- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (June 7, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118016785
- ISBN-13: 978-1118016787
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #228,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 Essentials 1st Edition
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From the Back Cover
Learn AutoCAD Civil 3D Quickly and Easily
This Autodesk Official Training Guide thoroughly covers the fundamentals of AutoCAD Civil 3D and teaches you everything you need to quickly become productive with the software. As you design a residential subdivision, you'll learn how to import survey data, design in 2D and 3D, add boundaries and pipe networks, create construction documents, and much more. Whether you're an aspiring civil engineer, preparing for the Civil 3D Associate or Professional Certification exams, or just brushing up on the basics, this is the fast and thorough grounding you need in AutoCAD Civil 3D.
Learn these AutoCAD Civil 3D essentialsand more:
Leveraging a dynamic environment to create and modify designs quickly
Using field-gathered survey data to map sites
Creating 3D models of existing terrain
Designing roads in 3D using alignments, profiles, and corridors
Using parcels to generate dynamic lot layouts
Creating detailed models of underground pipe networks
Reshaping the ground in 3D with grading tools and design surfaces
Leveraging automation to produce final construction documents quickly
Learn how to create features like this pond using dynamic 3D models
Use powerful tools to create pipe system designs that are labeled on the fly
This striking Essentials book features:
Chapter-opening learning objectives
Four-color screenshots and illustrations
Concise chapter summaries and additional suggested practice exercises
Downloadable exercise files
About the Author
Eric Chappell, E.I.T., is a Civil 3D consultant and award-winning instructor with more than 20 years of experience in the civil engineering field. He has been using (and training others to use) Civil 3D since its inception. Eric has very close ties to the software development team and Civil 3D community, has worked with Autodesk numerous times, and is a highly rated Autodesk University speaker.
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Top customer reviews
At the beginning of every chapter, it introduces the subject matter using simple day-to-day related analogies to teach the reader the basics and then builds on that.
Accompanying the book are very well prepared drawings covering/illustrating every section in every chapter which the reader can freely download. Hands on tutorials have been provided at the end of every section where the reader can actually exercise using Civil 3D and recap what has been learnt in that particular section. The hands on exercises are so rigorous that they guide the reader through every step and every click in order to complete the task using AutoCAD Civil 3D.
Furthermore, side notes have been provided to explain to the reader some important notations and to keep the reader well aware of how things should be done.
Additional exercises have been provided at the end of every chapter in order to recap what has been learnt in the chapter.
Moreover the reader can approach Eric who is readily available to provide his prompt help as required.
Overall it is a very useful and handy reference for AutoCAD Civil 3D. I strongly recommend the book to anyone who wants to learn Civil 3D.
I met Eric at the Autodesk University conferences in the past and I'm glad to hear that he still practices and uses the software daily and his books reflect it. But nothing is better than meeting him in person to get some real inspirational ideas of how to use the software to a different level (or even understanding and using the parts builder).