Creating Surfaces with 3D-MC
Within 3D-MC the operator can create several types of simple surfaces, allowing them to utlize 3D control for small projects where 3D designs are not available.
Creating New Surfaces
- Under the Surface Tab Selecting "New" will display a variety of available surfaces that can be created directly on the machine.
Within 3D-MC an operator can create six different types of Surfaces.
- Flat Plane Surface: A flat plane surface will have no slope and can be created from an existing point in a point file or by placing the machine's cutting implement on a specific elevation.
- Sloping Plane Surface: A sloping plane surface can have a single- or dual-slope, and can be created from existing points in a point file, or by placing the machine's cutting implement on specific locations on the site to define the slope(s).
- Crown Road Surface: For a crown road surface the operator will define a centerline by selecting existing points from a points file or use the cutting implement to define the centerline. From there, the operator will define cross fall from the crown.
- Triangulated Surface from Topo Survey: A triangulated surface from topo survey allows the operator to create a TIN from points in a layer.
- Raise/Lower Existing Surface: Any existing surface can have its elevation raised or lowered.
- Subgrade of Existing Alignment: Subgrade of existing alignment is an advanced surface creation feature which allows an operator to modify an existing alignment.