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AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials  


This foundation-level courseware covers the essentials of AutoCAD Civil 3D. This four-day training course is intended to give students comprehensive experience with the features and benefits of AutoCAD Civil 3D. Hands-on exercises throughout the courseware explore how to create 2D and 3D drawings.


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

  • Microsoft® Windows® Vista, Microsoft® Windows® XP, Microsoft® Windows® 7 or Microsoft® Windows® 8
  • Proficient in using AutoCAD or have attended AutoCAD Essentials (Click for More)

Available Exams and Certifications

Course Accreditations

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


In-Class: R7100 Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Distance Learning: R4700 Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Includes Certified eBook, Dataset CD, AutoCAD Civil 3D Trial


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Product Overview

AutoCAD Civil 3D Workspaces

AutoCAD Civil 3D User Interface

AutoCAD Civil 3D Toolspace

  • Prospector Tab
  • Settings Tab
  • Survey Tab
  • Toolbox Tab

AutoCAD Civil 3D Panorama

AutoCAD Civil 3D Templates, Settings, and Styles

  • Drawing Settings in Detail
  • Styles
  • Templates

Lines and Curves

Introduction to Parcels

  • ROW Parcel
  • Parcel Style Display Order

Survey Workflow Overview

Introduction to the Survey Toolspace

The Survey Database

Survey Networks

Survey Figures

  • Drawing Settings
  • Figure Styles
  • Figure Prefix Database

Importing a Field Book

Working with Figures

Figure Prefixes

Filtering a Survey Database

Points Overview

Point Label Styles

  • Information Tab
  • General Tab
  • Layout Tab
  • Dragged State Tab

Surface Process

  • Surface Properties
  • Surface Part I

Contour Data

  • Weeding Factors
  • Contour Issues
  • Minimizing Flat Triangle Strategies

Other Surface Data

  • DEM Files
  • Drawing Objects
  • Point Files
  • Point Groups
  • Point Survey Queries
  • Figure Survey Queries

Surface Part II

Breaklines and Boundaries

  • Breaklines

Surface Analysis Tools

  • Viewing a Surface in 3D
  • Quick Profile
  • Surface Part III

Surface Editing

  • Line Edits
  • Point Edits
  • Simplify Surface
  • Smooth Contours
  • Smooth Surface
  • Copy Surface
  • Surface Paste
  • Raise/Lower Surface

Autodesk Vault Overview

  • Key Terms
  • Vault Architecture

Profiles Overview

  • Repositioning and Deleting Profile Views

Create Profiles from Surface

Create a Profile View Style

Create Profile View Wizard

Finished Ground Profiles

Create and Edit Profiles

  • Transparent Commands
  • Assigning Profile Band Elevations
  • Profile Segment Types
  • Profile Labels
  • Additional Practice

Assembly Overview

  • Assemblies
  • Subassemblies

Modifying Assemblies

  • Attaching Subassemblies
  • Detaching Subassemblies
  • Copying Assemblies
  • Mirroring Assemblies
  • Select Similar Subassemblies
  • Sharing Assemblies
  • Getting More Information on Subassemblies

Modifying AutoCAD Civil 3D Grading

  • Grading Styles
  • Feature Line Labels
  • Grading Criteria
  • Grading Criteria Set
  • Grading Volumes

Pipes Overview

Pipes Configuration

Creating Networks from Objects

The Network Layout Toolbar

Pressure Pipe Networks

Network Editing

  • Pipe (and Structure) Properties
  • Swap Part
  • Connect/Disconnect From Part

Annotating Pipe Networks

  • Pipe Networks in Sections
  • Pipe Network Reports and Tables

Plan Production Object Edits

  • Name
  • Description
  • Object style
  • View Frame Geometry Properties Edits
  • Match Line Geometry Properties Edits

Creating Sheets

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Centurion, Pretoria Office
myWay Mentored Learning
29 Nov 2018
26 Nov 2018

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Durban, Kwazulu-Natal
myWay Mentored Learning
18 Oct 2018
15 Oct 2018

Durban, Kwazulu-Natal
myWay Mentored Learning
13 Dec 2018
10 Dec 2018

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Cape Town, Pinelands
11 Oct 2018
08 Oct 2018

Cape Town, Pinelands
myWay Mentored Learning
01 Nov 2018
29 Oct 2018

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Midrand, Johannesburg
myWay Mentored Learning
18 Oct 2018
15 Oct 2018

Midrand, Johannesburg
myWay Mentored Learning
13 Dec 2018
10 Dec 2018

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