3D Modelling and Mapping Software                   (2 DAYS)

2-day course:

  • Choose from LSS/Civil 3D/TBC/n4ce
  • Improve productivity
  • Latest software used
  • Small class sizes

This course is aimed at people who are confident using the total station and/or GNSS, have a working knowledge of 3D coordinate geometry and construction drawings and who have basic computer literacy.

Learning to use survey and 3D mapping software correctly can boost your project productivity, demonstrate your competence as a business to external parties and allow engineers to spend less time in the office and more time out on site.

Setting Out for Construction is an Approved Training Organisation.

Course content

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of different file types (e.g. DWG, DXF, DTM, CSV, LandXML)
  • Import data from the total station
  • Create tables of relevant data
  • Use CAD tools effectively
  • Retrospectively attribute codes to points or recode points
  • Create Cut/Fill colourised models and create the cute/fill line for setting out purposes
  • Export model information for use in Leica/Topcon/Trimble machine control
  • Annotate levels
  • Georeference surveys and data
  • Create annotated sections
  • Select points from an electronic file and export them to a setting out schedule
  • Create a contoured plan
  • Compare volumes between subsequent surveys e.g. of stockpiles and to datum levels
  • Retrospectively insert or edit break lines
  • Carry out visual checks on 3D models
  • Produce a level difference model and create a ‘heat map’ (aka isopachyte) of as-built Vs design levels
  • Isolate relevant information
  • Check and convert units
  • Export compatible files of data for use in field controllers and machine control systems including strings, polylines and design surfaces
  • Describe the potential technical and contractual pitfalls of working with electronic information as opposed to hard copy drawings
  • Create drawings and deliverables and present them correctly

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