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Insights from a Self-Taught 12d User

Watch this free on-demand video from the 12d Model Tech Forum 2021. Gain valuable insights from a self-taught 12d designer as they share lessons learned and expert tips on site design using pad grading tools. Whether you’re a seasoned 12d Model user or just starting out, the speaker’s experience and showcased projects offer valuable tips and tricks to enhance your 12d modeling skills. Don’t miss out on similar videos and stay updated on upcoming webinars and events by completing the form below.

Dates

Available now

Recommended Experience

Beginner 

Duration

21 min

Event Type

On-demand event session replay 

Overview

In this video, Raoul Falkstrom, a Civil Engineer at Samana Blue Engineering, shares his journey of transitioning to 12d from other design tools and software. He describes his initial impressions of 12d and how he learned the 12d Model independently by using free resources available online. He also shares the available resources and tools. Raoul also introduces a recent project involving stormwater design, pavement design, and Earthworks for a service station.

Webinar Breakdown

 

  • Utilising Free Resources: Raoul discusses the role of 12d’s free resources in his learning journey, which includes webinars, videos, and online forums.
  • Raoul explains how webinars and videos provided answers to approximately 90% of his questions, covering basics and essential tasks. He advocates for the use of online forums to find solutions from experts who have faced similar challenges. Raoul also discusses the benefit of direct communication with 12D support for the remaining 1% of questions.
  • Using the 12D Manual: Raoul mentions the 12D manual as a valuable resource for learning and mastering the software. He shares personal experiences of discovering useful tips and tricks in the manual.
  • Recent Project: Raoul also introduces a recent project involving stormwater design, pavement design, and Earthworks for a service station. He highlights the complexity of the project due to multiple stakeholders, different standards, and level constraints. Raoul discusses issues related to minimum gradients and flat surfaces in the project. This video provides insights into Raoul’s learning journey with 12D software, offers tips on how to effectively approach the learning process, and provides insights into a recent challenging project.
Mastering 12d Model: Leveraging Free Resources for Self-Learning

Teaching yourself the 12d Model is relatively straightforward, thanks to the wealth of free and paid resources provided by the 12d Model and the Civil and Surveying Institute. These resources are ideal for individuals eager to enhance their skills and advance their careers.

Below we will specifically focus on the array of free resources available. These resources are not only designed to help you grasp the basics of 12d but also to take you to more advanced levels:

  • SPOT (Self-Paced Online Training) Courses: As an Authorised 12d Model Training Centre, the Civil and Surveying Institute offers complimentary courses in surveying, design, water engineering and other related disciplines to our students. Additionally, we provide a 12d Model training licence for the duration of your education, allowing you to practice. You can find SPOT courses in our course catalogue on this website. Simply use filters for self-paced online training and select “Free” as the price.

  • Free 12d Model Webinars: To gain access to these webinars, complete the “Notify me” form on this page. This will ensure that you receive notifications about all upcoming 12d Model webinars.

  • 12d Model YouTube Channel: This channel contains a plethora of valuable videos covering various educational topics related to the 12d Model. You can access these videos by visiting: 12d Model YouTube Channel

  • 12d Model Support Team: You can contact the 12d Model Support Team at: https://www.12d.com/contact/index.php

  • 12d Forum: This forum serves as a valuable source of information where 12d users and the support team engage in daily discussions on 12d-related topics. In many cases, users find that the majority of their questions have already been answered in the 12d forum. You can visit the forum here: 12d Forum

  • 12d Wiki: The 12d Wiki contains even more specialised training videos, all available to you free of charge. These videos cover a wide range of topics, from CAD and Water to Plotting and BIM for civil. You can explore these resources here: 12d Wiki

Presenter

Raoul Falkstrom

Civil Engineer, Sama Blue Engineering

Residing on the stunning Sunshine Coast in South East Queensland, this accomplished Civil Engineer boasts 5 years of industry expertise. Their career is marked by a strong dedication to designing and supervising a wide array of infrastructure projects, encompassing both small-scale and large-scale ventures.

