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SURV 2205 - Civil 3D: Introduction

Surveying Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

Introduction to Autodesk Civil 3D software. Students will create and manage drawings; edit & create styles and settings; create, import, analyze, manipulate points; import and edit electronic data collection files; create point groups; create description keys; draw lines and curves; label points, lines and curves; subdivide land; create, edit and analyze terrain models; generate volumes between terrain models; create horizontal alignments; create existing and design profiles; create and use assemblies for corridor design.


Students should have experience using computer aided design (CAD) software with the knowledge and skills necessary for creating a basic 2D working drawing using AutoCAD prior to taking SURV 2205.​





Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 35333

Tue Sep 08 - Tue Nov 24 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Nov 24 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY Online Delivery


Dave Rutherford

Course Outline




  1. This course may be transitioned to remote/online format pending the COVID-19 situation. The instructor will provide details in the event an on-line course occurs. You may contact the instructor directly should you have any questions at You may proceed to register for this course online, or by contacting Student Information and Enrollment Services (SIES) at 604-434-1610 or 1-866-434-1610 Toll-Free (Canada and US only).
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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Create and manage Civil 3D drawings and projects.
  • Create and manage Civil 3D object styles and object label styles.
  • Import and export point files.
  • Create, manage, edit and label points.
  • Create description keys to extract and label point attribute data.
  • Recognize similar point attributes points and create point groups.
  • Create, modify and analyze surfaces.
  • Create volume surfaces.
  • Determine the volume between two surfaces.
  • Subdivide parcels using a variety of methods.
  • Create horizontal and vertical alignments.
  • Create road design assemblies (templates).
  • Create corridors and corridor surface models.

Effective as of Fall 2011

Related Programs

SURV 2205 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Technology
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Civil Technology
    Part-time   Certificate

School of Energy

  1. Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technology
    Part-time   Associate Certificate


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