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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 Class 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-Load First PDF Plan Sheet
    • Error-Check and Correct 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 Break (Lunch 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 Correct 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 Volumes
  • 5:00 ~ 5:30 PMClass Adjourns
*Notes: Requires AGTEK PDF Utility (included with AGTEK 4D and GradeModel 3D, but requires an add-on module purchase for Earthwork 3D and SiteModel 3D). Although all digitizing in this seminar class is demonstrated using PDF plan sheets, the PDF digitizing techniques also apply to paper plan digitizing. A different setup and scaling procedure is used with paper plans as documented in the detailed Day 1 Seminar Handbook (see Appendix F for single paper plan sheets and Appendix G for multiple paper plan sheets); the seminar handbook 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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