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Devotech's Training Resources and Learning Paths

Devotech offers various training resources. To make it easier for our users, we summarised the resources and learning paths for different design needs.


Devotech iDAS Training videos

To access our free of charge training videos go to our website, click on the Education menu and use the sub-menu Training on Demand.

Alternatively, you can use the link below:

Log in is required, sign up is for free.

These videos cover various topics for surfaces, alignments, profiles, corridors and other Civil 3D objects. The main portion covers pipe network design for stormwater, sewer, water reticulation and bulk water pipelines.

Autodesk Civil 3D Essentials online course

The Autodesk Civil 3D Essentials online course for road design is available on our Devotech University platform. Users can create an account and watch preview videos for free to see the level of detail and quality.

This is a paid course. Our price might be higher than the price of other similar courses online, but we evaluate every single assignment. If we are not satisfied with the submitted drawings, we provide detailed feedback to the user and he/she must resubmit the drawings. Sometimes users submit low-quality drawings the first time, but once they see the detailed feedback they submit decent drawings the second time. As per our users' feedback, they are satisfied with the content tailored to the typical design needs and they also appreciate that they can speak to someone if they encounter any problems.

Autodesk Civil 3D Essentials topics in the Devotech iDAS Help File

Autodesk Civil 3D Essentials topics are also covered in the iDAS Help File. It might be used to quickly refresh the knowledge you gained from our Autodesk Civil 3D Essentials online course. Go to the iDAS ribbon and use the Support - Help command:

This command opens the iDAS Help File in .pdf format. Use the bookmarks to navigate through the document:

Devotech iDAS introduction video for new users

Every iDAS user should watch the video below to get a better understanding of what gets installed with iDAS and where all the iDAS files are saved (templates, Pipe Network Catalogue, material reports, subassemblies, plot styles, pattern styles and others):


Road Design

Start with the Civil 3D Essentials online course:

Watch the Devotech iDAS township roads overview videos:

Watch the training on demand videos free of charge:

Go through the Devotech iDAS and Civil 3D advanced topics in the Devotech iDAS help file:

Pipe network design

The following learning path assumes that users have basic Civil 3D knowledge. If not, we suggest that users either complete the Civil 3D Essentials online course or go through the following topics in the Devotech iDAS help file:

- User interface

- Civil 3D drawing template

- Surfaces

Stormwater network training videos

Start with the first twenty stormwater training videos, they cover the basics of pipe networks that are applicable to all network types:

Sewer network training videos

Water reticulation training videos

Bulk water training videos

The first video in this channel shows how to design a bulk water pipeline manually. We would suggest to rather use the workflow from the bulk water overview video (a polyline converted to a pipe network).

Overview videos:

Training videos:

Note: If you only design bulk water pipelines, we still suggest that you watch the first eight water reticulation training videos as they cover the basics that apply to bulk water pipelines. The bulk water training videos do not cover the pipe network basics.



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