How are most of you creating cut/fill reports in the office for contractors these days on construction staking for things like curb or sewer utilities needing to be laid? We’re running C3D currently with a hodge-podge of various SCS & Carlson field softwares so straight outta the data collector’s software isn’t really an option; plus the local municipalities require all cut sheets to be sealed. I’ve seen a few people create cut/fill sheets from Autocad C3D using proprietary workflows like running a cut/fill earthwork between two surfaces, with one surface having the points or feature line at the intended elevation and the other surface having the points that are actually logged in from the CL hubs & offset hubs that were staked in the field. I’ve heard of others creating excel spreadsheets dedicated to stuff like this – I guess they import .txt or .csv point files and some spreadsheets might require more tailoring for the specific stakeout routine?
But I’m curious how others are doing this as our current method of creating a cut/fill sheets/reports by hand and running levels through everything in the field after staking the points via total station is just way too slow & it’s affecting production elsewhere from the field crews, to the surveryors & all the way up to the project engineers as contractors will call in screaming for a cut sheet (and rightfully so after waiting a few days). I’m trying to convince upper management that there’s faster options and that mistakes can be made both by hand or by user error of the software too, so we might as well speed it up with the use of technology. In the apst it has taken us up to 3 days to generate cut sheets before of say just 40 or so points w/ varying offsets from the start of the field staking to actually processing the field book notes, to putting everything into a report, double checking it between two people, sealing it & sending out PDF’s to the right people. So I really want to speed this process up (for everybody’s sake)
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