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Getting Started for Surveying 12d Model 14

This course is designed to teach you effective usage of 12d Model, including key terminology and fundamental surveying practices.



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The Civil and Surveying Institute will provide a 12d Model licence and course data for your use during the training period. The licence will be valid for the duration of the course.

2 monitors

Alternatively use a second computer

An Internet Connection

is required


None. This course is designed for those who haven’t used 12d Model before or have only been using it for a short time.

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Skill Level : Beginner

Program overview

Getting Started for Surveying course provides the foundations for using 12d Model’s functionality, both for general 12d Base module options and survey options.

Course Content

In this course, we go through:

  • Creating a new project and how to navigate around the 12d Model workspace and use the menus, toolbars, and views.

  • How to create our own CAD data and discuss the picking concepts which form the foundation of working with data in 12d.

  • Following our basic or fundamental introduction, we will set up and import a survey data captured file and explain the methods to edit and review this data.

  • We will triangulate the survey data and create a plot.

  • Next, we will review and create projects to demonstrate some of 12d Model’s volumetric analysis capabilities.

  • We also import data from external files, then create surfaces from that data which we then use as the basis for our ground model.

Project Startup

  • Starting a Project

  • How to Find Your Way Around 12d Menus

View and Tool Bar Menus

  • Introduction to Views

  • Toolbars and Controls

Importing and Managing Data

  • Importing Data and Analysis

  • Plan View operations

  • Re-Importing and Saving Model List

  • Triangulation and Analysis

  • String inquire with Mouse and Snaps

  • Creating Strings with Cad

Survey Data Management 

  • Survey Control Station Entry

  • Instrument Setup and Downloading

  • Run Survey Reduction Function

  • Field File Editing

  • Field file Graphical Editing

  • Triangulation

  • Plotting

Volume Calculations

  • Stockpile Volumes

  • Multiple Stockpile Volumes

  • Dam Capacity

  • Surface Comparison

  • Progressive Volumes

Setout Functionality

  • Building Setout

  • Cad House Setout

  • Setout Evenly Graded String

  • Polyline Culdesac string Setout

  • Triangulation Setout

  • Road Setout

  • Setout Reports

Subdivision Lots

  • Setting up a New Project

  • Creating Road Boundaries

  • Creating Lot Boundaries

  • Lot Numbering

  • Lot Labelling

  • Lot Reporting

Important Notes

For a Certificate of Attendance, the certificate itself is complementary. However, you will need to complete and pay for the Instructor-led online training, which may vary in price depending on the discipline you are studying. Typically, prices for the training range from $200 to $900 (AUD) Exc. GST.

For a Certificate of Completion, the certificate is also complementary, but you will need to successfully complete an appropriate SPOT course before obtaining the certificate. The price for SPOT courses typically ranges from $300 to $500 (AUD) Exc. GST.

For a Certificate of Competency, the cost is $300 (AUD) Exc. GST. However, it’s important to note that the cost of preparing for the exam to obtain the certificate is not included in this price. To prepare for the exam, we recommend attending our Instructor-led online or SPOT (Self Paced Online Training) courses, which may have varying costs depending on the course and discipline.

Certificate of Completion

The Certificate of Completion from the Civil and Surveying Institute is a professional certification granted to individuals who have successfully completed the Self-Paced Online Training course via our SPOT platform. 

To earn this certification, you must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher by completing all course requirements, including quizzes or tests. This indicates your familiarity with the course material and understanding of the field. This certificate highlights your commitment to professionalism  and ongoing learning, making it a valuable addition to your professional qualifications.

You will automatically receive a Certificate of Completion if you meet the requirements to complete the course.

The Certificate of Completion

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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

I've purchased the SPOT (Self-paced Online Training). What's next?

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Why should I choose Self-Paced Online Training (SPOT)?

For anyone wishing to acquire new competencies or maintain a certain proficiency, attending a one-off training course every now and then isn’t enough. Through a curated series of self-paced and continuous online training programs, we’ll help you stay up-to-date with current best practices and give you the resources to be at the forefront of your chosen field.

SPOT, our Self-Paced Online Training platform, offers several compelling benefits:

  • Flexibility: SPOT provides trainees with a flexible way to enhance their software skills using 12d Model. Trainees can set their own pace and tailor their learning to meet their individual objectives.

  • Accessibility: Our platform caters to a wide audience by offering both paid and free courses, ensuring that everyone can access valuable training resources.

  • Scalability: SPOT is designed to accommodate a large number of trainees simultaneously, making it suitable for both individuals and teams.

  • Convenience: Trainees can access the training anytime, from anywhere in the world, eliminating the need for appointments or waiting times.

  • Comprehensive Resources: The platform provides a rich learning experience, including access to 12d Model Software*, online video lessons, downloadable workbooks with assignments, engaging quizzes, and a certificate upon completion.

  • 24/7 Availability: With round-the-clock accessibility, trainees can revisit the platform as needed, offering flexibility in their learning journey.

  • Team Upskilling: SPOT is an effective tool for organisations looking to upskill their teams and improve proficiency in software usage.

In summary, Self-Paced Online Training on our SPOT platform offers an efficient, flexible, and convenient way to enhance software skills for individuals and teams alike, with a wealth of resources and 24/7 accessibility.