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  Strip Area Volume
Posted by: Chi_W - 05-20-2020, 04:20 PM - Replies (1)

I have used many other takeoff programs in the past. It is common that once an area with a specified subgrade depth is created, the cut/fill of the area will be shown automatically in the report.
It is similar to use the Strip method to create the region in this program; however, the volume cannot be shown in the report. A volume region will need to be created in order to compute the volume. This program tries to be precise not to have any region or boundary overlapping while other programs do not have this restriction which may generate a slightly different overall result when adding the areas together. This small margin of error is acceptable in terms of earthworks estimation. 

I have done two projects with this program, one has only 3 Strip regions and other has more than 20. The simple one I could fix the region error easily; but the complex one took me a lot of time to fix these errors even though all the lines are snapped together. I have ended up removing one Strip region.

Creating the volume region is also a challenge as mentioned in other Forum.

Please advise.

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  Volume Region
Posted by: Chi_W - 05-19-2020, 08:59 PM - Replies (1)

I have just purchased the 2019 version and successfully created the surfaces. Often time, we need to know the cut and fill for many regions in a project because they all have different production.
However, I have problem creating volume regions. I created the first volume region with no problem. However, when I start adding new region beside the region, I always get an error "validation of breakdown fail" or something like intersection end. I tried snapping to the adjacent region or leaving a gap between the boundary, the same error show up. I was successful last week that a second region was created without touching the boundary of the adjacent region; however, when I open up the project again today, the validation error was displayed. I have spent hours trying to figure this out but with no success. Please provide your advise, thank you.

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  Squaring outlines of platform
Posted by: h-earthworks - 05-10-2020, 10:30 PM - Replies (2)

Is there a way to layout a square or define the angle of a corner point for platforms and slopes?  My job is a 6 acre sloping pad. The only info to go on is end and side lengths with instructions to have pad square with the property line.  Hard to draw exact edge lengths and get perfect rectangle by just drawing on the screen.  Sure its a simple solution that im missing.  Wes

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  testing attachment
Posted by: IAndrew - 05-08-2020, 02:12 PM - Replies (1)

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  Rotation and Location of Grid
Posted by: Inxpot1 - 05-08-2020, 09:49 AM - Replies (2)

Currently it appears the only way to have a grid is with direct north/south coordinate lines.  This grid is utilized when exporting cut fill information to Autocad as a dwg file.  Frequently in autocad we use a user coordinate system, and when we do the grid information is not aligned with the user coordinate system due to its operation being hard coded to the actual coordinates.

It'd be useful if we could pick a user coordinate 0,0 and a user rotation for north / south, so that the cut/fill information on the grid drops in at a text rotation and at locations that is coordinated with our user coordinates in Autocad.  I can make all sorts of adjustments once it's exported, but I'd rather not have to do so.

Further, it'd be useful to be able to control the rotation and size of the fonts for the cut/fill information, and to have different layers for the cut, fill and no cut/no fill information so that they can be turned off and on without having to change them after export.  I'd also like to see the grid lines, cut/fill hatches and other lines be controllable with their own layers.

Doable?

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  Failed to open file:Could not load dxf.
Posted by: Jim_M - 04-29-2020, 02:04 AM - Replies (1)

Hey all, first time user here.  When I try to import contours from a dxf file, I get the following error: "Failed to open file:Could not load dxf". I've tried dxfs formatted for various versions of AutoCAD.  I get the same error each time.

If it helps come up with ideas, I'm also unable to paste contours directly into Kubla Cubed from AutoCAD or MicroStation.

Any advice would be helpful.

Thanks.

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  Using levels from adjacent Feature Surfaces
Posted by: DuncanKing - 04-21-2020, 02:05 AM - Replies (1)

Hi

I am doing a complex earthworks takeoff for a retained embankment with defined batters, retaining walls, roads and table drains all adjacent each other.

I am able to do this by creating outlines for each surface (as none of them are level, all have cross falls and batters).

Each outline connects to the adjacent one at the same point (chainage cross sections at 50m inervals on a 1.2km length). Therefore where two outlines meet at the same point, I have to enter the elevation at that point twice, once for each outline. I tried the "interpolate" option but it did not work, I think because the outline was not within another outline with elevations.

Is there a way to set the elevations of the new adjacent outline using the elevations of the previous one already entered? i.e. not have to enter the same elevation twice where two outlines share the same point?


Thanks

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  Existing and proposed data on seperare drawings
Posted by: rigoh101 - 04-10-2020, 08:42 PM - Replies (1)

I've looked through all the videos on the YouTube channel and i can't find one that covers this topic. My issue is that i have the existing conditions on one page and the proposed site plan on another page. All I've seen is how to stitch together a site plan shown on separate pages, but what i have is 100% of existing and 100% proposed elevation data on two separate drawings.

Does anyone have a link to a tutorial that will show me how to do this?

Thanks,

R

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  Benchmark for aligning two points
Posted by: DuncanKing - 04-06-2020, 12:19 AM - Replies (2)

When aligning two points to orient a drawing there does not appear to be a way to mark two points on the existing layout to use to align to the new drawings.

Basically it appears you have to use the mouse to find the coords of the existing dwg, write these coords down, import the new dwg and then allocate these coords to the new dwg to align.

This seems pretty clunky, i would assume you can identify points on the existing drawing (plot them) and then reference these existing points on the new drawing to quickly orient the new drawing?

Am i missing something?

Thanks
Duncan

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  Kubla Lite - volume of a spoil heap
Posted by: Graham - 02-15-2020, 10:45 AM - Replies (4)

Can you calculate the volume of a spoil heap using the Lite version of Kubla ?

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