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The Civil Survey Solutions AutoCAD Fundamentals course teaches you everything you need to know to become quickly productive with the software.

Learn to draw in 2D, manage objects with layers, organize with blocks and groups, add dimensions and annotation, work with layouts and plotting.

  • Course Duration: 2 Days
  • Location: Civil Survey Solutions Training Centre / Customer Location
  • Delivery: Instructor led – Maximum of 6 trainees
  • Course time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • User Interface
  • Drawing Setup
  • Basic Drawing Tools
  • Object Selection
  • Basic Editing Tools
  • Drawing Aids
  • Layer Management
  • Annotation
  • Blocks & Groups
  • Xrefs
  • Coordinate Systems
  • Paper Space
  • Plotting
  • Parametric Constraints (optional)
  • Basic 3D Modelling (optional)
  • All trainees will receive a digital certificate on completion.

The Civil Survey Solutions AutoCAD Advanced course extends upon the AutoCAD Fundamentals course to expand your knowledge of the inner workings of AutoCAD. View the Course Content for details.

  • Course Duration: 2 Day
  • Location: Civil Survey Solutions Training Centre / Customer Location
  • Delivery: Instructor led – Maximum of 6 trainees
  • Course time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Annotative text and using fields
  • Creating custom linetypes
  • AutoCAD tables and linking with Excel
  • Dynamic Block creation and editing
  • Parametric Constraints for dynamic blocks
  • Creating blocks with attributes
  • Data extraction for blocks
  • Creating, editing and managing sheet sets
  • Publishing models and collaboration
  • Drawing compare
  • PDF import and vectorisation inc. text
  • Layer tools
  • CAD Standards considerations and tools
  • System setup
  • Managing workspaces and ribbons
  • Macros and custom routines
  • Trainees attending this course should complete AutoCAD Fundamentals Course or
  • Trainees attending this course need a strong working knowledge of AutoCAD.
  • All trainees will receive a digital certificate on completion.

This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of using AutoCAD Civil 3D. We help you navigate the interface then train you on Civil 3D points, surfaces, alignments, grading and parcels, with associated data sets, to give you a comprehensive understanding of the software.

  • Course Duration: 2 Days
  • Location: Civil Survey Solutions Training Centre / Customer Location
  • Delivery: Instructor led – Maximum of 6 trainees
  • Course time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Software used: AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Introduction to Civil 3D
    • User Interface
  • Civil 3D Points
    • Point Groups
    • Importing and Creating Points
    • Controlling Point Data
    • Point & Object Styles
    • Description Key Sets
  • Civil 3D Surfaces
    • Surface creation
    • Managing Surface Display
    • Surface Labelling
    • Analysing Surfaces
    • Editing Surfaces
    • Combining Surfaces
    • Volume Surfaces
  • Civil 3D Alignments
    • Site Creation
    • Alignment Creation
    • Editing Alignments
    • Alignment Labelling
    • Alignment Tables
    • Offset Alignments
    • Alignment Widening
    • Profile Views
  • Civil 3D Parcels
    • Parcel Creation
    • Rights of Way
    • Editing Parcels
    • Lot Label Creation & Editing
    • Parcel Tables
  • Civil 3D Grading
    • Grading Criteria
    • Grading Styles
    • Organising Grading Data
    • Grading Creation
  • Basic knowledge of AutoCAD interface and tools.
  • A good working knowledge of basic design principles.
  • All trainees will receive a digital certificate on completion.

This Civil Survey Solutions extends your learning into topics not covered in the fundamentals, including more advanced grading, creating design profiles, plan production, corridor design, generating cross sections, volume reports and much more.

  • Course Duration: 2 Day
  • Location: Civil Survey Solutions Training Centre / Customer Location
  • Delivery: Instructor led – Maximum of 6 trainees
  • Course time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Software used: AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Creating, editing and managing sheet sets Advanced Civil 3D styles
  • Super elevation design controls
  • Vertical alignment profile design
  • Corridors by alignments, profiles and assemblies
  • Cross section sample lines group
  • Cross section views
  • Subassemblies & assemblies – the basic building blocks for corridors
  • Corridor properties – building complex corridor models
  • View / edit corridor sections
  • Intersection design
  • Annotative text and using fields
  • Trainees attending this course should complete AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals Course or
  • Strong working knowledge of Civil 3D for creation & management of styles, points, surfaces, alignments & basic site grading
  • All trainees will receive a digital certificate on completion.

