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Working With CAD, Vector PDF & Survey Data

2022 - 2023 Day 2 Seminar Handbook Table of Contents (Tentative)

  • Cover
  • Note to Self-Paced Users of the Day 2 Seminar Handbooki
  • Notices1
  • Quick Reference2
  • Table of Contents3
  • Seminar Outline16
  • Program and Vector Data Overview19
  • Modeling with Vector Data Step-by-Step44
    • Sample Site Grading Plan44
    • Street Details, Location Map and Plan Abbreviations/Notes45
    • New Job for Setup for PDF Data46
      • Import First PDF Plan Sheet47
        • Adjust Display and Note PDF Data Type49
        • Set Scale for First PDF Plan Sheet50
        • Verify and Correct PDF Plan Scale - AGTEK 4D Method51
        • Extract and Transfer Vector Plan Data52
        • Verify PDF Plan Scale - AGTEK 3D Method53
        • Correct PDF Plan Scale - AGTEK 3D Method54
      • Translate Job File to Designer's Coordinates55
      • Match Point Selection for Aligning Next PDF Plan Sheet56
        • Direct Coordinates or Selected Points?56
      • Import Next PDF Plan Sheet57
        • Adjust Display, Note PDF Data Type, Set Scale58
        • Align Next PDF Plan Sheet (To Previous Sheet)59
          • AGTEK 3D (Dialog Method)60
          • AGTEK 4D (Shortcut Method)61
        • Extract Next PDF Plan Sheet's Vector Data62
        • Unrecognized Vector PDF Plan Sheet Problem62-A
        • Transfer Next PDF Plan Sheet's Vector Data63
      • Some Points About Vector PDF Plan Data64
        • Only 2D Data From Vector PDF Plans64
        • Missing or Overlapping Vector PDF Line Work64
        • "Horizontal Shift" Error With Next PDF Sheet64
        • Correcting Next PDF Sheet's "Horizontal Shift" Error65
      • Re-Importing PDF Plan Sheets - AGTEK 3D66
      • Re-Importing PDF Plan Sheets - Earthwork 4D67
      • Re-Importing PDF Plan Sheets - Gradework 4D68
      • Manual PDF Realignment (Align Matching Edges)69
    • Starting a New Job With CAD Data70
      • Incompatible AutoCAD File Versions70
      • External/Block References and Locked/Off/Frozen Layers71
      • Widely-Separated Data72
        • Arbitrary and State Plane Coordinate Data72
        • Crop Rectangle72
        • Document SPC Translation Point(s)73
      • Troubleshoot Missing CAD Data76
    • Selection and Transfer of Vector Data78
      • Existing and Design Data on Same Layer78
      • Pre-Transfer Data Settings and Functions79
        • Compression (Point Reduction)79
        • Crop Rectangle79
        • Min/Max Valid Elevation Filter79
        • Transfer Units (Feet/Meters/Architectural)79
        • Join Selected Data (AGTEK 4D)79
      • Vector Data Display Options80
        • Layer Display Control (Alt-B)80
        • Hide/Hide All But/Show All80
        • Label Display Options80
          • CAD Text80
          • Elevations80
          • Rotated Text (AGTEK 4D)80
      • Vector Data Selection Options81
        • Area Select81
        • Layer Select/Deselect (Ctrl Key, Left Click)81
        • Object Select/Deselect (Shift Key, Left Click)81
        • Delete Unwanted Data81
      • Vector Data Transfer Options82
        • To Existing or Design Surface (Right Click or Menu)82
        • To Specified Surface and Layer (Send To Button)82
        • Edit Mode Cut Function (AGTEK 4D)82
      • Import and Transfer CAD TIN Surface83
      • Import and Transfer LandXML Surface Data84
    • Selecting and Transferring Step-by-Step Exercise Data85
      • CAD Elevation Text Labels85
      • Line Work Layers86
    • Use PDF Plan Sheet to Verify CAD Data88
      • Import and Align PDF Plan Sheet88
      • Check CAD Line Work90
      • Check CAD Elevation Text Labels90
    • Find and Correct Spiked CAD Elevations91
      • File Info Min/Max Report91
      • Find Elevation Function93
    • 2D-to-3D Conversion Techniques94
      • Existing Surface Data Lines94
        • Contours in Edit Mode94
          • F9 Elevation Snap94
          • Bridge Gap (Join) Utility95
          • F8 Auto-Increment Snap96
          • Spot Elevations in Edit Mode97
          • Point Compress Existing Contours98
          • Conform Selected Utility99
          • Spot Elevations and Break Lines in Entry Mode100
      • Design Surface Data Lines103
        • Landscape and Pond Contours103
          • Cleanup Pond's CAD Contour104
        • Building Lines105
          • Bridge Gap (Join) Utility105
          • F9 Elevation Snap105
          • Auto Pad Utility106
          • Trim and Remove Overhanging Contours109
          • Top-of-Wall Landscape Grade Lines111
            • Snap Circle Setting112
          • Varying Landscape Spot Grades at Building113
          • Level Landscape Grade Lines at Building (Offset)114
        • Street Line Work115
          • Edit Mode Method115
          • Entry Mode Method116
          • Assign Elevations by Conform121
          • Assign Elevations by Slope122
          • Assign Elevations by Daylight122
    • Checklist to Complete the Earthwork Takeoff123
    • Translate Job File to State Plane Coordinates124
    • Geo-Reference Job File with State Plane Coordinates126
    • Identify State Plane Coordinate Zone129