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The trainer was very knowledgeable.

The trainer was very knowledgeable and directed us and answered every question with patience. The course materials were very useful and comprehensive to start 12d.

Sara Abdi

Graduate Civil Engineer

That was very helpful.

Much appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you again in future courses.

Amy Clark

Civil Design Drafter

Cameron was excellent!

Very good instructor. Explained everything clearly and also shared some different info on 12d commands as per students’ insights.

Dylan Pererra

Calibre Group

The software training session helped me to practically apply the theoretical knowledge learned at university.

To plan, and design real-world civil engineering projects. Currently, the most widely used civil engineering software in Australia is 12d.

Ravindu Chandrasekara

Civil Engineering student at Monash University

I’m really glad I took the course.

I found that training to be really useful. I learnt lots of little tips and tricks, even though I’ve been using 12d for about 7 years. The design stuff was great. Easy to follow and very clear.

Josh Brinkman

Southern Land Development Consultants

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to learn 12d Model independently without purchasing the paid course?

Yes, thanks to the variety of free resources provided by 12d Model and the Civil and Surveying Institute, anyone can learn for free. If you require more guided and feedback-oriented education, please feel free to register for our instructor-led, in-house training or explore our self-paced paid courses.

What are the ways to learn 12d Model Software for Free?

Learning 12d Model software for free is easily attainable due to the abundance of free and paid resources made available by 12d Model and the Civil and Surveying Institute. These resources are particularly valuable for individuals keen on improving their skills and advancing their careers.

Here, we will specifically highlight the range of free resources at your disposal. These resources are not only designed to help you grasp the fundamentals of 12d but also to propel you towards more advanced levels:

  • SPOT (Self-Paced Online Training) Courses: As an Authorised 12d Model Training Centre, the Civil and Surveying Institute offers complimentary courses covering surveying, design, water engineering, and related disciplines to our students. Additionally, we provide a 12d Model training license for the duration of your education, enabling you to practice. You can easily find SPOT courses in our course catalogue on this website. Just apply filters for self-paced online training and select “Free” as the price.
  • Free 12d Model Webinars: To access these informative webinars, simply complete the “Notify me” form on this page. This ensures that you receive timely notifications about all upcoming 12d Model webinars.
  • 12d Model YouTube Channel: This channel hosts a wealth of valuable videos that cover a variety of educational topics related to the 12d Model. You can access these videos by visiting the 12d Model YouTube Channel.
  • 12d Model Support Team: For any inquiries or assistance, you can reach out to the 12d Model Support Team by visiting: Contact 12d Model Support.
  • 12d Forum: This forum acts as a valuable hub of information where 12d users and the support team engage in daily discussions on 12d-related topics. In many cases, users find that the majority of their questions have already been answered in the 12d Forum. You can explore the forum here: 12d Forum.
  • 12d Wiki: The 12d Wiki offers even more specialized training videos, all accessible to you free of charge. These videos encompass a wide range of topics, from CAD and Water to Plotting and BIM for civil. You can delve into these valuable resources here: 12d Wiki.
Where can I watch more videos from the 12d Tech Forum 2021?

You can access additional videos from the 12d Tech Forum 2021 through two channels. Featured videos are available on our 12d Model YouTube channel, and all the videos can also be found on the SPOT (Self-Paced Online Training) platform. To register, please visit our website and navigate to the course catalogue.

Are all 12d Tech Forum events online and recorded?

The 2021 event was held online once due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as opposed to the traditional in-person format. This shift to an online format is the reason you can access 12d Tech Forum videos online. Normally, the event is conducted in person, and only specific sessions may be recorded. The availability of recorded sessions depends on the event’s terms and conditions at that particular time.

How do I stay up to date with the live events and webinars from 12D Model and CSI (Civil and Surveying Institute)?

To stay informed and receive invitations to our upskilling events and webinars, please complete the form located at the top of this page, just behind the “Notify Me” call-to-action.

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