Verify original ground
Load the original ground survey into the Autograde SPS. Take random shots anywhere on the
site. If the original ground survey is accurate, the Autograde SPS should be reporting
cuts or fills close to zero. If differences exist, save the shots and report them to the
contract administrator for recertification. 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.
Verify Grade and provide grade at any random location
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
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
After you have taken your the Autograde SPS shot (F2), you can save the shot information
by pressing the save key (F3). The Autograde SPS will save the shot point number, time and
date of the shot, the shot station and offset, northing, easting, elevation, proposed
elevation, cut/fill difference, shot code, and shot note if applicable. These results are
interchangeable with AutoCAD. The Autograde SPS certifies grade real-time
eliminating downtime waiting for certification.
The Stored Autograde SPS shots can be imported into any quantity calculation program that
can read a DXF format. Since shots are recorded in real-time there is less risk of missing
critical quantity information. Because the Autograde SPS works in real-time more shots are
recorded than traditional surveying methods increasing the quantity accuracy.
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.
Verify subcontractors work
With the Autograde SPS the developer has the ability to verify all work completed by
subcontractors, assuring the accuracy and completeness of the scope of work. The process
is not time consuming, it is just a matter of taking random shots of their forms or
* (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.