      • NGS Coordinate Conversion and Transformation Tool129
      • Gradework 4D State Plane Lookup Utility130
    • Recap of Useful Functions (Edit Mode)131
    • Recap of Useful Functions (Entry Mode)132
  • Additional CAD Data Manipulation Examples133
    • Check and Adjust for Architectural Units133
      • Adjusting Import Transfer Units (Prevention)134
      • Scale Correction in AGTEK 4D (Repair)137
      • Scale Correction in AGTEK 3D (Repair)138
    • Data Prep for Auto Pad Utility139
      • Import Layer Selection (Alt-B) to Filter Transfer Layers139
      • Create Missing CAD Line Work141
        • Prep CAD ROW Lines for Pad Setback Offsets141
          • Label Select, Hide All But, Join and Compress141
          • Swap Ends143
        • Offset ROW Pad Setback Lines143
        • Prep CAD Rear Lot Lines for Pad Setback Offsets144
          • Label Select, Deselect, Join and Compress144
          • Change Line Label of Isolated Rear Lot Lines147
        • Offset Rear Pad Setback Lines148
        • Prep and Offset Partial Rear Pad Setback Line150
      • Cleanup Conflicting CAD Line Work151
        • Label Select for Hide or Delete152
      • Run Auto Pad Utility154
        • Label Select Pad Elevation Text Labels154
        • Auto Pad Offset Value154
        • Auto Pad Data Line Errors155
        • Manual Select Pad Elevation Text Labels157
        • Fix Non-Responsive Pad Elevation Text Label158
        • Create Artificial Pad Elevation Text Label159
      • Cleanup for Auto Pad Data Line Errors161
        • Spikes in Auto Pad Data Lines161
        • Gaps in Bounding Annotation Line Work162
        • CAD Contours Extending Into Pad Area163
    • Street Model from "Conformed" Centerline165
      • Join Lines Before Conforming Centerline167
      • CL High-, Low-, and Match-Point CAD Text Grades168
      • Conform Centerline171
      • Fixed Horizontal EP Offset Lines172
      • EP Intersection and Tie-In Offset Lines Cleanup173
      • Tapered Horizontal EP Offset Line173
      • Line Snap Entry of EP Radius Lines175
      • Interpolating EP End-Point Existing Tie-In Grades176
      • Final EP Line Work Cleanup177
      • TBC Offset Lines177
      • Shoulder Offset Lines178
      • Conflicting Offset Lines and CAD Street Contours179
        • Prep for Removal of CAD Street Contours180
        • Trim and Delete CAD Street Contours181
      • Conform Other CAD Lines to Street Surface183
      • Identify and Correct Interpolation Errors183
  • Modeling with ASCII Text Survey Data185
  • Appendix A - How to Get Help, Training, Program Updates231
  • Appendix B – Keyboard Shortcuts247
    • Import (CAD Transfer) Mode247
    • Edit Mode249
    • Entry Mode254
    • Profile Mode257
    • Planview Mode259
    • 3D View Mode262
    • Volume Report Mode265
    • Haul Report Mode266
    • Print Preview Mode267
  • Appendix C – Download and Use Day 2 Seminar Training Files269
  • Appendix D - Exporting AGTEK Data275
    • Overview of Exportable File Types275
    • File Preparation Tips for Field Data277
    • Manage Export Colors (AGTEK 4D - Before Export)279
    • Modeling Colors Display Option (Gradework 4D)279
    • Manage Export Colors (AGTEK 4D - During Export)280
    • Data for CAD Systems281
    • 3D Surface for Autodesk Revit BIM282
    • 3D Surface for SketchUp284
    • Data for Google Earth285
    • Data for Transfer Between AGTEK Job Files288
    • Data for Leica Grade Control291
    • Data for Topcon Grade Control292
    • Data for Trimble Grade Control295
    • Data for Stringless Curb Machines298
  • Appendix E – Prepping CAD Files for AGTEK299
    • Bind External Reference With DWG TrueView300
    • Bind External Reference With AutoCAD LT302
    • Convert DWG to Vector PDF With DWG TrueView303
    • Convert Architectural Units With TurboCAD Deluxe304
    • Convert Architectural Units With AutoCAD LT305
    • CAD Spot Elevation Formats307
    • Check for Geolocation Info (SPC Zone) with AutoCAD LT308
  • Appendix F - Catalog of Day 2 Handbook Web Resources309
  • Appendix G – Horizontal Translation Exercise321
  • Appendix H - CAD Spot Elevation Topo Exercise327
  • Appendix I – Geo-Reference Job File with Google Earth335
  • Appendix J - Design and Drafting Tools341
    • Example Base Map with Existing Contours342
    • Circle Utility345
    • Point Compression Utility346
    • Trim Lines Utility347
    • Station Generator Utility351
    • Auto Pad Utility355
    • Wild Card Label Selection356
    • Assign Elevations by Daylight Function358
    • Assign Elevations by Slope Function361
    • Assign Elevations by Conform Utility362
    • Fillet Line Utility364
    • Establish Limit of Grading by Slope Intercept367
    • Contour Surface Utility369
  • Appendix K – Scaling Multiple Paper Sheets with Vector Data371
  • Appendix L – Verify CAD Data Matches Paper Plan Sheet373
  • About the Author and Seminar Instructor375
  • Seminar Attendee Survey377
  • Tear-Out Grading Plan Sheet for Modeling with Vector Data Exercise379
  • Tear-Out Street Details Sheet for Modeling with Vector Data Exercise380
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