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Working With CAD, Vector PDF & Survey Data

2016 - 2017 Day 2 Seminar Handbook Table of Contents (Final)

Cover

Note to Self-Paced Users of the Day 2 Seminar Handbook

Notices

Quick Reference

Table of Contents

Seminar Outline

Program and Vector Data Overview

A Toolbox for Creating Earthwork Models
AGTEK Site Modeling Products Compared
Requirements for Importing Vector Data
Similarity of CAD, LandXML, and Vector PDF Data
Raster and Vector PDF Data
Working With Multiple PDF Plan Sheets
Start-Up Options Menu
Data File Maintenance
Requesting and Receiving Vector Data Files
Why Import Vector Data Files?
Vector-File-Ready Checklist
What to Ask For (CAD/Vector PDF/LandXML)
Improving the Odds of Getting CAD Files
Sample Pre-Bid CAD File Request Letter
Sample Contract-Award CAD File Request Letter
File Types and Corresponding Procedures
File Viewing, Editing, and Conversion Resources
Typical Vector Data File Manipulation Sequence

Modeling With Vector Data Step-by-Step

Sample Site Grading Plan
Sample Site Grading Plan Street Details
Starting a New Job for PDF Data
Import First PDF Plan Sheet
Adjust Display and Note PDF Data Type
Set Scale for First PDF Plan Sheet
Extract and Transfer Vector Data
Verify PDF Plan Scale - Earthwork 3D
Correct PDF Plan Scale - Earthwork 3D
Verify and Correct PDF Plan Scale - Earthwork 4D
Translate PDF Plan to Designer's Coordinates
Import Next PDF Plan Sheet
Adjust Display, Note PDF Data Type, Set Scale
Align Next PDF Plan Sheet (To Previous Sheet)
Extract Next PDF Plan Sheet's Vector Data
Transfer Next PDF Plan Sheet's Vector Data
Some Points About Vector PDF Plan Data
Only 2D Data From Vector PDF Plans
Missing or Overlapping Vector PDF Line Work
"Horizontal Shift" Error With Next PDF Sheet
Correcting Next PDF Sheet's "Horizontal Shift" Error
Re-Importing PDF Plan in Earthwork 3D
Re-Importing PDF Plan in Earthwork 4D
Manual PDF Realignment (Align Matching Edges)
Starting a New Job With CAD Data
Incompatible AutoCAD File Versions
External/Block References and Locked/Off/Frozen Layers
Horizontal Separation Issues (Crop Rectangle)
Identifying Missing CAD Data
Selection and Transfer of Vector Data
Existing and Design Data on Same Layer
Pre-Transfer Data Settings and Functions
Compression (Point Reduction)
Crop Rectangle
Min/Max Valid Elevation Filter
Transfer Units (Feet/Meters/Architectural)
Join Selected Data (4D)
Vector Data Display Options
Layer Display Control (Alt-B)
Hide/Hide All But/Show All
Label Display Options
CAD Text
Elevations
Rotated Text (4D Only)
Vector Data Selection Options
Area Select
Layer Select/Deselect (Ctrl Key, Left Click)
Object Select/Deselect (Shift Key, Left Click)
Delete Unwanted Data
Vector Data Transfer Options
To Existing or Design Surface (Right Click or Menu)
To Specified Surface and Layer (Send To Button)
Import and Transfer CAD TIN Surface
Import and Transfer LandXML Surface Data
Selecting and Transferring Step-by-Step Exercise Data
CAD Elevation Text Labels
Line Work
Verifying Vector and Plan Data Match
Using Paper Plan Sheet
Using PDF Plan Sheet (Align Matching Edges)
Checking for Bad Imported Elevations
File Info Min/Max Report
Find Elevation Function
2D-to-3D Conversion Techniques
Existing Surface Data Lines
Contours
Elevation Snap (F9)
Auto-Increment (F8)
Bridge Gap (Join) Utility
Conform Selected Utility
Spot Elevations
As Free-Standing Points
As Points-On-A-Line
Break Lines
Design Surface Data Lines
Contours
Building Lines
Bridge Gap (Join) Utility
Elevation Snap (F9)
Auto Pad Utility
Street Line Work
Method 1 (Edit Mode)
Method 2 (Entry Mode)
Offset Line Example (Back of Walk)
Assign Elevations by Conforming
Assign Elevations by Slope
Assign Elevations by Daylight
Spot Grade Points Around Building
Recap of Useful Functions (Edit Mode)
Recap of Useful Functions (Entry Mode)
Checklist for Finishing Models and Takeoff

