Autodesk Civil 3D: Beyond the Basics for Gravity and Pressure Networks

This training course is designed for those who want to continue exploring the Autodesk Civil 3D software’s interactive, dynamic design functionality. It continues on from the topics covered in the Autodesk Civil 3D: Essentials course and covers more sophisticated techniques that extend your mastery of the software. This training course focuses on setting up a drawing for and the tools available to create a pipe and pressure network design. The design process starts with surface analysis, catchment tools, and watershed analysis. After the analysis phase, the tools for gravity and pressure pipes are reviewed as well as a few common design issues and how to fix them. The course also reviews the use of corridor models for non-road use. Additional topics include the customization of labels, modifying pipes and structures sizes, adding data to a pipe network parts list with Part Builder, and using the Content Catalog Editor.

This course is recommended for users that are already familiar with the basics in pipe design.

NOTE: Customization of pipe and pressure parts is only covered as a high-level overview. The focus on Part Builder and the Content Catalog Editor is for simple edits and additions, not from-scratch creation.

Topics Covered in this Autodesk Civil 3D Training Course:
  • Understand the design information in a surface
  • Create alignments and profiles from pipe network parts
  • Create non-road corridors
  • Analyze and understand gravity pipe systems
  • Create styles and parts lists for gravity and pressure pipe networks
  • Troubleshoot common design issues
  • Customize pipe and structure labels
  • Review and do simple edits with the Part Builder and Content Catalog Editor.
Prerequisites for this Autodesk Civil 3D Training Course:
Autodesk Civil 3D: Essentials or equivalent drafting experience in Autodesk Civil 3D and a sound understanding and knowledge of civil engineering terminology.

Course description shown for Autodesk Civil 3D 2024.
Topics, curriculum, and/or prerequisites may change depending on software version.