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# Surface Volumes in specific areas...

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04-16-2013 05:56 AM

I have a 100 acre park that I am doing earthworks.  I have 1 proposed and 1 existing surface.  The park is now broke into 5 different areas and I need to get cut and fill for each area.  Is there a way to do a volume report for a particular area?  I could define the area with a polyline.  Or do I need to copy the proposed surface and start chopping up into 5 areas?

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# Re: Surface Volumes in specific areas...

04-16-2013 06:19 AM in reply to: trynders
Maybe you should look into the 'Bounded Volumes' option on the Analysis tab. I've never investigated it too much.

Another option is to create new surfaces for your 5 areas. In each case, paste in your proposed surface and then add a boundary. This keeps the link dynamic for easier updating of the design of the proposed surface. And you can use the 'Volumes' analysis to create a report that will list the cut/fill for each surface (each area).

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# Re: Surface Volumes in specific areas...

04-16-2013 07:11 AM in reply to: trynders

Look into parcels. Since you already have your existing and proposed surfaces done, all you need is a closed polyline for each of your 5 areas, specifiy each area as a different parcel then do a volume calc. It'll give you the volumes for each parcel also.

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# Re: Surface Volumes in specific areas...

04-16-2013 07:24 AM in reply to: trynders
You don't say what version you are on - the Volumes Dashboard (2012 and later) is the way to tackle this problem or use troma's suggestion (either bounded volumes based on a volume surface or the multiple surface creation method).

I personally wouldn't use the parcels method as I have had bad experiences with parcels in the past but the method does work if you wished to try it.
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# Re: Surface Volumes in specific areas...

04-16-2013 07:30 AM in reply to: neilyj

Just out of curiosity, what kind of parcel problems have you had? I've used it a few times and the volumes are always accurate out when check them via a second method.

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# Re: Surface Volumes in specific areas...

Not a problem with the volumes just the parcels - but probably from poor linework causing problems in creation.
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# Re: Surface Volumes in specific areas...

04-17-2013 05:34 AM in reply to: erik.raff

Thanks.  That sounds like a great approach.  I made a quick parcel but could not figure out how to get cut and fill quantities.  Could you shed a bit more info on how to do it?

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# Re: Surface Volumes in specific areas...

04-17-2013 05:40 AM in reply to: trynders

Toolbox > Reports

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# Re: Surface Volumes in specific areas...

04-17-2013 06:39 AM in reply to: neilyj

Thanks... What do you think might be the reason it stops a quarter the way thru?

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# Re: Surface Volumes in specific areas...

04-17-2013 06:46 AM in reply to: trynders
Without any data it's difficult to be sure....
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