AutoCAD Civil 3D Advanced Concepts
The Complete Guide

This course gives you a greater understanding of additional Civil 3D features ranging from Surface Analysis methods to using Transparent Commands.

Intermediate, Advanced
English, German, French, Spanish
Course Length: 16 Hours

What you'll learn

  • New in Civil 3D
  • Survey Database
  • Points
  • Point Clouds
  • Surface Analysis
  • Alignments
  • Assemblies
  • Corridors
  • Vehicle Tracking
  • Transparent Commands
  • Parcels
  • Suite Interoperability
  • Storm Sewer Analysis (SSA)

Course Description

AutoCAD Civil 3D Advanced Concepts The Complete Guide is designed to give you a greater understanding of additional Civil 3D features ranging from Surface Analysis methods to using Transparent Commands. Every course is designed to use all learning styles from the text, audio, video, interactivity, quizzes and practical Let Me Try examples.

AutoCAD Civil 3D software is a civil design and documentation solution that supports Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows. Using AutoCAD Civil 3D, infrastructure professionals can better understand project performance, maintain more consistent data and processes, and respond faster to change.

To get the most out of this course, we strongly recommend you review every topic within the course, and use all the learning styles to ensure you retain the important information within. We also encourage you to take all the progress tests to ensure you have retained the knowledge, and most importantly practice with the hundreds of real-world, Let Me Try examples.

Autodesk Certification Objectives: The “!” Symbol indicates an Autodesk Certification Exam Objective.  Focus on these areas to prepare for your certification exam.

Course Outline

AutoCAD Civil 3D Advanced Concepts Course Outline

New in Civil 3D 2021

  • New Features and Improvements

New for AutoCAD 2020

  • What’s New in AutoCAD 2020
  • AutoCAD Including Specialized Toolsets

New in Civil 3D 2020

  • New Features and Improvements

Survey Database

  • Survey Database


  • Points

Point Clouds

  • Point Clouds

Surface Analysis

  • Surface Analysis


  • Alignments


  • Assemblies


  • Corridors

Vehicle Tracking

  • Vehicle Tracking

Transparent Commands

  • Transparent Commands


  • Parcels

Suite Interoperability

  • Suite Interoperability

Storm Sewer Analysis (SSA)

  • Storm Sewer Analysis (SSA)



Navigation Strategies

Beginners: Complete the course in order from beginning to end. Once any topic is completed, you will have full access to it at any time for one year after registration, to use as a resource.

Intermediate/Advanced Users: Use the course as a flexible resource tool to find what you need, whenever you need it. Try the assessment tests first, if you get 80%+ you can move to the next level, if you get less than 80% you should complete the lecture. This gives you a pre and post-assessment score, which can be used to track your skills improvements.

Certification Objectives

AutoCAD Civil 3D Professional Certification Objectives


  • Create and use object styles
  • Create and use label styles
  • Lines and Curves
  • Use the line and curve commands
  • Use the Transparent commands


  • Use the line and curve commands
  • Use the Transparent commands
  • Use point groups to control the display of points


  • Identify key characteristics of surfaces
  • Create and edit surfaces
  • Use styles and settings to display surface information
  • Create a surface by assembling fundamental data
  • Use styles to analyze surface display results
  • Annotate surfaces


  • Design a parcel layout
  • Select parcel styles to change the display of parcels
  • Select styles to annotate parcels


  • Design a geometric layout
  • Create alignments
  • Profiles and Profile Views
  • Create a surface profile
  • Design a profile
  • Create a profile view style
  • Create a profile view


  • Design and create a corridor
  • Derive information and data from a corridor
  • Design and create an intersection


  • Create and analyze sections and section views
  • Pipe Networks Design and create a pipe network


  • Design and create a grading model
  • Create a grading model feature line
  • Managing and Sharing Data


  • Create a sheet set Use view frames


  • Identify key characteristics of survey data
  • Use description keys to control the display of points created from survey data
  • Create a boundary drawing from field data

About the Author

Mike Thomas spent the first 12-years of his career in the Autodesk channel working for an Autodesk reseller as an Application Specialist. During his travels, he delivered countless hours of training, support, demos, and implementations. He was very fortunate to be able to help solve many issues with Autodesk software. Mike has been using AutoCAD since r13, cut his solid modeling teeth on Mechanical Desktop, and has been using Inventor since before it was known as Inventor. Data Management has always been a big part of his professional life, for the most part with Autodesk Vault.

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