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Verify original ground elevations

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.


Save Time

Because layout points are pre-calculated field time is reduced by eliminating calculating layout points. The surveyor has more layout time and less field calculation time.


Reduce Errors

Because layout points are pre-calculated, errors are reduced in the field, eliminating calculation errors.  The Autograde SPS does not use angle distance to perform layout therefore errors from turning wrong angles are eliminated.

Real-time as-built

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.

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Verify Drawings

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.


Equipment Needed

                        Total Station                                             Prism                                                        Allegro * 

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* (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 cut/fill.
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.