July 14, 2020  —  July 15, 2020


8:00 am - 4:00 pm


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

Contact Hours



This 2-day class provides an introduction to the software and can be a refresher for those already familiar with its capabilities. Based on real-world examples, students have the opportunity to use Autodesk Civil 3D on a land development project, starting with basic surveying and including all other major components such as surfaces, parcels and sites, roadway design, grading, utilities, and plotted sheets.

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.

These Autodesk classes are available individually or as a bundle. Take all three classes and receive a special discounted rate! Space is limited to ensure maximum student and instructor interaction.

Autodesk Bundle Pricing:

Student: $450 | Local $450 | State $450 | Private/Industry $925


8:00 am: Class Begins

Day 1

  • Some AutoCAD basics and its role in Autodesk Civil 3D
  • Site project execution
  • Settings and styles
  • Survey
  • Points and point management
  • GIS interoperability
  • Surfaces and related topics, including surface hydrology

Day 2

  • Parcels
  • Alignments
  • Profiles and profile views
  • Cross sections
  • Grading
  • Site management
  • Basic utilities

two 15 minute breaks in the AM and one in the PM


Charles “Chuck” A. Pietra

Chuck Pietra is the Civil Infrastructure CAD Manager at C & S Companies in Syracuse NY where he  manages all company technical software applications in the areas of CAD GIS Site Civil Environmental data management and Construction Management.

Chuck has been involved with the Autodesk reseller channel for over 30 years, 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:

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

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