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Working With CAD, Vector PDF & Survey Data

2019 - 2020 Day 2 Seminar Handbook Table of Contents (Final)

  • Cover
  • Note to Self-Paced Users of the Day 2 Seminar Handbooki
  • Notices1
  • Quick Reference2
  • Table of Contents3
  • Seminar Outline14
  • Program and Vector Data Overview17
  • Modeling with Vector Data Step-by-Step42
    • Sample Site Grading Plan42
    • Street Details, Location Map and Plan Abbreviations/Notes43
    • New Job for Setup for PDF Data44
      • Import First PDF Plan Sheet45
        • Adjust Display and Note PDF Data Type47
        • Set Scale for First PDF Plan Sheet48
        • Verify and Correct PDF Plan Scale - AGTEK 4D Method49
        • Extract and Transfer Vector Plan Data50
        • Verify PDF Plan Scale - AGTEK 3D Method51
        • Correct PDF Plan Scale - AGTEK 3D Method52
      • Translate Job File to Designer's Coordinates53
      • Match Point Selection for Aligning Next PDF Plan Sheet54
        • Direct Coordinates or Selected Points?54
      • Import Next PDF Plan Sheet55
        • Adjust Display, Note PDF Data Type, Set Scale56
        • Align Next PDF Plan Sheet (To Previous Sheet)57
          • AGTEK 3D (Dialog Method)58
          • AGTEK 4D (Shortcut Method)59
        • Extract Next PDF Plan Sheet's Vector Data60
        • Transfer Next PDF Plan Sheet's Vector Data61
      • Some Points About Vector PDF Plan Data62
        • Only 2D Data From Vector PDF Plans62
        • Missing or Overlapping Vector PDF Line Work62
        • "Horizontal Shift" Error With Next PDF Sheet62
        • Correcting Next PDF Sheet's "Horizontal Shift" Error63
      • Re-Importing PDF Plan in AGTEK 3D64
      • Re-Importing PDF Plan in AGTEK 4D65
      • Manual PDF Realignment (Align Matching Edges)66
    • Starting a New Job With CAD Data67
      • Incompatible AutoCAD File Versions67
      • External/Block References and Locked/Off/Frozen Layers68
      • Widely-Separated Data (Crop Rectangle)69
        • Arbitrary and State Plane Coordinate Data69
        • Isolate State Plane Data69
        • Add Translation Benchmarks70
      • Troubleshoot Missing CAD Data73
    • Selection and Transfer of Vector Data75
      • Existing and Design Data on Same Layer75
      • Pre-Transfer Data Settings and Functions76
        • Compression (Point Reduction)76
        • Crop Rectangle76
        • Min/Max Valid Elevation Filter76
        • Transfer Units (Feet/Meters/Architectural)76
        • Join Selected Data (4D)76
      • Vector Data Display Options77
        • Layer Display Control (Alt-B)77
        • Hide/Hide All But/Show All77
        • Label Display Options77
          • CAD Text77
          • Elevations77
          • Rotated Text (4D Only)77
      • Vector Data Selection Options78
        • Area Select78
        • Layer Select/Deselect (Ctrl Key, Left Click)78
        • Object Select/Deselect (Shift Key, Left Click)78
        • Delete Unwanted Data78
      • Vector Data Transfer Options79
        • To Existing or Design Surface (Right Click or Menu)79
        • To Specified Surface and Layer (Send To Button)79
      • Import and Transfer CAD TIN Surface80
      • Import and Transfer LandXML Surface Data81
    • Selecting and Transferring Step-by-Step Exercise Data82
      • CAD Elevation Text Labels82
      • Line Work Layers83
    • Use PDF Plan Sheet to Verify CAD is Correct85
      • Import and Align PDF Plan Sheet85
      • Check CAD Line Work87
      • Check CAD Elevation Text Labels87
    • Find and Correct Spiked CAD Elevations88
      • File Info Min/Max Report88
      • Find Elevation Function90
    • 2D-to-3D Conversion Techniques91
      • Existing Surface Data Lines91
        • Contours in Edit Mode91
          • F9 Elevation Snap91
          • Bridge Gap (Join) Utility92
          • F8 Auto-Increment Snap93
          • Spot Elevations in Edit Mode94
          • Point Compress Existing Contours95
          • Conform Selected Utility96
          • Spot Elevations and Break Lines in Entry Mode97
      • Design Surface Data Lines100
        • Landscape Contours100
        • Building Lines101
          • Bridge Gap (Join) Utility101
          • F9 Elevation Snap101
          • Auto Pad Utility102
          • Trim and Remove Overhanging Contours105
          • Top-of-Wall Landscape Grade Lines107
          • Varying Landscape Spot Grades at Building109
          • Level Landscape Grade Lines at Building (Offset)110
