Join Josh Modglin for an in-depth discussion in this video What is a Civil 3D corridor?, part of AutoCAD Civil 3D Essential Training.
- [Instructor] As we begin chapter 8, and look at Civil 3D corridors, it's important to know what is a Civil 3D corridor. When AutoDesk first came out with Civil 3D corridors, and the feature really were the premier feature of Civil 3D, the ability to create 3D models of corridors. Just breaking down a corridor in a simple way; a corridor is any item that follows, or any design that follows a linear path and applies a typical section to that path.
And so, often times, you'll see in different exercises, in different classes and tutorials, a corridor being applied to a roadway. And that's what you're going to see throughout our exercises as well. And so you see a corridor in the drawing now. A corridor is being applied to a roadway cul-de-sac and so forth. But ultimately, a corridor is any linear path design that follows a typical section. And you can use corridors for all of these different things.
Such as, you can create roadways, you can create linear ditches. I've even seen some use corridors for the creation of pond design. After all, a pond design follows the linear path of the bottom of the pond. If you followed the edge of the bottom of the pond, and consider that a linear path. And then you apply the typical section to it. Even seen some use corridors for creation of parking lots and so forth. So even though we head down the path of using, in our exercises, corridors for roadways, don't lock yourself down on believing that corridors can only be used for creation of roadway 3D models.
However, what we're talking about as corridors, creating a 3D model of a linear design, we have to recognize that we need some functions or features built ahead of time to be used for that linear design. You're going to need your linear design itself, and not only the horizontal but the vertical. And so within Civil 3D 2018 and even 2017, you can use the alignment and profile, or you can use a feature line, which we'll look at in a later chapter to establish that linear path, horizontal and vertical.
And then you need something called an assembly, which is what you would consider your typical section to apply to that linear path. Combine all these elements together, and Civil 3D can create what's called a corridor object, which is a 3D model of that linear path.
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
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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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