Ascent Autodesk Civil 3D 2021: Fundamentals for Land Developers Grading (Imperial Units) eBook

The Autodesk® Civil 3D® 2021 software supports a wide range of civil engineering tasks and creates intelligent relationships between objects. The Autodesk® Civil 3D® 2021: Grading guide is recommended for users that are required to create site grading plans using the Autodesk Civil 3D software. This guide is also ideal for managers that require a basic overview and understanding of this aspect of the Autodesk Civil 3D software.

Users use feature lines, grading tools, and corridors to create a commercial site containing a parking lot, building pad, pond, and simple sewage lagoon. An existing road has been included in the survey and a survey team collected the existing conditions. Users also work on a residential site to grade a small subdivision for proper grading of each lot.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Grading
  • Parcel Grading
  • Grading using Feature Lines
  • Grading using Grading Objects and Grading Groups
  • Grading using Corridors
  • Combining Surfaces
  • Visualization

  • Access to the 2021.0 version of the software, to ensure compatibility with this guide. Future software updates that are released by Autodesk may include changes that are not reflected in this guide. The practices and files included with this guide might not be compatible with prior versions (i.e., 2019).
  • Experience with AutoCAD® or AutoCAD-based products and a sound understanding and knowledge of civil engineering terminology.