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Course Overview

Welcome to ArchiTech CAD Academy’s Diploma in Infrastructure Design with Civil 3D, a specialized program tailored for individuals aspiring to excel in the realm of infrastructure design using Autodesk Civil 3D. As a recognized Autodesk Authorized Training Center in Sri Lanka, we are committed to delivering top-notch education with a focus on practical skills and industry relevance.

This comprehensive diploma program is structured to accommodate diverse schedules, offering flexibility with both weekday and weekend batches. Our esteemed educators, drawn from the academia and industry, bring forth a wealth of knowledge and practical insights. Their expertise ensures that participants receive a well-rounded education, preparing them for the challenges of infrastructure design with Civil 3D.

Flexibility is at the core of our program design, incorporating a balanced approach of online classes and a user-friendly Learning Management System (LMS). This allows participants to seamlessly blend instructor-led sessions with self-paced learning, ensuring an effective and adaptable learning experience.

Embark on a transformative journey as you delve into the intricacies of infrastructure design with Civil 3D. Uncover the power of Autodesk’s advanced tools in optimizing workflows and achieving successful project outcomes. Join us at ArchiTech CAD Academy, where you will unlock the skills that set you apart in the dynamic field of infrastructure design and Civil 3D expertise.

Program Aim

The objectives of the Diploma in Infrastructure Design with Civil 3D:

Our Diploma in Infrastructure Design with Civil 3D program is meticulously crafted to equip participants with advanced skills and knowledge essential for excelling in the dynamic field of infrastructure design. By mastering Autodesk Civil 3D, you will gain the capability to efficiently design, model, and analyze infrastructure projects, ensuring their successful implementation.

This comprehensive program aims to empower you with the following:

1. Civil 3D Fundamentals: Develop a deep understanding of the Civil 3D interface, allowing you to proficiently navigate and utilize the software’s tools for designing and modeling infrastructure projects based on industry standards.

2. Project Design and Documentation: Acquire expertise in project design, including creating alignment geometry, designing corridors, and generating detailed construction documentation to ensure precision in infrastructure projects.

3. Surface Modeling: Learn essential skills in creating and managing surface models, enabling you to analyze terrain, design grading solutions, and ensure optimal functionality of infrastructure elements.

4. Pipe Network Design: Gain proficiency in designing and analyzing pipe networks for utilities, stormwater management, and sanitary systems, ensuring efficient and effective infrastructure planning.

5. Quantity Takeoff and Cost Estimation: Develop the skills to perform accurate quantity takeoffs and cost estimations using Civil 3D, facilitating comprehensive project budgeting and resource allocation.

6. Collaboration and Data Exchange: Acquire the ability to collaborate seamlessly with other stakeholders by effectively exchanging project data between Civil 3D and other design and analysis tools.

7. Visualization and Presentation: Learn to create compelling visualizations and presentations using Civil 3D, facilitating clear communication of design concepts and project proposals to stakeholders.

8. Project Workflow Optimization: Explore strategies to optimize infrastructure design workflows, ensuring efficiency in project execution and delivery.

Upon completion of this program, you will emerge as a proficient infrastructure designer, capable of leveraging Civil 3D to design, model, and analyze complex infrastructure projects with precision. Whether you are a seasoned professional in the industry or a student pursuing a career in infrastructure design, this diploma is designed to enhance your expertise and empower you to excel in the field of infrastructure design with Civil 3D.

Career Opportunities

Upon successfully completing our Diploma in Infrastructure Design with Civil 3D program, you’ll open the door to a world of exciting career opportunities in the dynamic field of infrastructure design. Here are some promising career paths you can pursue:

1. Infrastructure Design Engineer: As an Infrastructure Design Engineer, you’ll play a crucial role in developing detailed designs for various infrastructure projects, utilizing your proficiency in Civil 3D to model and analyze complex infrastructure elements.

2. Civil Engineer: Step into the role of a Civil Engineer, where you’ll be involved in planning, designing, and overseeing the construction of infrastructure projects. Your expertise in Civil 3D will contribute to accurate project documentation and efficient project execution.

3. Transportation Planner: If you’re interested in transportation infrastructure, your skills in infrastructure design and Civil 3D can lead you to a career as a Transportation Planner. You’ll be responsible for planning and optimizing transportation systems.

4. Urban Designer: Work as an Urban Designer, contributing to the planning and development of urban spaces. Your proficiency in Civil 3D will enable you to create designs that align with sustainable and efficient urban development practices.

5. Land Development Consultant: Your expertise in Civil 3D makes you well-suited for a role as a Land Development Consultant, where you’ll provide guidance on land development projects, ensuring compliance with regulations and efficient land use.

