# Engineering Projects with AutoCAD Civil 3D

It is one of the most complete resources in Spanish that I have seen about Civil 3D, I have noticed this through the Forum of Cartesia and it seems to me that in addition to the Resources of AUGI It's almost enough to learn Civil 3D.

It has been promoted by ApliCAD who Apparently collaborated in translation they built the document entirely with the contribution of Neus Ros (Geodesy Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Valencia). To obtain it, you must register on the website of APPLICATION, And immediately receive a user and password with which you can download not only this document but others provided by this company.

The content index is this:

1.- Introduction to Autocad Civil 3D

At first the material focuses on explaining generalities briefly, it lacks an induction to what the entire document will find, since it does not seem to be so rich in exercises and examples explained in good Spanish.

2.- Import and management of point files

This chapter includes the Insertion of points, Definition of groups of points, editing and management of points tables.

3.- Plotting module.

In this section you will find the management of parcels from AutocAD objects, as well as the construction of reports as Bearing boxes And tables of areas.

4.- Generation of MDT: Analysis of elevations, slopes and basins.

Creating digital terrain models, MDT, GRID, TIN, contour lines, Breaking lines, surface management, slope maps and raster drape hunting on a digital model.

5.- Design of platforms

This chapter deals with profiling and flattening.

6.- Design of alignments

Geometric design of roads, alignments, horizontal curves

7.- Generation of longitudinal profiles

Plant profiles, vertical curves on roads, typical sections,

8.- Generation of transversal profiles

Cross Sections, Linear Sampling Lines

9.- Linear works. Sections type and lace.

Typical sections of roads, sections of line construction, embankments, visualization and splicing of roads

10.- Earth movement.

Calculation of volumes, cross sections, cuts and fillings, composite volumes

11.- Obtaining reports of volumes

The material is based on the English manual of Civil 3D, It has some exercises similar to those in the Civil 3D manual in English, but it has been totally built by ApliCAD with a fairly friendly didactics, the workflows that are in some chapters are very good to explain the entire process that involves procedures long. Additionally come the files that are used to perform the exercises, just great.

### Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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1. Jhovani says:

Hello and thanks for the information of this blog. my problem is that when making the corridor and show cross sections do not appear complete in the curves for example if a cross section is in a progressive where a horizontal curve is as duplicate or there are two sections in that section, this happens in the first section where the curve begins then the next one goes directly to the penultimate section of the curve, it also appears duplicated then it goes directly to a section of the racto del corridor. for example if the sections are programmed each 20 meters in straight lines and each 10 meters in curves and if the curve starts in the progressive 1 + 820 this section appears but duplicated the following one would be the 1 + 830, this does not appear, nor the next one afterwards only appears the final section of the curve for example 1 + 930 but also duplicated but the last section that is in the curve does not appear and it goes directly to a section on the line, please some advice because this error is to others of civil 3d that I found while trying to learn this program.

2. JOSEPH says:

Hello again, where I get an Autocad Civil 3D manual in English.

3. JOSEPH says:

Ok I'll see you, thank you

4. g! says:

Not so fast my friend, I suggest that you peguntes in forums such as Cartesia and Gabriel Ortiz or in a manual of AutoCAD Map, because I do not think it is not possible. Unfortunately I can not answer truthfully because I do not have the program.

5. JOSEPH says:

Landing then you can not upload a cad map file direct to Google.

6. g! says:

I should, unfortunately I do not have that option. I'm looking at Civil3D 3008, in Map / Tools / Export but has no option to send kml, maybe there is a plugin.

7. JOSEPH says:

Question Autocad Map has that option? or only Bentley Map has it.

8. g! says:

You must export them to kml to be able to visualize them with Google Earth

9. JOSEPH says:

Hello G! how can I export my cad files to xml format to view them in Google as I did for Microstation.
I am using AutoCad Map 2008 and when exporting it tells me that it detects 95 elements but it does not save anything. what happened I'm doing wrong.
Thank you

10. g! says:

My regards friend, I had not even gotten myself into that roll.