Additional CAD Data Manipulation Examples

Checking and Adjusting for Architectural Units
Data Prep for Auto Pad Utility
Import Layer Selection (Alt-B) to Filter Layers
Label Select for Join
Offset for Pad Setback Lines
Label Select for Hide/Delete
Extend Line (F7)
Label Select for Auto Pad
Manual Select for Auto Pad
Street Model Using Conform Selected Utility
Join Lines Before Conforming Centerline
CL High-, Low-, and Match-Point Text Grades
Conform Centerline
Tapered Horizontal EP Offset Lines
EP Intersection and "Tie-In" Line Work Cleanup
Interpolating End-Point EP Grades
Final EP Line Work Cleanup
TBC Offset Lines
Modeling Shoulder Areas
Offset Method or Conform Method?
Enter Preparatory Break Lines
Offset Missing Shoulder Lines
Join and Re-Label Walk Lines
Conform Walk Lines
Edit High/Low Grades by Plus/Minus
Edit High/Low Grades by Slope
Trim and Delete CAD Contours in Right of Way
Identify and Correct Interpolation Errors
CAD Spot Elevation Topo Exercise

Modeling with PNEZ Coordinate Text Survey Data

Survey Data Overview
Required Data Format
Borrow Pit Survey Data Modeling & Volumes
Cross-Section Data Modeling Problem
Quantify and Document Topo Discrepancy
Modeling with AGTEK ESW Survey Files
Existing Topo Verification Exercise II

Appendix A How to Get Help, Training, Program Updates

Getting Help
Getting Trained
Getting Program Updates

Appendix B Keyboard Shortcuts

CAD Transfer Mode
Edit Mode
Entry Mode
Profile View Mode
Plan View Mode
3D View Mode
Volume Report Mode
Haul Report Mode
Print Preview Mode

Appendix C Download and Use Seminar Training Files

Appendix D - Exporting AGTEK Data

Overview of Exportable File Types
File Preparation Tips for Field Data
Data for CAD Systems
3D Surface for Autodesk Revit BIM
Plan View Data for Google Earth
3D Surface for SketchUp
Data for Transfer Between AGTEK Job Files
Data for Leica Grade Control
Data for Topcon Grade Control
Data for Trimble Grade Control

Appendix E Prepping CAD Files for AGTEK

Bind External Reference With DWG TrueView
Bind External Reference With AutoCAD LT
Convert DWG to Vector PDF With DWG TrueView
Convert Architectural Units With TurboCAD Deluxe
Appendix E Supplement (PDF Download, See Page 211)
Getting Started with AutoCAD LT
Message Dialogs when Opening Files
Saving Changes to CAD Files
Missing Data?
Paper Space vs. Model Space
Block References
External References
AecCivil Contours
Files in Architectural Units
CAD Survey Data (Spot Elevations)

Appendix F Horizontal Translation Exercise

Appendix G Horizontal and Vertical Survey Translation

Appendix H Scaling Multiple Paper Sheets with Vector Data

About the Author and Seminar Instructor

Seminar Attendee Survey

Tear-Out Grading Plan Sheet for Modeling with Vector Data Exercise

Tear-Out Street Details Sheet for Modeling with Vector Data Exercise

 

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