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Editing Alignments for ditching/drainage

Question asked by Tim Janke on Sep 21, 2020
Latest reply on Sep 22, 2020 by Alan Sharp

I started a new position at a rural municipality as a surveyor/drafter where we just received three excavators with trimble machine control. In the past they have used Map Info to edit and determine the suitable grades for the ditches we will dig/clean out. As of right now I am still surveying (usually quading down the center of the ditch, one line of shots usually around 100 points) then importing my data into Map info where I edit and come up with the proper grade, then i bring my coordinates into TBC to create machine control files for the excavators. I have been trying to figure out if there is a simple way on TBC to create a profile of the ditch and then determine the appropriate grade for each ditch. (Map info does this very well with the drainage program). Basically I am trying to get rid of the Map Info step and do everything on Trimble Business Center. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!