        • Street Line Work111
          • Edit Mode Method111
          • Entry Mode Method114
          • Assign Elevations by Conform117
          • Assign Elevations by Slope118
          • Assign Elevations by Daylight118
    • Checklist to Complete the Earthwork Takeoff119
    • Translate Job File to State Plane Coordinates120
    • Geo-Reference Job File with State Plane Coordinates124
    • Recap of Useful Functions (Edit Mode)127
    • Recap of Useful Functions (Entry Mode)128
  • Additional CAD Data Manipulation Examples129
    • Check and Adjust for Architectural Units129
    • Data Prep for Auto Pad Utility133
      • Import Layer Selection (Alt-B) to Filter Layers133
      • Label Select for Join Bounding CAD Line Work135
      • Offset for Front and Rear Pad Setback Lines136
      • Dealing with Problematic Line Work136
        • Label Select for Hide All But137
        • Label Select for Hide or Delete139
        • Extend Line (F7)140
      • Label Select for Auto Pad141
      • Manual Select for Auto Pad144
    • Street Model Using Conform Selected Utility147
      • Join Lines Before Conforming Centerline149
      • CL High-, Low-, and Match-Point Text Grades150
      • Conform Centerline152
      • Fixed Horizontal EP Offset Lines153
      • EP Intersection and "Tie-In" Offset Lines Cleanup154
      • Tapered Horizontal EP Offset Line154
      • "Snap Entry" of EP Radius Lines156
      • Interpolating End-Point EP Grades157
      • Final EP Line Work Cleanup158
      • TBC Offset Lines158
      • Modeling Shoulder Areas159
        • Offset Method or Conform Method?159
        • Shoulders Modeled with One Offset Line159
        • Enter Preparatory Break Lines for Conform160
        • Offset Missing Shoulder Lines for Conform163
        • Join and Re-Label Walk Lines164
        • Conform Walk Lines165
          • Edit High/Low Grades by Plus/Minus166
          • Edit High/Low Grades by Slope167
      • Conflicting Offset/Conform Lines and CAD Street Contours168
        • Prep for Removal of CAD Street Contours169
        • Trim and Delete CAD Street Contours170
      • Identify and Correct Interpolation Errors173
  • Modeling with ASCII Text Survey Data175
  • Appendix A - How to Get Help, Training, Program Updates211
  • Appendix B – Keyboard Shortcuts237
    • Import (CAD Transfer) Mode237
    • Edit Mode239
    • Entry Mode244
    • Profile Mode247
    • Planview Mode249
    • 3D View Mode252
    • Volume Report Mode255
    • Haul Report Mode256
    • Print Preview Mode257
  • Appendix C – Download and Use Seminar Training Files259
  • Appendix D - Exporting AGTEK Data265
    • Overview of Exportable File Types265
    • File Preparation Tips for Field Data267
    • Manage Export Colors269
    • Data for CAD Systems270
    • 3D Surface for Autodesk Revit BIM271
    • 3D Surface for SketchUp273
    • Data for Google Earth274
    • Data for Copying Between AGTEK Job Files277
    • Data for Leica Grade Control280
    • Data for Topcon Grade Control281
    • Data for Trimble Grade Control284
  • Appendix E – Prepping CAD Files for AGTEK287
    • Bind External Reference With DWG TrueView288
    • Bind External Reference With AutoCAD LT290
    • Convert DWG to Vector PDF With DWG TrueView291
    • Convert Architectural Units With TurboCAD Deluxe292
    • Convert Architectural Units With AutoCAD LT293
    • CAD Spot Elevation Formats295
  • Appendix F - Catalog of Handbook Web Resources297
  • Appendix G – Horizontal Translation Exercise307
  • Appendix H - CAD Spot Elevation Topo Exercise313
  • Appendix I – Scaling Multiple Paper Sheets with Vector Data321
  • Appendix J - Design and Drafting Tools323
    • Example Base Map with Existing Contours324
    • Circle Utility327
    • Point Compression Utility328
    • Trim Lines Utility329
    • Station Generator Utility333
    • Auto Pad Utility337
    • Wild Card Label Selection338
    • Assign Elevations by Daylight Function340
    • Assign Elevations by Slope Function343
    • Assign Elevations by Conform Utility344
    • Fillet Line Utility346
    • Establish Limit of Grading by Slope Intercept349
    • Contour Surface Utility351
  • Appendix K – Verify CAD Data Matches Paper Plan Sheet353
  • About the Author and Seminar Instructor355
  • Seminar Attendee Survey357
  • Tear-Out Grading Plan Sheet for Modeling with Vector Data Exercise359
  • Tear-Out Street Details Sheet for Modeling with Vector Data Exercise360
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