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Tutorial 1A Open Existing Jobs, Controlling the Display & Multiple Windows
Tutorial 1B New Jobs, Calculating Points and Entering Strings
Tutorial 1C Selecting and Altering Points & Strings
Tutorial 1D

Use String 'Classes' to control colour fills, hatching and string annotation 

Tutorial 1E Enter and Adjust Traverses - entering via bearings
Tutorial 1F Enter and Adjust Traverses - entering via angles
Tutorial 1G Geoid and Network Least Squares Correction
Tutorial 2 Entering Stadia Data and Contouring
Tutorial 2A   Entering and Placing Symbols &Text
Tutorial 2B Data Recorders - collecting raw data from & sending coordinates to.
Tutorial 2C Importing Data from other CAD/Design software packages
Tutorial 3 Modifying the Contour Model with Breaklines/Discontinuities.
Tutorial 4 Controlling the Model with Boundaries and other tools.
Tutorial 5 Using Level Sheets to Form Profiles and Sections
Tutorial 6 Profiles other than on the Centreline
Tutorial 7 Volumes from Sections and Progress Volumes
Tutorial 8 Calculate Volumes Between Different Models
Tutorial 9 Stockpile Volumes
Tutorial 10 Interpolate Profiles & Sections from a Model
Tutorial 11 Form Sections from Coordinate Data
Tutorial 12 Form Coordinates from Section Data
Tutorial 13 Forming a Platform for Bulk Earthworks
Tutorial 14 Use Road Design to Create a Dam & Calculate Storage Capacity of the Dam
Tutorial 15 Road Design - a complete work through
Tutorial 15a Road Design - interactive horizontal alignment design
Tutorial 16a Road Design - widening an existing road
Tutorial 16b Road Design - an urban example
Tutorial 17 Land Grading - Simple gridded case
Tutorial 18 Land Grading - Random point case
Tutorial 19 Land Grading - Multi Field calculations
Tutorial 20 Multiple Pad Design
Tutorial 21 House Lot Design
Tutorial 22 Digitizing with CDS
Tutorial 23 Piling - ( ie Piles driven in to stabilize boggy ground)
Tutorial 24 Road superelevation via spreadsheet entry
Tutorial 25 Road design through various soil/rock layers (CDS Premium only)
Tutorial 26 Road Intersection Design - Kerb Return
Tutorial 27 Printing / Plotting Overview
Tutorial 28 Photo Quality output renderings via 3rd party software
Tutorial 29 Head Up Digitizing and Draping Bitmaps over a DTM
Tutorial 30 Output to Google Earth and GPS via GPX file
Appendix 1 Exporting line types to Autocad
Appendix 2 Creating your own symbols for CDS
Appendix 3 Interfacing to total stations
Appendix 4 Receiving Data for Construction Setout
Appendix 5 Ezifield Background Images