The 12d Model Survey Procedures training course will equip you with powerful skills for Detail Survey and Setout in 12d Model.

12d Model Survey Procedures training course

A two day course in the use of 12d Model for Detail Survey and Setout.

Prerequisites:  Introduction to 12d Model Software. By booking a course, you affirm that you meet the requirements for 12d Model training coursesCheck on upcoming courses at bottom of page.

Learn the procedures for taking raw field data and generating fully annotated plots of the survey, including contours, then generate data files and plots for setout.

Course outline

Session 1

This session covers the procedures for taking electronic data collected on a Total Station or GPS unit, and reducing the data into 12d Model.
Steps covered include reducing the data, correcting miss-coded points and other field errors, manipulating the data into models (layers) with colours / linestyles / symbols applied.

Participants learn to:

  • Setup 12d Model to receive data from your instrument.
  • Download data; convert into 12d Models field (neutral) format.
  • Create a (survey data reduction) function to import the field file into 12d Model.
  • Manipulate the data into models (layers) with colours / linestyles / symbols through a map file.
  • Apply curve fitting, pipes, templates etc.
  • Use 12d Model to correct codes/target heights and other typical field errors.
  • Check for crossing breaklines and other irregularities.
  • Triangulate the data and view the contours.
  • Create cross sections through a survey.
  • Plot the results and/or transfer the data to an external package.

Session 2

This session covers manually creating and editing data, and creating upload files for your particular survey instrument.

Participants learn to:

  • Use string-editing techniques to manipulate existing data.
  • Enter existing property boundary information (bearing  / distance entry).
  • Explore the  COGO functions in 12d Model.
  • Create cadastral lots, and automatically label them.
  • Create setout points for a house, including offset pegs.
  • Create setout information for a road design, including alignments and kerb returns.
  • Calculate stockpile volumes.
  • Create upload files for your instrument.