Civil Site Design

This Civil Survey Solutions course will introduce you to the fundamentals of using Civil Site Design tools to undertake a variety of design projects.

  • Course Duration: 2 Days
  • Location: Civil Survey Solutions Training Centre / Customer Location
  • Delivery: Instructor led – Maximum of 6 trainees
  • Course time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Software used: Civil Site Design on CAD Platform (AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD, BricsCAD)
  • Civil Site Design Objects
  • Civil Site Design Surfaces
    • Working with Civil 3D Surfaces
  • Civil Site Design Labels (optional)
  • String Design
    • Grading Strings
  • Model Builder
  • Surface Tools
  • Working with Templates
  • Civil Site Design Alignments (optional)
  • Road Strings
  • Vertical Grading Editor
    • Cross Section Window
  • Automodel
  • Plotting
    • Plotting – Cross Sections
    • Plotting – Long Sections
  • Cross Section Editing
    • Design Data Form
    • Multiple Templates
    • Design Variations
    • Batter Overrides
  • Intersections
  • Network Strings
    • Kerb Returns
    • Cul-de-sacs (optional)
    • Knuckles (optional)
  • Profile Strings
  • Design Constraints
  • VGE – Auto Profile
  • Threads
  • Trainees attending a Public Course will require a working knowledge of Civil 3D surfaces and alignments.
  • Trainees attending this course need a good working knowledge of basic design principles.
  • All trainees will receive a digital certificate on completion.

This Civil Survey Solutions Course will introduce you to the fundamentals of using Civil Site Design to undertake underground pipe design projects. We cover the creation drainage networks, sewer systems and general pit/pipe systems for Service Utilities.

  • Course Duration: 1 Day
  • Location: Civil Survey Solutions Training Centre / Customer Location
  • Delivery: Instructor led – Maximum of 6 trainees
  • Course time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Software used: Civil Site Design on CAD Platform (AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD, BricsCAD)
  • Getting Started
    • Overview of the interface
    • Workflow discussion
    • Network Settings
    • Rainfall Settings
  • Drainage Design
    • Pit & Pipe Creation
    • Pit & Pipe Editing
    • Managing Catchments
    • Managing Bypass
    • Managing Inflow
    • Network Creation
    • Network Vertical Design
    • Labelling
    • Reporting & Plotting
  • Sewer Design
    • Design Settings
    • Pit & Pipe Creation
    • Network Creation
    • House Connections
    • Network Vertical Design
  • Labelling
  • Reporting & Plotting
  • Service Obstructions
    • Design Settings
    • Pit & Pipe Creation
    • Network Creation
    • Labelling
    • Reporting & Plotting
  • Trainees attending a Public Course will require a working knowledge of Civil 3D surfaces and alignments.
  • Trainees attending this course need a good working knowledge of basic design principles.
  • All trainees will receive a digital certificate on completion.

Stringer Survey Suite

This Civil Survey Solutions course trains how to use Stringer Topo to reduce Raw Survey Data into AutoCAD Civil 3D, have the strings strung with polylines from the field codes and have them automatically added to the surface as break lines. We also show you the powerful tools to edit your strings for a complete Survey package.

  • Course Duration: 2 Days
  • Location: Civil Survey Solutions Training Centre / Customer Location
  • Delivery: Instructor led – Maximum of 6 trainees
  • Course time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Software used: AutoCAD Civil 3D & Stringer Topo
  • Civil 3D
    • Interface and display controls
    • Importing points and building a surface
    • Point styles and point label styles
    • Points groups – includes/excludes (for surface creation)
    • Key description sets
  • Stringer
    • Editing raw files
    • Converting raw survey data into a Point Coordinate file
    • Traverse adjustments (Bowditch)
    • Adding adjusted files from a CSV file or AutoCAD to the reduction
    • Adding and deleting survey data
    • Editing the survey data
    • 2D Layer control (final plan preparation)
    • 3D Layer control (for creation of the breaklines / one layer)
    • Joining all codes from the field and adding them automatically to the surface
    • Stringer editing tools
    • Breakline location tools
    • Automatic surface updates from edited filed codes
    • Inserting aerial photographs
  • Trainees attending a Public Course will require a working knowledge of Civil 3D interface & tools.
  • Trainees attending this course need a good working knowledge of basic survey principles.
  • All trainees will receive a digital certificate on completion.