Are quickly and easily carried out.
You can determine the volume using either
Whether your data comes from field survey, is digitized from paper plans, or is imported from some other design package, the contouring and volumes process is simple and straightforward.
If you wish to, you can store multiple surfaces within the one job, and take volumes between them as you need.
The surfaces can be either natural surfaces, at different stages of construction, or, you can compare the natural surface with a design surface to arrive at 'As Built' volumes.
Alternatively, you can store the data in separate jobs, and compare the two jobs to determine the volumes between them.
Whichever way you choose to store the data, you can display both surfaces at the one time for re-assurance that you are dealing withe the correct information.
You next select the relevant surfaces which you wish to compare as seen below left, and when you seelct OK the volumes will be either displayed on the screen for your information, as seen below right, or the results can be stored in a file which can be incorporated directly in your report using your word processor.
If you wish, the program will also calculate the Isopachs between the two surfaces so you can easily see the amount of cut/fill required at any location.
The Isopachs will also give you the 'daylight line' which is the location where cut or fill commences, to allow your field party to set this out for the machine operators.