ATC591 - Auto CAD 2018 - 3D Civil - Advanced

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Subject Title
Auto CAD 2018 - 3D Civil - Advanced

Subject Description
This course is designed to enhance the basic knowledge of the Civil 3D design tools acquired from ATC581 ? AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals. This is the continuation of the civil design and drafting to improve on the Civil 3D techniques with a focus on refinement and development of useable and relevant civil 3d object styles and drafting methods similar to the industry standards. Create a drawing for a subdivision, basic road design, sewer and profile design, applicable to the typical municipal and industry design standards.

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Setup and understand survey database
  • Manage COGO and survey points
  • Create and edit surfaces from other 3D drawing files and linework
  • Create and manage surface styles for analysis
  • Create subdivision lot parcels and right-of-way parcels
  • Create various alignments and edit alignment geometry
  • Create profile views and profile labels
  • Build and edit assemblies, create corridors and work with targets
  • Model a cul-de-sac corridor and intersection corridor design
  • Create road cross-section views
  • Create and edit waste water (gravity) pipe network on plan and profile
  • Create pressure pipe network
  • Work with and create feature lines and grading objects
  • Work with quantity take-off tools in Civil 3D
  • Create and manage data shortcuts
  • Create and manage various Civil 3D objects styles and label styles

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

ATC581- Auto CAD 3D Civil

Topic Outline
The AutoCAD Civil 3D Interface

  • Review of the Toolspace, Panorama, Ribbons
  • Starting new projects
  • Importing styles
  • Setup survey databases
  • Create description key sets
  • Elements of a Point
  • Points settings and Points creation
  • Create Points Toolbar
  • Points Group
  • Create surfaces
  • Other methods to create surface
  • Edit and refine surface
  • Surface analysis and surface labels
  • Other surface label types
  • Creating a new site
  • Parcel creation and sizing tools
  • Subdivision parcels and right-of-way parcels
  • Area labels
  • Parcel segment labels
  • Create alignments
  • Alignment geometry
  • Alignment components
  • Alignment labels
Profile and Profile Views
  • Profile creation (surface sampling and layout tools)
  • Edit profiles
  • Profile views
  • Profile labels
Subassemblies, Assemblies and Corridors
  • Tool Palettes
  • Build Assemblies
  • Corridor components and corridor feature lines
  • Targets
  • Corridor surface
  • Cul-de-sac
  • Intersection tools
Cross Sections
  • Sample lines
  • Section views
  • Calculate volumes, volume report, volume table
  • Points settings and Points creation
  • Create Points Toolbar
  • Points Group
Pipe Networks
  • Setup pipe network
  • Create waste water network
  • Draw pipe network parts in plan and profile
  • Pipe network labels on plan and profile
  • Interference check
  • Setup pressure pipe network
  • Feature lines
  • Label feature lines
  • Create grading objects
Quantity Takeoff
  • Pay items
  • Corridor quantity
  • Pipes and structures pay items
Data Shortcuts
  • Working folder and data shortcut folder
  • Data shortcut and creating references
Plan Production
  • View frames and match lines
  • Plan and Profile Sheets
  • Manage sheets

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Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

  • Assignments are due at the beginning of the class on which they are due.
  • A late penalty of 10% per day is assessed for late assignments, including those not handed in at the beginning of class when due.
  • Material will not be accepted after one week following the due date and/or when the marked material is returned to students, whichever comes first.
  • Assignments are to be prepared by computer.

Absenteeism and Exams
  • Students should be aware that absenteeism almost guarantees an inability to achieve satisfactory grades.
  • Students who are absent for an examination due to an emergency (e.g., motor vehicle accident, hospitalization or death in the family) may provide official documentation within five days of the missed exam and be provided a deferred exam at a later date.  Official documentation includes a death notice or an original doctor’s certificate identifying the date, length of time expected absence and the specific reason for the absence.  Examinations missed without official documentation and approval result in a grade of zero.
  • There are no deferred options for missed tests.  The value of missed tests, at the discretion of the Faculty, will be added to other evaluation components

English Proficiency
  • All written work should demonstrate the following characteristics for clarity and conciseness:
    • writing is consistent with the rules of English grammar
    • spelling and punctuation are correct
    • sentences are structured correctly
    • main ideas are supported with specific, relevant examples and reasons
    • work flows logically through supporting statements/paragraphs
    • work is arranged in correct format (e.g., as a report, essay)
    • up to 10% of the final grade may be deducted on all work if the above English competencies are not met.

Format for Assignments
  •  Students must use the standard, APA style for quoting sources.   Help is available at:

Laboratory Attendance
The laboratory component is essential and therefore it is strongly recommended  that you attend all labs.  Any missed labs must be supported with a legal document with three days of the lab.  Any student who fails to attend 2 scheduled laboratory classes for a 7 week subject and more than 3 laboratory classes for a 14 week subject will not pass the subject.  

Laboratory Safety
Students are required to review and understand the safety procedures and guidelines outlined on the first class and sign the sheet to this effect before beginning work in the laboratory.  Students must also wear a lab coat and safety glasses when conducting experiments.
A student who arrives without the proper safety equipment will not be permitted to participant in the lab but will be asked to leave the class.  The student will receive no grade for the lab missed.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:
3 Assignments @ 25% each  75%
Final Exam 25%

Other Evaluation Considerations
The student is expected to comply with the Safety Rules for working in the laboratory, sign the safety contract, and WILL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WEAR CONTACT LENSES in the laboratory.  The student will know where all safety equipment is located in the laboratory and will be familiar with WHMIS concepts and signage.

Approved by: Sharon Estok