January 06, 2020  —  January 07, 2020


University of Virginia
351 McCormick Road, Thornton Hall
B Wing, 2nd Floor, Room B – 228A
Charlottesville, VA

Contact Hours



This 2 Day class is designed to provide an introduction/refresher in AutoCAD Civil 3D. The class covers the basics of site design Surfaces, Alignments Profiles Sections as well as some intermediate topics such a Grading and Utilities. Familiarity and experience with AutoCAD is helpful but not necessary. Some short exercises will be assigned along the way with a mix of hands on and lecture.

Bring your own PC laptop with a minimum of 8 Gb RAM. Contact the instructor at chuckpietra@gmail.com for guidance on loading the software on your computer prior to class. Trial versions or free education versions are available at https://www.autodesk.com/products/civil-3d/overview.


Topics Include:

Day 1

Some AutoCAD Basics and its role in AutoCAD Civil 3D
A tour of Civil 3D and a Site Project Execution
Settings and Styles
Points and Point Management
GIS Interoperability
Surfaces and Related Topics ( surface hydrology )

Day 2

Profiles and Profile Views
Cross Sections
Site Management
Basic Utilities


Charles “Chuck” A. Pietra

Chuck Pietra is Senior Technical Applications Manager for O’Brien & Gere Engineers where he heads up The Technical Application Group which manages all company technical software applications in the areas of CAD GIS environmental data management and construction management.

Chuck has been involved with the Autodesk reseller channel, and has authored several books and articles on CAD GIS and related topics. He is certified as an Autodesk Civil 3D Implementation Expert. Prior to his current position at OBG he owned his own Consulting firm which specialized in CAD and GIS implementation and training. Chuck frequently trains and guest speaks around the country.

Chuck holds a BA degree in Physics and a Master of Science in Physics both from S.U.N.Y Oswego

Who Should Attend

The class is for those who wish to familiarize themselves with Autodesk Civil 3D, the most widely used Site Civil Infrastructure software tool in the industry.

Registration and Payment

The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:

Local/Student: $250
State/Federal: $250
Private Industry: $425

Package Price for both AutoCAD Workshops:

Non-Private Industry - Multi-Class Package Price: $225
Private Industry - Multi-Class Package Price: $350

Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.

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to get a paper registration form (PDF). Print it out, complete it, and email, mail or FAX it to our office following the instructions on the form. Include your check or government purchase order with your registration form. Please note that emailed or faxed-in registration forms will be considered as a "provisional booking" until payment is received. For more information, call our office at (434) 982-2897, fax at (434) 982-2856 or email uva-tta@virginia.edu