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Land Survey Engineering Article - EPC & I July 2012

Surveying Software Article In Construction And Architecture Update

Surveying Software Article In Construction And Architecture Update

Handy Survey Drawing Tools

Civil engineering is the broadest of the engineering fields. Civil engineering focuses on the infrastructure of the world which include Water works, Sewers, Dams, Power Plants, Transmission Towers/Lines, Railroads, Highways, Bridges, Tunnels, Irrigation Canals, River Navigation, Shipping Canals, Traffic Control, Mass Transit, Airport Runways, Terminals, Industrial Plant Buildings, Skyscrapers, etc.

There are a variety of software programs which are available for the different specialized disciplines of civil engineering. Most civil engineers practice in specialized subsets of civil engineering, such as geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, hydraulic engineering, environmental engineering, project and construction management and land surveying. In the list of land surveying software is included a product package developed by ESurveying Softech India Pvt. Ltd., that has slowly but surely become the widest and most selling software for survey engineering in India and Abroad.

The software package has been developed gradually and thoroughly to cater to all your surveying requirements. The software consists of 7 different modules that provide you with features ranging from road design, contouring to lisps developed solely for the purpose of simplifying survey drawing. The software is highly user friendly and economical as you can purchase it as a whole package or you can also opt to purchase single modules according to your requirements.

These products work with different CAD packages including AutoCAD, ZWCAD, BricsCAD and GStarCAD and allow you to work with only a selected set of required commands without learning thousands of commands provided by CAD packages. These products also work independent of CAD software for those who are not familiar with any kind of CAD packages.

Here is a small description of all the features you will find in each of the modules.

The Sections module, allows you to create Sections related to Road/Railway Lines/Irrigation Canal either from Excel data or from CAD drawing. Section Module allows the user to modify the sections graphically. Interpolation can be done using either triangulation or 3D lines. Output can be generated quickly as Designing both Horizontal Alignment and Vertical Alignment is simplified.

Using the Contour module you can generate contours at specified intervals and specified levels. The software also generates grid levels along with the contour generation and can be done from within CAD Software.

Using the Earthwork module, earthwork calculation can be done very quickly. It allows finding the volume of cutting/filling for a given set of data at a given elevation or it can find the earthwork quantities for any two surfaces.

Using the TopoDraw module you can create Topomaps using Easting, Northing and Elevation data available in Excel or CSV File. The TopoDraw module makes converting total station data into drawing with blocks very easy.

The ESurvey Lisp module is a very useful tool for all CAD users as it provides a collection of tailor made lisp routines developed exclusively for CAD users working on Survey drawings. These lisps are divided into separate categories to allow you to get more control over the drawing entities and make your drawings more presentable.

The KML module allows you to publish your CAD drawing to Google Earth. Converting data available in Google earth in the form of KML File to 2 Dimensional drawing data and Vice Versa is made possible with ESurvey KML.