Original Ground Verification
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.
Feature-line layout or
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.
Feature-point layout or
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 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.
Verify Subcontractors Work
With the Autograde SPS the engineer has the ability to verify all work completed
by subcontractors. By taking random shots of their forms, structures and grades. The
Autograde SPS assures the accuracy and completeness of the scope of work.
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.
* (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.