11. jose says:

Well I did it by editing the file lmbrt.g66, with these parameters
# Part 1: Id / Validation / Derived Data
#
# GcE_RAD (semi-major axis) Clarke 1866
# GcP_RAD (semi-minor axis) Clarke 1866
#

GcPRJ_KNM: LM1SP
GcZONE_KNM:
GcGRP_KNM:
GcPRJ_NM: SVL
GcCOORDSYS: 16
GcDELTA_X: -8.00000000
GcDELTA_Y: 160.00000000
GcDELTA_Z: 176.00000000
GcROT_X: 0.00000000
GcROT_Y: 0.00000000
GcROT_Z: 0.00000000
GcBWSCALE: 0.00000000
GcGLOBORG_X: 0.00000000
GcGLOBORG_Y: 0.00000000
GcGLOBORG_Z: 0.00000000
gcDGNMASUNIT_NM:
GcSUBPERMAST: 0
GcUORPERSUB: 0
GcMASTNAME:
GcSUBNAME:
GcCS_KNM:
GcDAT_NM: North American Datum of 1927 (US48, AK, HI, and Canada)
gcELL_NM: Clarke - 1866
GcSOURCE: Dialog settings
GcDESC_NM:
#
# ————————————————————————–
#
## Part 2: Non-derived, Coordinate System Specific Data
#
# ————————————————————————–
#
GcORG_LNG: -89: 00: 00.0000
GcORG_LAT: 13: 47: 03.500
GcSCL_RED: 1.0000000
GcMIN_LNG: 0: 00: 00.0000
GcMIN_LAT: 0: 00: 00.0000
GcMAX_LNG: 0: 00: 00.0000
GcMAX_LAT: 0: 00: 00.0000
GcMIN_X: 0.0000
GcMIN_Y: 0.0000
GcMAX_X: 0.0000
GcMAX_Y: 0.0000
GcPAPER_SCL: 1.00000000
GcX_OFF: 500000.0000
GcY_OFF: 295809.1840
GcUNIT_NM: METER
GcELL_KNM: CLRK66
# ————————————————————————–
GcPROTECT: 0

I'm going to try the information you sent me about Bentley's support and I'll let you know if I can do it.
Thanks

12. g! says:

I'm glad, you tell me how you did it to him.

13. jose says:

Thanks g! Logreeeeeeeeeeeeee.
Very fine friend

14. g! says:

I sent it to your email

15. jose says:

You could orient me which parameter I would have to modify since they are 100 meters to the north that I must move my maps. It would be nice to try the information you get from the support.
Thank you.

16. g! says:

Yes, in this part Geographics was easier. The support response came to me, but honestly it's kind of complicated.

17. jose says:

I almost achieved it I have a lag of 100 meters, I will keep trying but I did it with Geographic, since I did not find the data in bentley map.
Thank you,,

18. g! says:

Well, going back to the theme to customize the projection:

I was seeing that in Geographics this was easier, you just went to Tools/coordinate system/ and there you selected Master, then Conic and lambert conformal conic. And from there you could modify just the data as you put it in the mail. In the case of a customization, you made a copy of the .g66 file and then selected “master / read ASCII g66”, modified it and that's it.

I don't see it like that in Bentley Map, I have consulted support, but the only similar option I see is in: Tools / geographic / select coordinate system, then here you select "from library" and then look for "projected" in the library, north american, north american equidistant conic. What I don't see here is how to edit it.

