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Working With CAD, Vector PDF & Survey Data

2017 - 2018 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 Outline12
  • Program and Vector Data Overview14
  • Modeling With Vector Data Step-by-Step32
    • Sample Site Grading Plan32
    • Sample Site Grading Plan Street Details33
    • Starting a New Job for PDF Data34
      • Import First PDF Plan Sheet35
        • Adjust Display and Note PDF Data Type36
        • Set Scale for First PDF Plan Sheet37
        • Extract and Transfer Vector Data38
        • Verify PDF Plan Scale - Earthwork 3D39
        • Correct PDF Plan Scale - Earthwork 3D40
        • Verify and Correct PDF Plan Scale - Earthwork 4D41
        • Translate PDF Plan to Designer's Coordinates42
      • Import Next PDF Plan Sheet43
        • Adjust Display, Note PDF Data Type, Set Scale44
        • Align Next PDF Plan Sheet (To Previous Sheet)45
        • Extract Next PDF Plan Sheet's Vector Data47
        • Transfer Next PDF Plan Sheet's Vector Data48
      • Some Points About Vector PDF Plan Data49
        • Only 2D Data From Vector PDF Plans49
        • Missing or Overlapping Vector PDF Line Work49
        • "Horizontal Shift" Error With Next PDF Sheet49
        • Correcting Next PDF Sheet's "Horizontal Shift" Error50
      • Re-Importing PDF Plan in Earthwork 3D51
      • Re-Importing PDF Plan in Earthwork 4D52
      • Manual PDF Realignment (Align Matching Edges)53
    • Starting a New Job With CAD Data54
      • Incompatible AutoCAD File Versions54
      • External/Block References and Locked/Off/Frozen Layers55
      • Horizontal Separation Issues (Crop Rectangle)56
      • Identifying Missing CAD Data57
    • Selection and Transfer of Vector Data59
      • Existing and Design Data on Same Layer59
      • Pre-Transfer Data Settings and Functions60
        • Compression (Point Reduction)60
        • Crop Rectangle60
        • Min/Max Valid Elevation Filter60
        • Transfer Units (Feet/Meters/Architectural)60
        • Join Selected Data (4D)60
      • Vector Data Display Options61
        • Layer Display Control (Alt-B)61
        • Hide/Hide All But/Show All61
        • Label Display Options61
          • CAD Text61
          • Elevations61
          • Rotated Text (4D Only)61
      • Vector Data Selection Options62
        • Area Select62
        • Layer Select/Deselect (Ctrl Key, Left Click)62
        • Object Select/Deselect (Shift Key, Left Click)62
        • Delete Unwanted Data62
      • Vector Data Transfer Options63
        • To Existing or Design Surface (Right Click or Menu)63
        • To Specified Surface and Layer (Send To Button)63
      • Import and Transfer CAD TIN Surface64
      • Import and Transfer LandXML Surface Data65
    • Selecting and Transferring Step-by-Step Exercise Data66
      • CAD Elevation Text Labels66
      • Line Work67
    • Verifying Vector and Plan Data Match69
      • Using Paper Plan Sheet69
      • Using PDF Plan Sheet (Align Matching Edges)72
    • Checking for Bad Imported Elevations74
      • File Info Min/Max Report74
      • Find Elevation Function76
    • 2D-to-3D Conversion Techniques77
      • Existing Surface Data Lines77
        • Contours77
          • Elevation Snap (F9)77
          • Auto-Increment (F8)78
          • Bridge Gap (Join) Utility79
        • Conform Selected Utility80
        • Spot Elevations81
          • As Free-Standing Points81
          • As Points-On-A-Line82
        • Break Lines82
      • Design Surface Data Lines85
        • Contours85
        • Building Lines86
          • Bridge Gap (Join) Utility86
          • Elevation Snap (F9)86
          • Auto Pad Utility87
        • Street Line Work89
          • Method 1 (Edit Mode)89
          • Method 2 (Entry Mode)91
          • Offset Line Example (Back of Walk)93
        • Assign Elevations by Conforming94
        • Assign Elevations by Slope95
        • Assign Elevations by Daylight95
