Two-day, hands-on course covering the essentials of AutoCAD Civil 3D for Surveyors.

AutoCAD Civil 3D contains an effective set of tools geared toward survey professionals. Gain the knowledge and skills needed to import and process survey information, perform adjustments, and create a model of existing conditions in Civil 3D.


*pricing per student

Civil 3D for Surveyors
  • An understanding of the fundamental concepts and functions of AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of basic surveying concepts, procedures, and terminology
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operation system

Target Audience:

  • Survey professionals that do not need to learn all of the functionality taught in Ideate‚Äôs Civil 3D Fundamentals course
  • Prior users of Land Desktop or competing software titles wanting to adopt a Civil 3D survey workflow


Objective: This class will increase the productivity of survey technicians and surveyors by equipping them with the basic skills needed to effectively use AutoCAD Civil 3D in a typical survey workflow. To ensure confidence in your new skills, we extend your classroom training with 90 days of free follow-up support on all class material.

Scheduling: This training course will be conducted over 2 consecutive days. Class will run from 9am-5pm on each scheduled class day.

Location: This class is scheduled on rotation across several of Ideate's training centers but is not regularly scheduled in all office locations. Please contact for further details on class rotation and scheduling.

Detailed Course Outline

Day 1

  • AutoCAD Civil 3D Interface
  • Connecting to Geospatial Data
  • Survey Setup
  • Points

Day 2

  • Points with Connective Clouds
  • Field Book Files
  • Surfaces

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