Autodesk Civil 3D: Fundamentals for Grading Optimization

The Autodesk Civil 3D software supports a wide range of civil engineering tasks and creates intelligent relationships between objects. Grading Optimization for Civil 3D has been provided by Autodesk as an alternative approach to designing grading solutions than those that are available in standard Civil 3D. It works in tandem with Civil 3D but is a separate application which processes many iterations of the grading parameters assigned in Civil 3D to create a grading solution.

This training course is designed for users that will be using Grading Optimization for Civil 3D. In this course, you will create a commercial site containing a pond, a parking lot, and building pads. For the existing surface, a survey team collected the existing conditions, including the Mission Avenue to the north of the site. Additionally, a series of proposed roads (Civil 3D corridors) have been created and included in the existing surface. You will also work on a residential site to grade a small subdivision for proper grading of each lot. The resulting grading can then be refined using the traditional Civil 3D grading tools, such as feature lines, grading tools, and corridors.

Topics Covered in this Civil 3D Training Course
  • Introduction to Grading Optimization
  • Zone Creations
  • Site Development
  • Parking Areas
  • Building Pads and Lots (Parcels)
Prerequisites for this Civil 3D Training Course
The class assumes proficiency in AutoCAD and Civil 3D. It is recommended that you have completed either the Civil 3D Fundamentals or Civil 3D Fundamentals for Land Developers training courses. This training course is designed to compliment the Civil 3D Fundamentals for Land Developers training course. However, it is not a prerequisite to have completed the Civil 3D Fundamentals for Land Developers training course.

A sound understanding and knowledge of Civil engineering terminology and grading principles is recommended.

Course description shown for Autodesk Civil 3D 2022.
Topics, curriculum, and/or prerequisites may change depending on software version.