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Working With CAD, Vector PDF & Survey Data

2022 - 2023 Day 2 Seminar Class Outline (Final)

  • 8:00 AMSign-In and Seating
  • 8:30 AM(Class Begins) Brief Seminar and Documentation Overview
  • 8:40 AMModeling with Vector Data Step-by-Step
    • New Job File Setup for Vector PDF Data
    • Import First Vector PDF Plan Sheet
      • Adjust Display, Note PDF Data Type, Set Sheet Scale
      • Extract and Transfer Vector Data
    • Translate Job File to Designer's Coordinates
    • Import Next Vector PDF Plan Sheet
      • Match Point Selection for Aligning Next PDF Plan Sheet
      • Adjust Display, Note PDF Data Type, Set Sheet Scale
      • Align Next PDF Plan Sheet (to Previous Sheet)
      • Extract and Transfer Vector Data
  • 10:00 AMMorning Break
  • 10:15 AMModeling with Vector Data Step-by-Step (Cont.)
    • Starting New Job File with CAD Data
      • External References and Off/Frozen Layers
      • Widely-Separated Data
      • Troubleshoot Missing Data
    • Pre-Transfer Settings and Functions
    • Data Display, Selection and Transfer Options
    • Select and Transfer Existing and Design Line Work
    • Use PDF Plan Sheet to Verify CAD Data
    • Find and Correct Spiked CAD Elevations
  • 12:00 PMLunch Break (Lunch Provided by Earthwork Software Services)
  • 1:00 PMModeling with Vector Data Step-by-Step (Cont.)
    • 2D-to-3D Conversion Techniques
      • Existing Line Work
        • Contours
        • Join and Point Compress
        • Spot Elevations
        • Sloping Lines
      • Design Line Work
        • Contours
        • Buildings
          • Join and Point Compress
          • Elevation Snap
          • Auto Pad
          • Trim and Remove Overhanging Contours
          • Bounding Landscape Grade Lines
    • Translate Job File to State Plane Coordinates
    • Geo-Reference Job File with State Plane Coordinates
  • Additional CAD Data Manipulation Examples
    • Check and Adjust for Architectural Units
    • Data Prep for Auto Pad Utility
  • 2:30 PMAfternoon Break
  • 2:45 PMAdditional CAD Data Manipulation Examples (Cont.)
    • Street Model from "Conformed" Centerline
  • Modeling with ASCII Text Survey Data
    • Borrow Pit Modeling & Volumes I (No Starting Topo)
    • Borrow Pit Modeling & Volumes II (Before and After Topos)
    • Quantify and Document Bid Topo Update
      • Process GPS Data with Apply Survey Utility
      • Compare Survey Topo and Bid Topo
      • Quantify and Document Changes
    • Cross-Section Data Modeling Problem [If Time Permits]
  • 4:30 ~ 5:00 PMClass Adjourns
(Click to view table of contents for Day 2 seminar handbook)
(Click for an overview of changes to this course since last season)
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