6. Construction Project Manager: Transition into the role of a Construction Project Manager, overseeing the implementation of infrastructure projects. Your skills in infrastructure design with Civil 3D will contribute to effective project planning and execution.

7. GIS Specialist: Join the field as a Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist, utilizing your knowledge of Civil 3D to analyze spatial data and create maps for infrastructure planning and management.

8. Environmental Engineer: Contribute to environmental sustainability by pursuing a career as an Environmental Engineer, where your expertise in infrastructure design with Civil 3D can be applied to environmentally conscious project planning.

9. Consultancy Services: Offer your expertise as a Civil 3D consultant to organizations seeking guidance on efficient infrastructure design practices. Assist in optimizing workflows and implementing best practices in Civil 3D.

10. Teaching and Training: Share your knowledge and passion for infrastructure design and Civil 3D by pursuing a career in teaching or training. Educational institutions and training centers often seek qualified instructors in this specialized field.

For students currently enrolled in civil engineering or related programs, this diploma opens up opportunities to gain a competitive edge in the job market. Your proficiency in Civil 3D will set you apart when seeking internships and entry-level positions in roles related to infrastructure design and civil engineering.

With the skills and knowledge acquired through our program, you’ll be well-prepared to embark on a rewarding career path where innovative design, efficient modeling, and infrastructure planning converge. Take the first step toward a prosperous future by enrolling in the “Diploma in Infrastructure Design with Civil 3D” program at ArchiTech CAD Academy. Your career journey awaits!

Suitable for

This diploma program, “Diploma in Infrastructure Design with Civil 3D,” is tailored to meet the learning needs of a diverse audience seeking to advance their expertise in the field of infrastructure design. Here’s a breakdown of individuals for whom this course is particularly suitable:

1. Civil Engineers: Professionals in civil engineering roles aiming to enhance their proficiency in infrastructure design using Autodesk Civil 3D, enabling them to create detailed designs, analyze terrain, and efficiently plan infrastructure projects.

2. Urban Planners: Urban planning professionals seeking to incorporate advanced design techniques for sustainable and efficient urban development, utilizing the capabilities of Civil 3D.

3. Transportation Engineers: Individuals involved in transportation engineering looking to optimize transportation systems, design roadways, and plan infrastructure projects using Civil 3D.

4. Land Development Specialists: Professionals involved in land development projects aspiring to refine their skills in infrastructure design, grading solutions, and efficient land use planning with Civil 3D.

5. GIS Analysts: Geographic Information System (GIS) analysts interested in leveraging Civil 3D for spatial data analysis and mapping related to infrastructure planning.

6. Environmental Engineers: Environmental professionals aiming to contribute to environmentally conscious infrastructure projects, utilizing Civil 3D for sustainable design practices.

7. Construction Project Managers: Construction project managers seeking to enhance their understanding of infrastructure design for effective project planning, execution, and documentation with Civil 3D.

8. Consultants: Individuals aspiring to work as consultants, providing expertise in infrastructure design to organizations seeking guidance on optimizing workflows and implementing best practices using Civil 3D.

9. Teaching and Training Aspirants: Those interested in becoming instructors or trainers in infrastructure design and Civil 3D can benefit from this program, as it equips them with comprehensive knowledge for teaching purposes.

10. Entrepreneurs: Entrepreneurs looking to establish their own consulting firms in the field of infrastructure design can use this course to gain the expertise needed to offer specialized services to clients.

11. Students in Civil Engineering Programs: Students currently enrolled in civil engineering or related technical programs can gain a competitive advantage by mastering Civil 3D through this diploma course, preparing them for future roles in the industry.

12. Professionals Seeking Career Change: Individuals from diverse backgrounds who are interested in transitioning into infrastructure design roles can use this course to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge.

13. Anyone with a Fundamental Knowledge of Civil Engineering: Individuals with a basic understanding of civil engineering processes can join this course to further their knowledge and enhance their career prospects in the field.

14. University Students: Students who follow civil engineering or related technical programs.

The “Diploma in Infrastructure Design with Civil 3D” program is designed to accommodate learners at various levels of experience, providing a comprehensive learning experience that caters to both beginners and seasoned professionals in the field of infrastructure design.