        • Spot Grade Points Around Building96
    • Recap of Useful Functions (Edit Mode)97
    • Recap of Useful Functions (Entry Mode)98
    • Checklist for Finishing Models and Takeoff99
  • Additional CAD Data Manipulation Examples100
    • Checking and Adjusting for Architectural Units100
    • Data Prep for Auto Pad Utility102
      • Import Layer Selection (Alt-B) to Filter Layers102
      • Label Select for Join104
      • Offset for Pad Setback Lines105
      • Label Select for Hide/Delete108
      • Extend Line (F7)109
      • Label Select for Auto Pad110
      • Manual Select for Auto Pad113
    • Street Model Using Conform Selected Utility116
      • Join Lines Before Conforming Centerline118
      • CL High-, Low-, and Match-Point Text Grades119
      • Conform Centerline121
      • Tapered Horizontal EP Offset Lines123
      • EP Intersection and "Tie-In" Line Work Cleanup123
      • Interpolating End-Point EP Grades126
      • Final EP Line Work Cleanup127
      • TBC Offset Lines127
      • Modeling Shoulder Areas128
        • Offset Method or Conform Method?128
        • Enter Preparatory Break Lines129
        • Offset Missing Shoulder Lines130
        • Join and Re-Label Walk Lines130
        • Conform Walk Lines134
          • Edit High/Low Grades by Plus/Minus135
          • Edit High/Low Grades by Slope136
      • Trim and Delete CAD Contours in Right of Way139
      • Identify and Correct Interpolation Errors140
    • CAD Spot Elevation Topo Exercise144
  • Modeling with PNEZ Coordinate Text Survey Data151
    • Survey Data Overview151
    • Required Data Format152
    • Borrow Pit Survey Data Modeling & Volumes153
    • Cross-Section Data Modeling Problem163
    • Quantify and Document Topo Discrepancy173
    • Modeling with AGTEK ESW Survey Files185
      • Existing Topo Verification Exercise II185
  • Appendix A – How to Get Help, Training, Program Updates187
    • Getting Help187
    • Getting Trained189
    • Getting Program Updates190
  • Appendix B – Keyboard Shortcuts193
    • CAD Transfer Mode193
    • Edit Mode194
    • Entry Mode199
    • Profile View Mode201
    • Plan View Mode202
    • 3D View Mode205
    • Volume Report Mode207
    • Haul Report Mode208
    • Print Preview Mode209
  • Appendix C – Download and Use Seminar Training Files211
  • Appendix D - Exporting AGTEK Data215
    • Overview of Exportable File Types215
    • File Preparation Tips for Field Data216
    • Data for CAD Systems217
    • 3D Surface for Autodesk Revit BIM219
    • Plan View Data for Google Earth221
    • 3D Surface for SketchUp224
    • Data for Transfer Between AGTEK Job Files225
    • Data for Leica Grade Control228
    • Data for Topcon Grade Control229
    • Data for Trimble Grade Control232
  • Appendix E – Prepping CAD Files for AGTEK235
    • Bind External Reference With DWG TrueView236
    • Bind External Reference With AutoCAD LT238
    • Convert DWG to Vector PDF With DWG TrueView239
    • Convert Architectural Units With TurboCAD Deluxe240
    • Appendix E Supplement (PDF Download, See Page 211)(PDF  1)
      • Getting Started with AutoCAD LT(PDF  3)
      • Message Dialogs when Opening Files(PDF  5)
      • Saving Changes to CAD Files(PDF  8)
      • Missing Data?(PDF 11)
      • Paper Space vs. Model Space(PDF 13)
      • Block References(PDF 14)
      • External References(PDF 16)
      • AecCivil Contours(PDF 19)
      • Files in Architectural Units(PDF 26)
      • CAD Survey Data (Spot Elevations)(PDF 29)
  • Appendix F – Horizontal Translation Exercise241
  • Appendix G – Horizontal and Vertical Survey Translation247
  • Appendix H – Scaling Multiple Paper Sheets with Vector Data253
  • About the Author and Seminar Instructor255
  • Seminar Attendee Survey257
  • Tear-Out Grading Plan Sheet for Modeling with Vector Data Exercise259
  • Tear-Out Street Details Sheet for Modeling with Vector Data Exercise260
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