Update: Want To Learn Civil 3D? Introducing The C3D Crash Course!

Update: The course is available now for instant download on Gumroad. Order the Civil 3D Crash Course Now  

Hey Everybody!

Brandon here, back with a big new update and exciting news on the Blog!

I’m excited to share this with all of you now, if you follow me on the email newsletter (it’s definitely worth it! You can sign up on the right sidebar if you’re not already) you’ve likely already heard the good news and possibly already taken advantage of it by being one of the first to pre-order my upcoming Intro to Civil 3d Course.

So the big news: I’m making a Civil 3D Crash course and guess what, it’s almost here!
I’m so excited to share it with you all and I hope you’ll check it out and consider getting it!

Update: The course is available now for instant download on Gumroad. Order the Civil 3D Crash Course Now  

A Little Background info:
I’ve been asked a lot in the past about making more Civil 3D tutorials and training, in particular helping people get started with C3D in a quick and easy way without getting too advanced or confusing for new users and those looking for a quick refresh. That’s why, in the Civil 3D Crash Course, I wanted to make a point of taking out all the extra and initially unneeded information and filler that you get in regular civil 3d courses and focus on creating a very easy to follow Intro to the Basics of C3D.

The Civil 3D Crash Course is a perfect way to learn the basics of Civil 3D quickly by going through real-world and usable examples in a step by step process that you can then use on your own right away.

This makes it perfect for those of you who have no C3D experience as well as those with basic knowledge looking to learn some new tricks and techniques in a short time for a low cost (most C3D courses are in the thousands of dollars and can take days to get to the actual information you need)

Whether you are a designer, a drafter or an engineer looking to learn some of the extremely useful tools and abilities of Civil 3d this course will help you get started quickly.

Update: The course is available now for instant download on Gumroad. Order the Civil 3D Crash Course Now  

What’s going to be covered and which Real-world tasks will we learn to complete in the course: 

1. Surface Creation (The foundation of most C3D tools/commands)
– Covers Surface creation using common source data, including; contours, points and triangles

2. Grading (One of the most useful and used features of C3D)

  • We will go through 2 examples of grading projects from start to finish. A pond/berm grading including a Finished Surface and how to export it, as well as creating a section to show the pond design and compare to the original ground. The other example we will go through is a Site grading where we will grade an untouched lot to a specific grade as well and tie it into the existing ground, this would be like grading a new building lot.

3. Road Design (A detailed walkthrough and step by step process to design and model a basic road in C3D)

  • A more in-depth task that will showcase and explain a variety of C3Ds features, including; Alignments, profiles, assemblies, corridors and more.

4. Analysis (We will go through how to use Volume Comparisons to get cut/fill quantities based on your designed and existing surfaces)

  • We will go through basic calculations using our real examples so you can do them yourself right away.

5. Misc (along the way we will also cover a variety of useful tools and features)
– Including, editing and creating styles for surfaces, profiles, labels etc..
– Creating and labeling Contours
– Making Sections
– Feature lines and editing them

Once again, I think this compact and to the point course will be a huge benefit and valuable resource for anyone that would like to learn some Civil 3D without investing a lot of time or money and will be able to come out of the training feeling comfortable with the basics of C3D!

Pre-Order the Civil 3D Crash Course Now  (You won’t be charged until the course launches and the files are made available for instant download) Tentative release for Sept. 10th 🙂

Update: The course is available now for instant download on Gumroad. Order the Civil 3D Crash Course Now  

As always, thank you so much for reading, subscribing and being a part of the CAD Intentions community, if you have any questions at all don’t forget to leave a comment below.

Cheers and happy drafting,


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Brandon is a Civil Designer, Aspiring Blogger/Creator, Husband, Father to two Amazing Kids and Tech Aficionado from a small town in Canada. He has been obsessed with design and technology since he can remember and working as a Civil Designer for nearly as long. Brandon’s blog and Youtube channel, CADIntentions.com has been his outlet and excuse for keeping up with new tech and trends in the CAD design world for the last 10 years growing to more than 60,000 subscribers and over 15,000,000 views, while also being the source of many great friendships and unique opportunities. If you would like to Sponsor CAD Intentions or Work together in some way, Please visit my About Page and send me an email: http://cadintentions.com/about-me/