Program Structure

About ArchiTech CAD Academy

About Learning Management System and Results Management System

About Students’ support system

Lesson 01 - Overview

Understanding Civil 3D
  • Overview of Civil 3D and its significance in Infrastructure Design
  • Key features and capabilities
  • Real-world applications of Civil 3D in infrastructure projects
  • Exploring the Civil 3D workspace
  • Introduction to the ribbon and its functionality
  • Understanding the role of the Application menu
  • Customizing the workspace for efficient use
Launching Commands with the Ribbon
  • Utilizing the ribbon for efficient command access
  • Overview of essential commands for infrastructure design
  • Customizing the ribbon to streamline workflow
  • Utilizing the ribbon for efficient command access
Exploring Model Components
  • Prospector Lab
    • Understanding the Prospector tab in Civil 3D
    • Navigating through model components with Prospector
      • Managing and organizing design elements efficiently
    • Drawing Settings and the Settings Tab
      • Exploring drawing settings for precise project configuration
      • Leveraging the Settings tab to customize design parameters
      • Optimizing project settings for specific infrastructure requirements
      • Drawing Settings and the Settings Tab

Lesson 02 - Working with Civil 3D Points

Introduction to Points
  • Defining points and their role in Civil 3D.
  • Types of points: COGO points, survey points, etc.
  • Importing points from files and other sources.
Managing and Editing Points
  • Creating and organizing point groups.
  • Setting point styles and visibility.
  • Editing point elevations and coordinates.
  • Utilizing tools for querying and analyzing point data.

Lesson 03 - Applications of Points

Applications of Points
  • Using points for surface creation and analysis.
  • Applying points for stakeout and construction.
  • Integrating points with other Civil 3D features.
Working with Civil 3D Surfaces
  • Introduction to Surfaces
    • Defining surfaces and their importance in land development.
    • Types of surfaces: TIN, Grid, LandXML.
    • Creating surfaces from points, contours, breaklines, etc.
  • Editing and Modifying Surfaces
    • Trimming, splitting, and merging surfaces.
    • Adding and removing breaklines and boundaries.
    • Adjusting surface parameters and data sources.
  • Surface Analysis and Applications
    • Calculating slopes, volumes, and cut/fill quantities.
    • Generating contours and surface drainage reports.
    • Utilizing surfaces for site planning and design.
    • Integrating surfaces with other Civil 3D features.
  • Advanced Point and Surface Techniques:
    • Working with point clouds and LiDAR data.
    • Utilizing surface styles and visualization tools.
    • Automating tasks using macros and scripts.

Lesson 04 - Design Roads with Civil 3D Alignments and Profiles

Introduction to Road Design
  • Design standards and their importance.
  • Understanding road geometry and terminology.
  • Setting up your Civil 3D project for road design.
Mastering Alignments
  • Creating alignments from scratch and referencing existing data.
  • Editing and manipulating alignment points and geometry.
  • Utilizing tools like tangents, curves, spirals, and vertical curves.
  • Applying design constraints and rules to control alignment behavior.
Conquering Profiles
  • Generating automatic profiles from alignments.
  • Editing and adjusting profile elevations and grades.
  • Calculating cut/fill volumes and earthwork quantities.
  • Integrating profiles with cross-sections for detailed design.

Lesson 05 - Create Assemblies and Corridors with Civil 3D

Create Assemblies and Corridors with Civil 3D
  • Building Block Assemblies
    • Creating and managing custom assemblies for various road components
    • Understanding assembly rules and parameters
    • Applying materials and textures to assemblies
  • Unleashing the Power of Corridors
    • Building dynamic corridors from alignments and assemblies
    • Modifying corridor parameters and transitions for optimal design
    • Leveraging dynamic templates for automated updates
    • Designing intersections and interchanges using corridors
  • Corridors and Advanced Design
    • Optimizing corridors for terrain and visibility
    • Combining corridors with other Civil 3D features like drainage design
    • Utilizing scripts and automation tools for efficient workflow
Create Section Views (Cross Sections) with Civil 3D:
  • Unveiling the cross-section
    • Understanding the importance of cross sections in road design
    • Generating cross-sections from corridors and alignments
    • Modifying section styles and annotations for clarity
  • Analyzing the Earth
    • Visualizing cut/fill volumes within cross-sections
    • Calculating earthwork quantities and generating reports
    • Balancing cut and fill volumes for optimized design
  • Data and Beyond
    • Exporting cross-section data to other software for further analysis
    • Integrating cross sections with other Civil 3D features for comprehensive design

Lesson 06 - Plan Production with Civil 3D

Production Planning Fundamentals
  • Production Planning Fundamentals
    • Importance of production planning in construction projects
    • Breakdown of work tasks and sequencing
    • Identifying critical paths and dependencies
  • Civil 3D for Production Planning
    • Creating detailed site layouts and phasing plans
    • Utilizing grading and earthwork calculations for resource planning
    • Generating material takeoffs and managing equipment needs
    • Simulating construction sequencing and logistics with Civil 3D


