Introduction to Autodesk Land Desktop 2008 and Civil Design 2008

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Published March 14, 2008
234 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-373-7


Introduction to Autodesk Land Desktop 2008 and Civil Design 2008 introduces the reader to Autodesk's Land Desktop software using tutorial style lessons. Each lesson is based on real world projects that acquaint the reader with the important features of the software. In each lesson goals and objectives for the section are explained then a scenario is purposed. The text gives a thorough description for not only how each of these tasks are accomplished but also why each step is taken.

The text starts out with a review of the basics of AutoCAD and an introduction to Land Desktop. Special attention is given to the important differences between the AutoCAD and Land Desktop commands. As the text continues each section introduces the reader to the many different features of Land Desktop. Topics include points, project manager, parcels, surfaces, contours, cross sections, volumes and grading.

Table of Contents

  1. Reviewing AutoCAD Basics
  2. Land Desktop Impacts on the AutoCAD Environment
  3. Setting AEC Points
  4. Point Groups and the Land Desktop Project Manager
  5. Importing and Exporting AEC Points
  6. Rotation, Translation and Datum Adjustment
  7. Lines and Curves
  8. Line Labeling
  9. Line and Curve Tables
  10. Point Labeling
  11. Parcel Computations
  12. Creating a Surface
  13. Faults (Breaklines)
  14. Creating Contours From Surface Data
  15. Land Desktop Cross Sections
  16. Earth Volumes
  17. Alignments
  18. Civil Design Profiles
  19. Civil Design Cross Sections
  20. Civil Design Section Plotting
  21. Drawing Civil Design Templates
  22. Defining Civil Design Templates
  23. Civil Design Control-Templates
  24. Civil Design Control-Alignments
  25. Civil Design Control-Profiles
  26. Civil Design Volume Computations
  27. Civil Design Grading Object
  28. Civil/Survey Tool Pack


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