and tools
  • Using the toolspace, panorama and the properties palettes
  • Navigate the model, different file formats and their uses


Introduction to Styles

  • Introduction to styles
  • Object and point styles
  • Label and surface styles
  • Dynamic relationships and BIM


Point Files and Point Groups

  • Working with point files (survey and COGO points)
  • Point settings and creating points
  • Managing point groups
  • Point reports and point label styles
  • Description keys
  • Importing survey data


Surface Creation, Modification, and Manipulation

  • Surface components and the surface creation process
  • Surface types and surface rebuilding
  • Adding Points to a surface and editing surface definitions
  • Annotating surfaces, surface analysis and visual checks


Land Development with Parcels

  • Working with and creating parcels
  • Converting basic AutoCAD objects
  • Editing and annotating parcels, and parcel tables


Modelling New Terrain

  • Creating feature lines and their design criteria
  • Grading criteria, groups, sites, and constraints
  • Grading surfaces and combining design surfaces
  • Earthwork volume calculations


Geometric Design - Horizontal Design

  • Horizontal alignments
  • Alignment creation and design criteria
  • Editing alignments
  • Design speeds and annotating alignments


Geometric Design - Vertical Design

  • Surface profile layout and profile views
  • Design profile layout and editing profiles
  • Design criteria and annotating profiles
  • Display design information in data bands


Geometric Design - Corridor Design

  • Assemblies and subassemblies
  • Baselines, regions , and targets
  • Corridor surfaces, offset parameters and lane widening
  • Design validation with drive analysis
  • Intersections


Quantity Calculations and Cross Sections

  • The section editor
  • Frequency, and sample lines
  • Single and multiple section views
  • Quantity take-off criteria
  • Cut and fill factors
  • Cross section data
  • Volume tables


Gravity Pipe Network Modelling and Analysis

  • Gravity pipe networks
  • Part catalogues and parts list
  • Pipe network considerations
  • Creating and editing a gravity pipe network
  • Surface runoff conditions
  • Catchment areas
  • Alignments and profile tools
  • Analyse and annotating pipe networks


Pressure Network Modelling

  • Network components
  • Catalogues and parts list
  • Creating and editing pressure pipe networks
  • Performing design checks


Production Drafting and Drawing Layouts

  • Plan production using tools
  • Creating view frames
  • Plan production object edits
  • Creating drawing sheets
  • Sheet sets and their properties


Book Now
End Date
Start Date

Midrand, Johannesburg
21 Nov 2019
18 Nov 2019

 In-Class    Onsite    Distance Learning