CIVE 305 is divided into three segments: AutoCAD (ACAD), AutoCAD Civil3D, and Revit 2015. The first segment covers development of intermediate AutoCAD skills. Exercises include using AutoCAD to create a simple Floor Plan and Site Plan.
AutoCAD Civil 3D is covered in the segment to provide the student with computer-aided design experience that is specific to Civil Engineering professional practice. Topics include development of Road Alignments and Profiles, Road Corridors, Grading, Pipe Networks, and Quantity Take-Off Sections.
Revit is covered in the third and final segment of the course. Revit has advanced design and analysis capabilities that are used for Residential and Commercial projects, and Infrastructure projects. Building Information Modeling (BIM), design of Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) systems, and Rendering are also covered using Revit.
This course has print-based exams that require a proctor. Exams may be taken at the University Testing Center at Colorado State University, or at an accredited College or University Testing Center in your area. To request to take your exam at an accredited testing site in your area, please submit a Proctor Identification Form at least two weeks prior to the first exam in the course.
CIVE 103 (Engineering Graphics and Computing).
Textbooks and Materials
An eBook and reference materials will be provided to students taking this course.
AutoCAD 2015, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015, and Revit 2015 software may be downloaded free of charge using a Student Software License from AutoDesk.com. Students are advised to review AutoDesk hardware requirements prior to downloading the software. Microsoft Windows versions are recommended. Should you have any problems or concerns, please send an email to email@example.com.
Dr. Bob Gesumaria received his Doctor of Philosophy from the College of Engineering, Rutgers University, 1981. He has been an Instructor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University since 2013.
Dr. Gesumaria is a licensed Professional Engineer having over 40 years of Civil and Environmental Engineering design experience. He has also worked as a Software Application Developer and as a Systems Architect. His research interests include software design and development, and relational database management system design as applied to Computer-Aided Design and Building Information Modeling (BIM).