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T.Willey

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Getting started
« on: March 06, 2018, 05:32:39 PM »
I recently graduated from school with a Bs in Geoscience.  I have been looking for a job, but nothing is available in areas where I want to live for my current skill set and experience.  I was thinking that working for a civil firm might be my best bet, as I can use my AutoCAD experience while working towards something with my new degree.  The problem is no one will give me a chance since I do not have Civil3D experience.  I was able to pick up Unigraphics (3D parametric program for machine parts) while on the job and become productive, but that does not seem to matter.

My question is:  What would be the best way to get Civil3D experience?  I have seen some online courses ranging from $20 / video to $1800 for 5 courses where the last class will prepare me for getting a certificate from AutoDesk.  There isn't a college class where I am at until fall.  Get a student version and a textbook?

Thanks in advance.
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mjfarrell

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Re: Getting started
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 06:12:28 PM »
Check out my tutorials...they are free...
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Re: Getting started
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 06:26:27 PM »
Also, it isn't that hard to pass the Civil 3D certification exam...
not there is a lot of value in it other than it would show that you understand the application.
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T.Willey

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Re: Getting started
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 06:37:26 PM »
Michael,

I saw your site with the tutorials, and I am glad there is that.  Thanks.  I guess I have to see if I can run Civil3D on my computer (hasn't been upgraded in awhile) and if I can get a student copy.
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Re: Getting started
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2018, 09:33:31 AM »
I learn Civil 3D by recreating a project that was designed with and other engineering software package.  (Civil Designer - Michael might know it.)

I took me sometime.  I created all the styles of the profile views etc. to match the drawings that I had.

Maybe if you can get hold of a small subdivision project's drawings and recreate the streets, water, sewer etc drawings.
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T.Willey

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Re: Getting started
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2018, 10:19:20 AM »
Thanks, Willie.  That sounds like a good idea.
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