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2018 - 2019 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-Step40
    • Sample Site Grading Plan40
    • Sample Site Grading Plan Street Details41
    • Starting a New Job for PDF Data42
      • Import First PDF Plan Sheet43
        • Adjust Display and Note PDF Data Type44
        • Set Scale for First PDF Plan Sheet45
        • Extract and Transfer Vector Data46
        • Verify PDF Plan Scale - Earthwork 3D47
        • Correct PDF Plan Scale - Earthwork 3D48
        • Verify and Correct PDF Plan Scale - Earthwork 4D49
        • Translate PDF Plan to Designer's Coordinates50
      • Import Next PDF Plan Sheet51
        • Adjust Display, Note PDF Data Type, Set Scale52
        • Align Next PDF Plan Sheet (To Previous Sheet)53
          • AGTEK 3D/4D Dialog Method54
          • AGTEK 4D Shortcut Method55
        • Extract Next PDF Plan Sheet's Vector Data56
        • Transfer Next PDF Plan Sheet's Vector Data57
      • Some Points About Vector PDF Plan Data58
        • Only 2D Data From Vector PDF Plans58
        • Missing or Overlapping Vector PDF Line Work58
        • "Horizontal Shift" Error With Next PDF Sheet58
        • Correcting Next PDF Sheet's "Horizontal Shift" Error59
      • Re-Importing PDF Plan in Earthwork 3D60
      • Re-Importing PDF Plan in Earthwork 4D61
      • Manual PDF Realignment (Align Matching Edges)62
    • Starting a New Job With CAD Data63
      • Incompatible AutoCAD File Versions63
      • External/Block References and Locked/Off/Frozen Layers64
      • Horizontal Separation Issues (Crop Rectangle)65
      • Identifying Missing CAD Data66
    • Selection and Transfer of Vector Data68
      • Existing and Design Data on Same Layer68
      • Pre-Transfer Data Settings and Functions69
        • Compression (Point Reduction)69
        • Crop Rectangle69
        • Min/Max Valid Elevation Filter69
        • Transfer Units (Feet/Meters/Architectural)69
        • Join Selected Data (4D)69
      • Vector Data Display Options70
        • Layer Display Control (Alt-B)70
        • Hide/Hide All But/Show All70
        • Label Display Options70
          • CAD Text70
          • Elevations70
          • Rotated Text (4D Only)70
      • Vector Data Selection Options71
        • Area Select71
        • Layer Select/Deselect (Ctrl Key, Left Click)71
        • Object Select/Deselect (Shift Key, Left Click)71
        • Delete Unwanted Data71
      • Vector Data Transfer Options72
        • To Existing or Design Surface (Right Click or Menu)72
        • To Specified Surface and Layer (Send To Button)72
      • Import and Transfer CAD TIN Surface73
      • Import and Transfer LandXML Surface Data74
    • Selecting and Transferring Step-by-Step Exercise Data75
      • CAD Elevation Text Labels75
      • Line Work76
    • Verifying Vector and Plan Data Match78
      • Using Paper Plan Sheet78
      • Using PDF Plan Sheet (Align Matching Edges)80
    • Checking for Bad Imported Elevations83
      • File Info Min/Max Report83
      • Find Elevation Function85
    • 2D-to-3D Conversion Techniques86
      • Existing Surface Data Lines86
        • Contours86
          • Elevation Snap (F9)86
          • Auto-Increment (F8)87
          • Bridge Gap (Join) Utility88
        • Conform Selected Utility89
        • Spot Elevations90
          • As Free-Standing Points90
          • As Points-On-A-Line91
        • Break Lines91
      • Design Surface Data Lines94
        • Contours94
        • Building Lines95
          • Bridge Gap (Join) Utility95
          • Elevation Snap (F9)95
          • Auto Pad Utility96
        • Street Line Work98
          • Method 1 (Edit Mode)98
          • Method 2 (Entry Mode)100
          • Offset Line Example (Back of Walk)102
        • Assign Elevations by Conforming103
        • Assign Elevations by Slope104
        • Assign Elevations by Daylight104
        • Spot Grade Points Around Building105
    • Recap of Useful Functions (Edit Mode)106
