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Our seminars apply to AGTEK's site earthwork modeling and takeoff software.

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Fundamentals of Site Modeling & Takeoff

2022 - 2023 Day 1 Seminar Outline (Final)

  • 8:00 AMSign In and Seating
  • 8:30 AM(Class Begins) Brief Seminar and Documentation Overview
  • 8:40 AMEarthwork Modeling Step-by-Step
    • New Job File Setup
    • Import First PDF* Plan Sheet
      • Adjust Display and Set PDF Plan Scale
      • Verify and Correct PDF Plan Scale
    • Translate Job File to Designer's Coordinates
    • Geo-Reference Job File with Google Earth
    • Enter Existing Perimeter
    • Enter Existing Data Lines
      • Contours
      • Spot Elevations
      • Sloping Lines
  • 10:00 AMMorning Break
  • 10:15 AMEarthwork Modeling Step-by-Step (Cont.)
    • Re-Open Job File and Re-Import First PDF Plan Sheet
    • Error-Check and Edit Existing Data Lines
      • Check with Plan View (Obvious Horizontal Errors)
      • Check with 3D View (Obvious Vertical Errors)
      • Check with Trimesh Utility (Interpolation Errors)
      • Check with Water Flow Utility (Interpolation Errors)
      • Check with Contour Surface Utility (Interpolation Errors)
      • Enter Corrective Existing Break Lines
        • Ridge and Saddle
        • Swale Flow Line
        • Spread Debris Pile
        • Existing Street
    • Import and Align Second PDF Plan Sheet
    • Enter Design Data Lines
      • Building Data Lines (and Adjacent Landscape Grades)
        • Fixed-Elevation Building
        • Stepped-Elevation Building
        • Building with Retaining Wall
      • Pond Data Lines
      • Street Data Lines
      • Line Labels
  • 12:00 PMLunch (Provided by Earthwork Software Services)
  • 1:00 PMEarthwork Modeling Step-by-Step (Cont.)
    • Offset Design Data Lines
      • Pre-Offset Error Checking
      • Level Landscape Data Lines
      • Pond Data Lines
      • Swap Ends Utility
      • Street Data Lines
    • Enter Design Perimeter
    • Error-Check and Edit Design Data Lines
      • Check with Plan and 3D Views
      • Check with Trimesh, Water Flow, and Contour Surface Utilities
      • Enter Corrective Design Break Lines
    • Enter Stripping Areas
      • Topsoil Stripping
      • Holes and Embedded Stripping Areas
        • Debris Removal (Over Topsoil)
        • Existing Sidewalk Removal
      • Verify and Edit Stripping Areas
  • 2:30 PMAfternoon Break
  • 2:45 PMEarthwork Modeling Step-by-Step (Cont.)
    • Enter Report Regions and Sectional Areas
      • Building Areas
      • Pond Top, Slope and Bottom Areas
      • Street Blacktop, Curb & Gutter, and Sidewalk Areas
      • Landscape Area
      • Holes and Embedded Report Regions/Sectional Areas
      • Verify and Edit Report Regions/Sectional Areas
    • Generate Profile Views
    • Generate Cut-Fill Maps
    • Calculate Cut/Fill Volumes
    • Interpret Volume Report
      • Cut/Fill Volumes, Stripping Quantities, and Sectional Quantities
      • Shrink/Swell on Volume Report
      • Net Import/Export
  • 5:00 ~ 5:30 PMClass Adjourns
*Notes: Requires AGTEK PDF Utility (included with AGTEK 4D and GradeModel 3D; add-on module for Earthwork 3D and SiteModel 3D). Although all digitizing in this seminar is performed with PDF plan sheets, the demonstrated techniques also apply to digitizing from paper plans. A different setup and scaling procedure is used with paper plans; however, paper plan scaling is documented in the detailed Day 1 Seminar Handbook (see Appendix E for single paper plan sheets and Appendix F for multiple paper plan sheets), which is provided to all seminar attendees.
(Click to view table of contents for Day 1 seminar handbook)
(Click for an overview of changes to this course since last season)
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