Utilize AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 for a real-world workflow with these expert tricks and tips
Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 is a complete, detailed reference and tutorial for Autodesk's extremely popular and robust civil engineering software. With straightforward explanations, real-world examples, and practical tutorials, this invaluable guide walks you through everything you need to know to be productive. The focus is on real-world applications in professional environments, with all datasets available for download, and thorough coverage helps you prepare for the AutoCAD Civil 3D certification exam with over an hour's worth of video on crucial tips and techniques. You'll learn how to navigate the software and use essential tools, and how to put it all together in the context of a real-world project. In-depth discussion covers surveying, alignments, surface, grading, cross sections and more, and instructor support materials provide an ideal resource for training and education.
This book will take you from beginner to pro, so you can get the most out of AutoCAD Civil 3D every step of the way.
Understand key concepts and get acquainted with the interface
Create, edit, and display all elements of a project
Learn everything you need to know for the certification exam
Download the datasets and start designing right away
With expert insight, tips, and techniques, Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 helps you become productive from the very beginning.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A good book for Autocad Drafters, Designers, & Civil Engineers. Good hands on material. Good examples of typical Civil Engineering work scope. However there is much need of improvement on the tiny graphics. The font is too small on some of the pages and the graphics are too small as well. It looks like the author put alot of time into developing fantastic graphics but they are too small to really take advantage of. This book would receive five stars if three revisions were implemented: (1) design the book to be at least 8 1/2" x 11" in dimension (or larger !); (2) have it in color instead of all black & white (or at least partially in color) (3) expand the graphics and pull down box snap shots to be bigger so it can be read more easily. I understand that implementing these three items would increase the cost but as a customer I would be willing to pay more for a an easier to read book with big fancy graphics in color. Since most drafters & designers spend all day on...
Autodesk's annual version upgrades don't give authors much time to rest. Other publishers have dropped out and Wiley/Sybex are good to hang in there to at least give us this option. This book is superior to the competing book by Autodesk Official Press. That less expensive book seemed pretty good until I hit chapter 3 where it began to cover data import topics and then said, "....will not be covered in this book."
I shaved off 1 Star because I have run into a half doz tolerable errors, a half dozen in first 9 chapters, each of which took time to puzzle out and confirm. There is no active standing Errata page on publishers website. Used submission box to report/ask about/share 2 errors. They replied by email, said Author relayed/acknowledged one but denied the other....kind of a baffler since by then the exercise was completed flawlessly once the incorrect (supposedly correct) value was substituted, but didn't complete accurately when using the value which had made...
I have only gotten through the first two chapters and I have already learned a lot. I am very happy with the book.
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