Part Builder – Part I

I had the fortunate opportunity to teach a 2 day class on Part Builder for the team working on the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Contrary to what visions the name may conjure up, it is a) not in Alaska (at least the part of the project that is being worked on for this project), its in Seattle and b) is not an Aquaduct but a Viaduct, which in this case happens to be a double-decker highway running through downtown Seattle. Learn all about it here.

So anyway, EE was tasked with creating and presenting an advanced class on Part Builder. If you’ve ever tried to learn PB on your own, you quickly realized there is not of Civil 3D specific content available. So, in the interest of spreading the knowledge, I’m going to post several exercises that we created. They aren’t perfect, but they should get you started. However, prior to digging into the exercises, I strongly suggest you read Chapter 26 in the oncsreen help that ships with Civil 3D and watch Part Builder webcast that was created by the MEP folks. Links to content are available after the jump.

Chapter 26 can be found in the PDF located on your default install location (C:\Program Files\AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008\Help\civil_ug.pdf) or download here: Help Chapter 26 and 27.  Note: Chapter 27 tries to work through an example, but its buggy and there seem to be some steps missing.

MEP Wedcast can be found here: Creating Parts in Autodesk Building Systems 2005 (Part 2)

Next week I’ll post the custom exercises we created for the class and the finished parts.



  1. pgeorge00 says:


    I’ve been looking for something like this for a few hours now. Eagerly awaiting Part II… I still have to go through those chapters though.

  2. Randy Shearin says:

    i can’t view the recording…i do not know what the recording key is.

    i am having this same problem with all recorded webcasts i try yo view.

    Thank you,
    Randy Shearin

  3. Troy Burnett says:

    I am trying to locate the “Part Builder-Part II” and can’t seem to find it. I can find part I, III, & IV. Can you point me in the right direction?

  4. John Davis says:

    The webcast does not play… seems to start in some ancient version of Livemeeting, then fails. Says it might have moved or been deleted! Did this one ever make it to DVD? Can anyone supply it?

  5. John Davis says:

    The webcast is back. A big “THANKS” to Dan Philbrick!

  6. Peter Bartel says:

    I also can’t find “Part Builder- Part II. Can anybody help?

  7. Jeremy Ostrowski says:

    Is chapter 15 Part II?