Civil 3D

Civil 3D essentials for complete beginners

Learn Civil 3D right from scratch in this course made for an absolute beginner.

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In this course.

29 Video Lessons

Easy difficulty

Projects and practice

Q&A instructor support

Certificate of completion

Video captions in English

Quizzes for self assessment

Downloadable lesson files

Course contents.

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About this course.

This course is made for an absolute beginner of Civil 3D who has never worked with the software before and they are starting to learn it for the very first time.

The course starts with the basics like user interface, tool space, prospector tab and general settings and gradually you will learn to create manage project settings, create profiles, intersections, sheets, viewframes and a lot more.

By the time you will finish this course you will have a solid understanding of Civil 3D tools.

You will be able to make and modify your own drawings using Civil 3D after finishing this course.

Who should take this course.

This course is for a complete beginner of Civil 3D who has never worked with the software before and wants to learn it right from scratch.


Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 up to the latest version on Windows operating system is recommended for the course.

Course overview post

Seth Cohen

Course Author

Seth Cohen is a CAD Director, Senior Designer and Trainer for both Autodesk and Bentley products including AutoCAD, Civil 3D, InfraWorks, Vehicle Tracking, MicroStation, and OpenRoads at an engineering firm in the state of Florida. He has over 25 years of civil engineering, architectural, and mechanical experience, working in the industry as a CAD Technician and CAD Director designing and producing production plans for many state departments of transportation (DOTs), municipalities, and private civil engineering firms.  Seth also has experience in implementing Mobile and UAV LiDAR, and producing topo and existing ground conditions for site and roadway design.

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If you subscribe for a monthly subscription then you will have the access to all the courses for one month and if you subscribe for an annual subscription you will have access to all the courses for one year.

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You can also cancel the subscription anytime you want.

If you are a free subscriber you will have limited access to courses forever.

Will I get a certificate after finishing the courses?

Yes after finishing every course 100% you will get a signed and verifiable certificate of completion from SourceCAD. Anyone can verify the authenticity of your certificate using QR code or Certificate number using our certificate verification tool. You can add these certificates to your LinkedIn profile and CV.

Do you offer discounts for schools, colleges or teams?

Yes, we offer discounts for schools, colleges and teams with a batch size of 5 or more, schedule your free demo here.

Where can I get support?

For subject matter questions, you can reach the instructor in the Q&A area. For your account related questions you can reach out to us on our support page here or you can also send us an email at Our typical response time is within 24 hours but we usually answer faster than that.

Can I download the course videos?

No, our videos are stream only and you can watch the videos on our website or mobile device but the download is not allowed. You can however download lesson files and PDF eBooks that are provided with the courses.

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