July 16, 2020  —  July 17, 2020


7:45 AM - 4:00 PM


Online - Course

Contact Hours



This hybrid online class will combine both live instruction and independent online work that you will complete during the day.  Independent work will include quizzes, readings, videos and short assignments.  Access to a computer with a webcam (either a camera that is built into your laptop or one that connects via USB), a reliable internet connection and a workspace that is free from distraction and noise will set you up for success.

Please note:  It is highly recommended that you utilize 2 computer display monitors during class in order to most efficiently navigate between the Auto DESK software and other class materials.

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.

You will need 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.


Day 1 Modules:

  • 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 Modules:

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


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 Civil Engineers and Designers, Civil CAD Professionals, Environmental Professionals. The student will need to bring their own PC laptop with a minimum of 8 Gb RAM.

Registration and Payment

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

Tribes: FREE
Students: $50
Local Government: $100
State/Federal: $170
Private Industry: $285

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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