Contractors often neglect the importance of on-screen and printed graphics when comparing earthwork software. We've never talked to an excavating or general contractor who hasn't been in a dispute over quantity at one time or another. The software that provides the most evidence of where the quantities came from will be the most persuasive to settle disputes in the contractor's favor.
The following is just a sampling of InSite's graphics.
*All graphics on this website were down-sampled for faster loading. While the images look great, the product is even more spectacular!
InSite SiteWork is capable of printing high resolution Plan View printouts at the maps original scale.
A plotter will print one sheet while smaller printers will print a series of tiled pages that can be assembled for a full size plan. This makes even inexpensive color inkjet printers capable of plotter quality output.
The grading schematic can be overprinted with Cut and Fill Quantities and the Stake Out Elevations (Existing, Proposed, Subgrade, Cut and Fill, Water Table Depth, any Strata Depth)
Cross Sections can be taken in X and Y orientations of the site, as well as through a series of points (profile) in any direction. Any of the Strata and Stripping Layers can be included with the existing and proposed surfaces.
The first step is to select the sections. The plan view below shows three cross sections selected in Y orientation. Sections can be taken vertically (x orientation) or following a path (profile).
Then View and Print the Sections. They can be printed one or several per page, and the sections can be scaled. The blue shading indicates the water table.
View high resolution 3D's of Existing, Proposed, and Subgrade surfaces in a separate window or on a second monitor. Grade additions and edit results are instantly updated with 3-D Live. A coordinated cursor between the 2-D and 3-D surfaces means validates input.
The Subgrade 3-D Model
Use the Drive/Fly command to navigate the jobsite form the operators viewpoint. If a mistake in the data is seen, pause the Drive/Fly, make a correction or add data, and the display is instantly updated.
For impressive presentations, capture screen graphics for export into applications like Google Earth.
The Site Model:
The Completed Site:
For BIM Model creation, use Field General®.