I think you will have to edit the file on foot: you go to this address:

C: Program FilesBentleyGeospatialExtensioncoordinateparam

And here you look for the projection that suits, and you make a copy of it. Check it out, I think it might be:

Lmbrt.g66

You open it with notepad, and there you will see things like:

GcPRJ_KNM: LM
GcZONE_KNM:
GcGRP_KNM:
GcPRJ_NM: Lambert Conformal Conic Projection
GcCOORDSYS: 13
GcSHIFTMETHOD: 6
GcDELTA_X: 0.00000000
GcDELTA_Y: 0.00000000
GcDELTA_Z: 0.00000000
GcROT_X: 0.00000000
GcROT_Y: 0.00000000
GcROT_Z: 0.00000000
GcBWSCALE: 0.00000000
GcGLOBORG_X: 0.00000000
GcGLOBORG_Y: 0.00000000
GcGLOBORG_Z: 0.00000000
gcDGNMASUNIT_NM:
GcMASTUNITS: 429496729
GcSUBPERMAST: 10
GcUORPERSUB: 1
GcMASTNAME: m
GcSUBNAME:
GcCS_KNM:
GcDAT_NM: World Geodetic System of 1984
GcELL_NM: World Geodetic System of 1984
GcSOURCE: GeoCoordinator Dialog
GcDESC_NM:

you will have to adapt the data, if you have doubts about what they mean, go to the Bentley Map help, and look for the definitions of each one in “ASCII System Keywords”, with which you do the search by placing one of the names, it will appear.

Utilities / coordinate system / read ASCII .g66

Try it and let me know if you get caught up in anything.

19. g! says:

Give me a chance to go back to civilization, I'm on tour.

20. jose says:

I already sent you the files, I hope you indicate how to create the projection and export to klm.
very delicate. JOSEPH

21. g! says:

Send me a file to take a look

Editor (at) geofumadas. com

22. jose says:

I can send you the data and in what program can you create this projection. To which email you can send the data or I give you here in the forum. very thankful.

23. jose says:

Thank you I think I have the data that you mention, I would need your help to create the projection you mention, that's where I get lost.

24. g! says:

You will need to get the locally adjusted datum data, which in conditions like that, I suppose you changed the false east and eccentricity values.
You would then have to create the projection with the adjustments, then assign the projection to these and then export to kml.

25. jose says:

Thank you, in another forum leave this concern; Hello g !, you can help me export my files to kml, I try to change the coordinate system with Bentley Map but in my country El Salvador is in quadrant 16 but as it is small, we work with a division of quadrants, how can I do in this case, since when I export, the files in the Pacific Ocean fall to me, like a kilometer and a half to the south. Thank you

26. g! says:
27. jose says:

Vicente what is the address of the Web.
JOSEPH

28. Pedro says:

The autocad civil material 3d 2009, is very good, it will be possible to get 2010.
Thank you

29. Jose Luis says:

The download link does not work !!!!! Can you fix it ??? _ Thank you.

30. Renzo Ruiz says:

The material on display is very helpful for those of us who work with the program very well prepared with practical exercises. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. Congratulations to ApliCAD. And Geofumadas for giving knowledge of such a great manual.

31. David says:

Thanks, many thanks for the manuals, just imagine how much time they will save us in learning this program.

32. William Rosales says:

I would not know how to thank the help they give with these contributions !!!

33. Pablo E. Hass G. says:

Thank you very much, the information is invaluable. I would be grateful to publish more related articles.
Atte. Pablo Hass
PILGRIMAGE THROUGH GUATEMALA

34. g! says:

Thanks for the clarification Vicente, I have been comparing, and there is some similiarity in exercises that come with the tutorial of Civil3D, but in fact, it is a great job they have done. I have already made the clarifications in the post.

Regards and congratulations

35. My name is Vicente Alarcon and I am the Dtor. Of the Department of GIS and Civil Engineering of APLICAD. We are delighted that this documentation we have developed is useful. I just want to make an observation to the presentation that you make of the book. This manual is not an adaptation of English, on the contrary has been written entirely by one of our application engineers: Neus Ros (Engineer in Geodesy by the Polytechnic University of Valencia).
By the way, if you are also interested in GIS topics, I invite you to download the GIS Project Manual with Autocad MAP from Rafael Serrano and Vicente Alarcon on our website.
Greetings to all.

36. John says:

Hi, where can I get this manual? Thank you !!