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Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Seminar Courses Overview (Final)

"All three seminar days are going to give our use of the software a real boost. Days 1 and 2 are excellent, even for those of us with a good basic knowledge of AGTEK. Day 3 is well presented but definitely addresses some of the more complex features. I would suggest Days 1 and 2 for anyone using the software. Day 3 will be the most exciting when it is time to make the software sing."     --Shane Tinsley (Denver Seminar Attendee)

Day 1 - Fundamentals of Site Modeling & Takeoff

(for Earthwork 3D, SiteModel 3D, SitePlan 3D, GradeModel 3D & Sitework 4D)

Regardless of whether your AGTEK site earthwork data is used in the office (to bid work) or on the job site (to stake, check or control grade), this fast-paced lecture/demonstration format course methodically covers the fundamental base of program knowledge that all AGTEK users require (applies to users of Earthwork 3D, SiteModel 3D, SitePlan 3D, GradeModel 3D and Sitework 4D).  This course has been updated for the latest version of your AGTEK software (3D v1.79.2 and 4D v1.19.2).  Click for an overview of changes to this course since last season.
Topics Include:  Entering data from site grading plans via manual digitizing using multiple raster PDF* plan sheets; coordinate translations for aligning multiple PDF plan sheets; creating horizontal, vertical and slope offsets (Offset Line utility); evaluating surface integrity using 3D views, Show Trimesh utility, Water Flow utility, and the Contour Surface utility; editing to correct data-entry and scaling errors; entering break lines to correct surface interpolation errors; adjusting existing ground surface model for topsoil stripping and other fixed-depth removals (Stripping Areas); adjusting proposed design surface model for structural sections (Sectional Areas); creating horizontal cut/fill subtotal areas (Report Regions); using Fill Factors to adjust for bank-to-compacted shrink/swell; generating and interpreting profile views and color-shaded cut/fill maps; calculating cut/fill volumes and interpreting the volumes report.  Click for detailed seminar outline and handbook table of contents.
*Notes: Manual digitizing from raster PDF files in Earthwork 3D and SiteModel 3D requires purchase of AGTEK's optional PDF Utility (the PDF Utility is included with GradeModel 3D and Sitework 4D). Although manual digitizing from paper plan sheets is not demonstrated in this class, AGTEK's manual digitizing functions apply equally whether digitizing from paper or PDF plans (see related FAQ).
Materials Provided:  Each seminar student receives a detailed 318-page step-by-step seminar handbook (with corresponding training file downloads) documenting the techniques taught in this course.
Prerequisites:  Some prior hands-on experience with Earthwork 3D, SitePlan 3D, SiteModel 3D, GradeModel 3D, or Sitework 4D is strongly recommended (a basic understanding of earthwork concepts and grading plans is assumed).  Students with no prior hands-on AGTEK experience may be overwhelmed by the absolute volume and detail of information presented, especially if they will also be registering for the Day 2 and/or Day 3 seminars.  This course is not intended for those who have zero experience with AGTEK's earthwork modeling software and new AGTEK users are urged to get at least a few hours of hands-on experience with their AGTEK software before attending our seminars (see this FAQ).
Hours:  8:30 am until 5:00~5:30 pm, with a one-hour break for lunch at noon (lunch is provided by Earthwork Software Services), plus short breaks at mid-morning and at mid-afternoon.
Tuition:  $625 to $850 per student, depending on any applicable Early Pay Discount.
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Day 2 - Working with CAD, Vector PDF & Survey Data

(for Earthwork 3D, SiteModel 3D, GradeModel 3D & Sitework 4D)

This comprehensive lecture/demonstration format course picks up where the Day 1 course leaves off by extending the attendee’s base of knowledge to include site takeoff and modeling tools using imported CAD, vector PDF, and raw survey data (these functions apply to AGTEK’s Earthwork 3D, SiteModel 3D, GradeModel 3D and Sitework 4D programs).  This course has been updated for the latest version of your AGTEK software (3D v1.79.2 and 4D v1.19.2).  Click for an overview of changes to this course since last season.
Topics Include:  Creating site earthwork models from imported CAD and multiple vector PDF* plan sheets (import options, troubleshooting "missing" data, selecting/transferring layers, finding/eliminating elevation errors, 2D-to-3D conversions--including use of the Auto Pad and Conform Annotate utilities, tapered offsets, and a host of data editing functions); coordinate translations for aligning CAD and multiple PDF plan sheets; importing and processing raw survey data from PNEZ coordinate text files (with borrow pit/stockpile volumes, cross-section survey data, and bid-topo verification examples).  Click for detailed seminar outline and handbook table of contents.
*Note: Importing vector PDF files in Earthwork 3D and SiteModel 3D requires purchase of AGTEK's optional PDF Utility (the PDF Utility is included with GradeModel 3D and Sitework 4D).
Materials Provided:  Each seminar student receives a detailed 312-page step-by-step seminar handbook (with corresponding training file downloads) documenting the techniques taught in this course.
Prerequisites:  Experience with the Day 1 "Earthwork Modeling Step-by-Step" topics is strongly recommended.
Hours:  8:30 am until 4:30~5:00 pm, with a one-hour break for lunch at noon (lunch is provided by Earthwork Software Services), plus short breaks at mid-morning and at mid-afternoon.
Tuition:  $625 to $850 per student, depending on any applicable Early Pay Discount.
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Day 3 - Strata, Over-Ex & Related Functions

(for Earthwork 3D, SiteModel 3D, GradeModel 3D & Sitework 4D)

This intense lecture/demonstration format course is designed for "power users" and moves well beyond the Day 1 and Day 2 courses by demonstrating the advanced site modeling and analytic capabilities of the relevant AGTEK programs (Earthwork 3D, SiteModel 3D, GradeModel 3D and Sitework 4D).  This course has been updated for the latest version of your AGTEK software (3D v1.79.2 and 4D v1.19.2).  Click for an overview of changes to this course since last season.
Topics Include:  Modeling and quantifying subsurface strata materials, using Cut Factors to adjust for differential shrink/swell by strata material, entering and using balance regions for cut/fill subtotals, balancing onsite cut and fill, analytic applications of cut/fill depth lines (e.g., apply subsidence to fill areas, strip topsoil based on cut/fill depth, locate waste areas by depth of cover, delineate undercut areas), copying and pasting data between surfaces, and modeling vertically-staged earthwork (e.g., undercutting rock, quantifying removal and replacement of unsuitable soils, creating "lowest surface" models, calculating structural excavation and backfill volumes).  Click for detailed seminar outline and handbook table of contents.
Materials Provided:  Each seminar student receives a detailed 236-page step-by-step seminar handbook (with corresponding training file downloads) documenting the techniques taught in this course.
Prerequisites:  Proficiency with the Day 1 "Earthwork Modeling Step-by-Step" topics is strongly recommended.
Hours:  8:30 am until 4:00~4:30 pm, with a one-hour break for lunch at noon (lunch is provided by Earthwork Software Services), plus short breaks at mid-morning and in the afternoon.  This class covers some pretty dense (advanced) topics so it ends a little earlier than our other classes.
Tuition:  $625 to $850 per student, depending on any applicable Early Pay Discount.
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