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Fundamentals of Site Modeling & Takeoff

2017 - 2018 Day 1 Seminar Outline (Tentative)

  • 8:00 AMSign In and Seating
  • 8:30 AMBrief Seminar and Documentation Overview
  • Earthwork Modeling Step-by-Step
    • New Job Setup for Digitizing Raster PDF Plans*
    • Import First PDF Plan Sheet
      • Adjust Display and Set PDF Plan Scale
      • Verify and Correct PDF Plan Scale
      • Translate PDF Plan to Designer's Coordinates
    • Enter Existing Perimeter
    • Enter Existing Data Lines
      • Contours
      • Spot Elevations
        • Free-Standing Points
        • Points on a Line (Sloping Line)
  • 10:00 AMMorning Break
  • 10:15 AMEarthwork Modeling Step-by-Step (Cont.)
    • Re-Open Job File and Re-Import First PDF Plan Sheet
    • Check and Edit Existing Data Lines
      • Error Check with Plan View (Crossing Lines, Point Reduction)
      • Error Check with 3D View (Obvious Vertical Errors)
      • Error Check with Trimesh, Water Flow, and Contour Surface Utilities (Interpolation Errors)
      • Enter Corrective Existing Break Lines for Ridge, Saddle, Swale, Debris Pile, Existing Street
    • Import and Align Second PDF Plan Sheet
    • Enter Design Data Lines
      • Building Data Lines
      • Sloping Landscape Grade Around Building
      • Pond Data Lines
      • Street Data Lines
      • Line Labels
  • 12:00 PMLunch (Provided by Earthwork Software Services)
  • 1:00 PMEarthwork Modeling Step-by-Step (Cont.)
    • Enter Design Offset Lines
      • Level Landscape Grade Around Building
      • Pond Data Lines
      • Swap Ends Utility
      • Street Data Lines
    • Enter Design Perimeter
    • Check and Edit Design Data Lines
      • Error Check with Plan and 3D Views
      • Error 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 Slabs
      • 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
    • Prep and Play 3D Driving Simulation
    • 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 PMAdjourn
*Notes: Although all digitizing in this seminar is performed with PDF plan sheets, the demonstrated techniques also apply to digitizing with paper plans. A different setup and scaling procedure is used with paper plans; however, paper plan scaling is thoroughly 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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