When BDI files are created, drawing errors are brought to light. Discrepancies between
architectural and structural drawings are resolved up front before construction starts.
Eliminating field down-time due to drawing errors.
Certify bridge components
Bridge components can be certified real-time. The AutoGrade SPS gives the contractor
the ability to layout points where and when they want it, thus eliminating the need for
using string-lines and plumb-bobs. Forms can also be verified real-time. There is no
longer the need to wait for surveyors for verification. Contractors can check their work
anytime at no additional cost.
Load the appropriate BDI file into the AutoGrade SPS. Choose your AGF file for storing
shots and take random shots (F2) anywhere on the site. the AutoGrade SPS will report
real-time Cut/fill elevations. The AutoGrade SPS will interact with an alignment to
provide real-time station offsets of every the AutoGrade SPS shot. These can be
easily compared with the engineers templates.
After you have taken your grade shot press the Autoline button (F4). The AutoGrade
SPS will direct you to the intersection of construction lines. The direction will be an in
or out from the sight line, and a left or right from the sight line. The sight line is
from the total station setup point to the prism shot location.
After you have taken your grade shot, press the Autopoint button (F5). The AutoGrade
SPS will direct you to the nearest construction point. The direction will be an in/out
from the sight line as well as left/right. The direct distance to the construction point
will also be displayed.
Example: out 12.5 right 5.0 direct 13.47
The AutoGrade SPS knows the screed elevation of every square inch of the bridge deck. This
gives the contractor an ability to set each individual scaffolding leg to the proper grade
regardless of the scaffolding leg position. This saves time and increases accuracy. This
saves on concrete quantities and ensuring proper deck thickness.
Reduce layout costs
Not as many surveyor points (stakes) are needed because all drawing information can be
loaded into the AutoGrade SPS, eliminating the need for re-staking. As-built surveys are
recorded in real-time.
The AutoGrade SPS provides more accurate information to build with, increasing
construction efficiency and reducing the onsite repairs. Minimizing the dependency
of onsite surveying because you get your point where and when you want it in real-time, in
turn eliminating downtime waiting for re-staking or as-builds. This eliminates
over building or under building along with the need for using string-lines and plumb-bobs.
It also reduces equipment downtime by clocking less running hours on equipment.
* (Hand Held Data collector with
the AutoGrade SPS software)
How Does It Work?
1. Construction drawings are made digital.
2. Drawings are loaded into a hand held data collector.
3. The total station is setup anywhere on the site.
4. Sight any two control points and the AutoGrade SPS will resection its location.
5. Place the prism pole anywhere. Push (F2) and the AutoGrade SPS gives a real-time
6. Push (F3) and the AutoGrade SPS saves the shot.
7. Push (F4) and the AutoGrade SPS directs you to feature lines.
8. Push (F5) and the AutoGrade SPS directs you to feature points.