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Fundamentals of Site Modeling & Takeoff

2016 - 2017 Day 1 Seminar Handbook Table of Contents (Final)

Cover

Note to Self-Paced Users of the Day 1 Seminar Handbook

Notices

Quick Reference

Table of Contents

Seminar Outline

Program Overview

Note to Earthwork Beginners
Software Installation and Setup Notes
A Toolbox for Creating Earthwork Models
AGTEK Site Modeling Products Compared
Data-Entry Options For Site Modeling and Takeoff
Requirements for Paper Plan Digitizing
Requirements for PDF Plan Digitizing
Raster and Vector PDF Data
Working with Multiple PDF Plan Sheets
Start-Up Options Menu
AGTEK Data File Maintenance
Modes, Surfaces and Layers Explained
Entry Mode Screen Reference
Edit Mode Screen Reference
Utility Toolbar Reference
The Data Entry Guide
Typical Manual Digitizing Sequence

Earthwork Modeling Step-by-Step

Sample Site Grading Plan
Sample Site Grading Plan Street Details
New Job Setup for PDF Plan Digitizing
Import First PDF Plan Sheet
Adjust Display and Set PDF Plan Scale
Verify and Correct PDF Plan Scale - Earthwork 3D
Verify and Correct PDF Plan Scale - Earthwork 4D
Translate PDF Plan to Designer's Coordinates
Determine Best Use of PDF Plan Sheet
Raster-to-Vector Conversion Option
Enter Existing Perimeter
Error if Inside Design Perimeter
Multiple Existing Perimeters and Holes
Enter Existing Data Lines
Existing Data Line Entry Tips
Existing Contours
Spot Elevations
Free-Standing Points
Points on a Line (Sloping Line)
Open Job File (with Data Line Errors), Re-Import PDF Plan Sheet
Check and Edit Existing Data Lines
Error Check with Plan View
Crossing Data Lines
Display Elevation Labels
Point Reduce Streamed Contours
Error Check with 3D View
Obvious Vertical Errors
Line Editor vs. Point Editor
Error Check with Trimesh Utility
The TIN Surface
Good and Bad Triangles
Error Check with Water Flow Utility
Error Check with Contour Surface Utility
Enter Corrective Existing Break Lines
Ridge and Saddle
Swale
Spread Debris Pile
Existing Street
Match Points for Aligning Next PDF Plan Sheet
Import and Align Next PDF Plan Sheet
Re-Importing PDF Plan in Earthwork 3D
Re-Importing PDF Plan in Earthwork 4D
Manual PDF Realignment (Align Matching Edges)
Enter Design Data Lines
Design Data Line Entry Tips
Building Data Lines
Sloping Landscape Grade Around Building
Pond Data Lines
Street Data Lines
Line Labels On Data Lines
Offset Design Data Lines
Data Cleanup Before Offsetting
Offset Line Utility Options and Settings
Level Landscape Grade Around Building
Offset Specified Range of Points
Pond Data Lines
Street Data Lines
Four Approaches to Offsetting Street Data Lines
Swap Ends Utility
Apply Template to Design Data Lines (Sitework 4D)
Enter Supplemental Design Data Lines
Enter Elevations by Slope and Daylight
Design Contours
Enter Design Perimeter
Holes in Design Perimeter
Check and Edit Design Data Lines
Error Check with Plan and 3D Views (Edit Mode)
Error Check with Contour Surface Utility
Error Check with Water Flow Utility
Error Check with Trimesh Utility
Error Check with Plan and 3D Views (3D View Mode)
Enter Corrective Design Break Lines
Existing and Design Surface Adjustments
Enter Stripping Areas
Topsoil Stripping
Holes in Stripping Areas
Debris Removal (Over Topsoil)
Existing Sidewalk Removal
Stripping Beyond Design Perimeter
Stripping Variable Depth Topsoil
Verify and Edit Stripping Areas
Report Regions and Sectional Areas Defined
Enter Report Regions and Sectional Areas
Building Slabs
Pond Top/Slope/Bottom Areas
Street Blacktop/Curb & Gutter/Sidewalk Areas
Landscape Areas
Holes in Regions/Areas
Verify Report Regions and Sectional Areas
Hatching and Selection Methods
Individual Region/Area Edits
Multiple Region/Area Edits
Editing Region/Area Boundary
Subgrade Modeling Considerations
Viewing and Interpreting Profiles
Creating Profile Views
Generate Cross Sections on Profile Baseline
Viewing and Interpreting Cut-Fill Maps
3D Drive-Through Simulations
Calculation and Reporting of Cut/Fill Volumes
Setting Up the Calculations
Ref and Diff Surfaces (3D vs. 4D)
Options During Calculation and Results Dialog
Breakdown of Three-Part Volume Report
Answering Questions with the Volume Report
Shrink/Swell Adjustments
Three Volume/Density States of Soil
Estimated Shrink/Swell
Soils Report Densities
Densities Not Provided
Mixed Onsite Fill Materials
Measured (Actual) Shrinkage
Shrink on Remove/Scarify/Re-Compact Volumes
Subsidence Loss Adjustment
Bump the Fill Factor
Rule of Thumb Adjustments
Compaction Depth Formula
Topo Method
Haul Swell Adjustment
References [and Comments]
Export Volume Report for Excel

Other Applications

Length/Area Utility

Appendix A: How to Get Help, Training, Program Updates

Getting Help
Getting Trained
Getting Program Updates

Appendix B: Keyboard Shortcuts

CAD Transfer (Import) Mode
Edit Mode
Entry Mode
Profile View Mode
Plan View (Cut-Fill Map) Mode
3D View Mode
Volume Report Mode
Haul Report Mode
Print Preview Mode

Appendix C: Download and Use Seminar Data Files

Appendix D: Formatting and Printing Documentation

Printer Setup
Volume Report
3D Views
Cut-Fill Maps and Profiles
Combine Images from Multiple Job Files
Saving File for Image Presenter Compatibility
Export/Print to AIP Files
Export/Print to PDF, EMF and VRML (WRL) Files
Google Earth JPG and KML/KMZ Files

Appendix E: Digitizing From Paper Site Grading Plans

New Job Setup for Paper Plan Digitizing
Paper Plan Scaling Method 1 (Arbitrary Coordinates)
Paper Plan Scaling Method 2 (Designer’s Coordinates)
Rescaling Paper Plan Sheet
Adjusting Data Digitized at Wrong Paper Plan Scale (Stretch)
Calculating an Unknown Paper Plan Scale

Appendix F: Digitizing From Multiple Paper Plan Sheets

Appendix G: Digitizing from Paper Profile Sheets

Appendix H: Merging AGTEK Data Files

Appendix I: Design and Drafting Tools

Example Base Map and Existing Contours
Circle Utility
Point Compression Utility
Trim Lines Utility
Auto Pad Utility
Wild Card Label Selection
Assign Elevations by Daylight Function
Assign Elevations by Slope Function
Assign Elevations by Conform Utility
Fillet Line Utility
Establish Limit of Grading by Slope Intercept
Contour Surface Utility

About the Author and Seminar Instructor

Seminar Attendee Survey

Tear-Out Grading Plan Sheet for Step-by-Step Earthwork Modeling Exercise

Tear-Out Street Details for Step-by-Step Earthwork Modeling Exercise

 

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