Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009

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If you already possess some background in Civil 3D but want to broaden your understanding of this popular civil engineering software, Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 will provide you with detailed coverage of advanced topics like surveying, LandXML and LDT Project Transfer, cross-sections, pipe networks, visualization, project management, and data shortcuts. Many of the featured topics and techniques, directly applicable to the civil engineering profession, are previously undocumented. Practical tutorials, tips, tricks, real-world examples and easy-to-follow explanations detail all aspects of a civil engineering project.

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Design Your Way from Field to Finish with This Expert Guide to Civil 3D

Understand concepts, create perfect designs, and manage every stage of your projects with this thorough guide to Autodesk's powerful civil engineering software. Authored by experts with close ties to Autodesk and the Civil 3D community, this guide offers an in-depth, tutorial-based approach that is grounded in real-world examples so that you can get the most out of Civil 3D.

This new edition is fully updated for all of Civil 3D 2009's new features, including the latest improvements to drafting, surface handling, grading, corridor modeling, surveying, and model sharing. With pages of advanced techniques, expert tips, and practical workarounds, it focuses squarely on how to use the software in a production environment, offering valuable insights you won't find anywhere else.

Coverage includes:

  • Digging deeper into Civil 3D tools to get more from the program

  • Working field to finish with in-depth information on field surveying

  • Applying simple techniques to tackle more complicated corridor construction

  • Managing team and project environments with Autodesk® Vault or Data Shortcuts

  • Creating construction documents in a flash with the Plan Production tool

  • Migrating your Land Desktop data to Civil 3D

  • Building project visualizations that don't break the bank or the schedule

  • Cut Office Time with Automated Linework Direct from Your Survey Crews

  • Create Accurate and Dynamic Surface Models Using the Best Techniques

  • Design Subdivision and Lot Layouts with Precision and Ease

  • Build Complex Corridors to Model Everything from Streams to Cul-de-Sacs

  • Collaborate More Efficiently with Autodesk Vault

About the Author:

James Wedding is an award-winning registered Professional Engineer and Vice President at Engineered Efficiency. James has worked extensively with the Autodesk development team to help shape Civil 3D and is one of the most respected instructors and consultants in the civil engineering community. James is also a highly rated Autodesk University speaker and presents on Autodesk's weekly Civil 3D webcasts.

Dana Probert is an Engineer in Training who has worked on civil projects ranging from large planned residential communities to small subdivisions, commercial site design, stormwater management, road design, sanitary sewer networks, stream restoration projects, and municipal GIS. She teaches Civil 3D classes and, along with James Wedding, maintains the highly popular Civil 3D blog (

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