Collaboration and Communication
  • Sharing and presenting production plans using Civil 3D models
  • Effective communication with stakeholders and contractors
  • Integrating production plans with other project management tools

Lesson 07 - Create Intersections with Civil 3D

Intersection Design Fundamentals
  • Types of intersections and their applications
  • Design standards and requirements for intersections
  • Traffic analysis and turning movements
  • Pedestrian and bicycle considerations in intersection design
Building Intersections with Civil 3D
  • Utilizing corridors and dynamic templates for intersection models
  • Designing specific intersection elements like curbs, islands, and medians
  • Applying surface styles and textures for realistic visualization
Advanced Intersection Techniques
  • Integrating drainage design and utilities into intersections
  • Incorporating traffic signals and signage using Civil 3D tools
  • Optimizing intersection design for safety and efficiency
Quantifying and Reporting
  • Generating accurate material quantities for intersection construction
  • Creating detailed reports and plans for stakeholders

Lesson 08 - Mastering Civil 3D Parcels

Introduction to Parcels
  • Definition and importance of parcels in land development
  • Understanding parcel data formats and attributes
  • Overview of Civil 3D parcel tools and workflow
Importing and Exporting Parcel Data
  • Working with various data formats like DXF, LandXML, and CSV
  • Cleaning and preparing imported parcel data for Civil 3D
  • Exporting parcels for use in other software and reports
  • Importing and Exporting Parcel Data
Creating and Editing Parcels
  • Building parcels from lines, points, and descriptions
  • Editing parcel boundaries and attributes with accuracy
  • Utilizing tools for splitting, merging, and correcting parcel geometry
Parcel Analysis and Reporting
  • Calculating parcel areas, perimeters, and other key attributes
  • Generating reports and plans with detailed parcel information
  • Exporting data for further analysis and GIS applications

Lesson 09 - Understanding the Power of Civil 3D Feature Lines

Feature Lines: Beyond Boundaries
  • Understanding the role of feature lines in various Civil 3D applications
  • Creating feature lines from existing objects, points, and surveys
  • Editing and manipulating feature line geometry and elevations
Feature Lines for Design and Analysis
  • Utilizing feature lines for grading and drainage design
  • Applying feature lines for site planning and delineation
  • Extracting profiles and sections from feature lines for detailed analysis
Mastering Feature Line Elevations
  • Setting and editing feature line elevations using various methods
  • Applying elevation styles and rules for clear visualization
  • Leveraging feature lines for surface creation and analysis
Advanced Feature Line Techniques
  • Integrating feature lines with alignments and corridors for dynamic updates
  • Utilizing scripting and automation tools for efficient feature line workflows
  • Troubleshooting common feature line challenges and errors
Conquering Civil 3D Grading: Grading Fundamentals
  • Principles of land grading and their importance in civil projects
  • Overview of Civil 3D grading tools and workflow
  • Building and editing surfaces from various data sources

Lesson 10 - Building and editing surfaces from various data sources

Mastering Grading Techniques
  • Applying cut/fill, slope, and vertical offset grading methods
  • Utilizing tools for grading transitions, intersections, and drainage design
  • Editing and refining existing grading models for optimal results.
Grading Analysis and Reporting
  • Grading Fundamentals
    • Principles of land grading and their importance in civil projects
    • Overview of Civil 3D grading tools and workflow
    • Building and editing surfaces from various data sources
  • Mastering Grading Techniques
    • Applying cut/fill, slope, and vertical offset grading methods
    • Utilizing tools for grading transitions, intersections, and drainage design
    • Editing and refining existing grading models for optimal results
  • Grading Analysis and Reporting
    • Calculating cut/fill volumes
    • Performing accurate cut and fill volume calculations
    • Using Civil 3D tools for volume analysis
    • Visualizing and interpreting volume reports

Lesson 11 - Advanced Scheduling

Resource Sharing Across Projects
  • Exploring resource-sharing techniques for efficient project resource allocation
  • Practical demonstration of sharing resources among multiple projects
  • Tips for optimizing resource utilization and avoiding conflicts
Advanced Scheduling Techniques
  • Exploring advanced scheduling features in Primavera P6
  • Strategies for optimizing project schedules for complex scenarios
  • Real-world examples showcasing the impact of advanced scheduling techniques
Global Changes and Data Integrity
  • Understanding the concept of global changes in Primavera P6
  • Techniques for making global changes while maintaining data integrity
  • Strategies for ensuring consistency and accuracy in project data

Assignment Brief - Final Individual Submission

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R.H.M.Channa Malintha Senarathna

M Sc. Construction Project Management (reading),
B Sc. (Hons) QS, Adv. dip civil

A committed lecturer with over 8 years of experience at leading construction companies.

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