Join Josh Modglin for an in-depth discussion in this video Toolspace, part of AutoCAD Civil 3D Essential Training.
- [Instructor] All the user interface features shown so far are really standard AutoCAD user interface features. What we're going to look at now is specific to Civil 3D. In the home ribbon under the palette's panel, we're going to open up the Civil 3D toolspace. The toolspace is key to working with Civil 3D objects. Within the toolspace, you can have up to four different tabs available to work with. Tabs such as prospector, settings, survey, and toolbox.
Now if you don't see those four tabs from the palette's panel on the home ribbon, each one of these buttons controls one of those tabs. Now the prospector tab minds the drawing, and presents us a tree view control to see the objects that are civil 3D objects within the drawing. For example, the drawing contains four different surfaces. We have EG, EG no FG, Osceola Road and so forth.
Now the reason why this is so powerful is because certain styles that can be applied may not display anything in our graphic space. So how can we work with, how can we change those styles, how can we do any type of visual control or change to those civil three objects without our prospector. Beyond the prospector, we also have our settings tab.
We're going to look at our settings tab in more detail in a minute. Additionally we have the survey tab. We're going to cover that with our existing conditions module. We also have the toolbox. The toolbox is where we can create different reports, but there might also be miscellaneous utilities such as exporting a KML file, and other tools that are very powerful tools that may not have fit exactly into the ribbon layout.
Or maybe tools such as the subscription extension where quarterly Autodesk may release additional tools that will plug right into our current version of AutoCAD. These are tools that will be released on the next version, but we can have them right in our current version. So the toolbox kind of contains a bunch of miscellaneous tools that are utilities that we'll find in different ways. So recognize the importance of the toolspace. The toolspace is a palette, and therefore can be dragged off screen, set to auto hide, and set or in this case as you see I have it docked, or whatever works for you.
But it is very crucial that you get familiar with it, and may leave it open while you're working in Civil 3D.
This course gets you up and running with AutoCAD Civil 3D. First, instructor Josh Modglin shows how to model a surface, lay out parcels, and design geometry, including the making of horizontal alignments and vertical profiles. Next, Josh demonstrates how to create corridors, cross sections, pipe networks, and pressure networks. Then, he covers working with feature lines and grading objects, and how to share your data. He wraps up by providing an overview of plan production tools.
- Navigating the Civil 3D interface
- Using point groups and description keys
- Importing survey data
- Managing figures
- Creating and analyzing surfaces
- Creating parcels
- Working with alignments
- Working with profiles and profile views
- Working with assemblies and subassemblies
- Creating Basic and Advanced Corridors
- Using an Intersection Object
- Making sample lines, cross sections, and section views
- Creating a pipe network
- Understanding pressure parts
- Creating and editing feature lines
- Creating and editing grading objects
- Sharing and referencing data
Skill Level Beginner
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This course was built to work with the latest release of AutoCAD Civil 3D. If you are not running AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 there are some exercise files that will not work for you.
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1. What Is Civil 3D?
What is Civil 3D?4m 43s
2. Civil 3D Interface
3. Establishing Existing Conditions
4. Modeling a Surface
5. Layout of Parcels
6. Design Horizontal Geometry: Alignments
7. Designing Vertical Geometry: Profiles
8. Civil 3D Corridors
10. Gravity Pipe Networks
11. Pressure Part Networks
12. Feature Lines
13. Grading Objects
14. Share Your Data
15. Plan Production Tools
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