    • Recap of Useful Functions (Entry Mode)107
    • Checklist for Finishing Models and Takeoff108
  • Additional CAD Data Manipulation Examples109
    • Check and Adjust for Architectural Units109
    • Data Prep for Auto Pad Utility113
      • Import Layer Selection (Alt-B) to Filter Layers113
      • Label Select for Join115
      • Offset for Pad Setback Lines116
      • Label Select for Hide All But117
      • Label Select for Hide or Delete119
      • Extend Line (F7)120
      • Label Select for Auto Pad121
      • Manual Select for Auto Pad124
    • Street Model Using Conform Selected Utility127
      • Join Lines Before Conforming Centerline129
      • CL High-, Low-, and Match-Point Text Grades130
      • Conform Centerline132
      • Fixed Horizontal EP Offset Lines133
      • EP Intersection and "Tie-In" Offset Lines Cleanup134
      • Tapered Horizontal EP Offset Lines134
      • "Snap Entry" of EP Radius Lines136
      • Interpolating End-Point EP Grades137
      • Final EP Line Work Cleanup138
      • TBC Offset Lines138
      • Modeling Shoulder Areas139
        • Offset Method or Conform Method?139
        • Shoulders Modeled with One Offset Line139
        • Enter Preparatory Break Lines for Conform140
        • Offset Missing Shoulder Lines for Conform143
        • Join and Re-Label Walk Lines144
        • Conform Walk Lines145
          • Edit High/Low Grades by Plus/Minus146
          • Edit High/Low Grades by Slope147
      • Conflicting Offset/Conform Lines and CAD Street Contours148
        • Prep for Removal of CAD Street Contours149
        • Trim and Delete CAD Street Contours150
      • Identify and Correct Interpolation Errors153
  • Modeling with ASCII Text Survey Data155
  • Appendix A - How to Get Help, Training, Program Updates211
  • Appendix B – Keyboard Shortcuts217
    • Import (CAD Transfer) Mode217
    • Edit Mode219
    • Entry Mode224
    • Profile Mode227
    • Planview Mode229
    • 3D View Mode232
    • Volume Report Mode235
    • Haul Report Mode236
    • Print Preview Mode237
  • Appendix C – Download and Use Seminar Training Files239
  • Appendix D - Exporting AGTEK Data245
    • Overview of Exportable File Types245
    • File Preparation Tips for Field Data247
    • Manage Export Colors249
    • Data for CAD Systems250
    • 3D Surface for Autodesk Revit BIM251
    • 3D Surface for SketchUp253
    • Data for Google Earth254
    • Data for Copying Between AGTEK Job Files257
    • Data for Leica Grade Control260
    • Data for Topcon Grade Control261
    • Data for Trimble Grade Control264
  • Appendix E – Prepping CAD Files for AGTEK267
    • Bind External Reference With DWG TrueView268
    • Bind External Reference With AutoCAD LT270
    • Convert DWG to Vector PDF With DWG TrueView271
    • Convert Architectural Units With TurboCAD Deluxe272
    • Convert Architectural Units With AutoCAD LT273
    • CAD Spot Elevation Formats275
  • Appendix F - Catalog of Handbook Web Resources277
  • Appendix G – Horizontal Translation Exercise287
  • Appendix H - CAD Spot Elevation Topo Exercise293
  • Appendix I – Scaling Multiple Paper Sheets with Vector Data301
  • Appendix J - Design and Drafting Tools303
    • Example Base Map with Existing Contours304
    • Circle Utility307
    • Point Compression Utility308
    • Trim Lines Utility309
    • Station Generator Utility313
    • Auto Pad Utility317
    • Wild Card Label Selection318
    • Assign Elevations by Daylight Function320
    • Assign Elevations by Slope Function323
    • Assign Elevations by Conform Utility324
    • Fillet Line Utility326
    • Establish Limit of Grading by Slope Intercept329
    • Contour Surface Utility331
  • About the Author and Seminar Instructor333
  • Seminar Attendee Survey335
  • Tear-Out Grading Plan Sheet for Modeling with Vector Data Exercise337
  • Tear-Out Street Details Sheet for Modeling with Vector Data Exercise338
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