Creating a Roll Sheet PDF Plot of a Cut Fill Map for a Linear Project

In the video below we show how you can generate a “roll sheet” plot to PDF for a linear project including a Cut Fill Map and also including a set of Georeferenced PDF pages.

A Roll Sheet plot is a long sheet of paper output that is used on printers that have the ability to print long continuous sheet outputs to standard width paper but on a continuous roll vs a cut sheet of a normal paper size. In the example we use a plot sheet size that has A1 (Metric) paper width of 594mm and a length of 5 meters. The length is not limited however the shape of the linear project will dictate how long a sheet you want to use for each sheet. You can create multiple sheets and then lay them out manually or you you can have TBC lay them out automatically, however when working with roll sheet sizes, I find that laying them out manually works best for me at least.

In the data provided, the Existing Terrain and Design / Subgrade surfaces were digitized from PDF sections. The sections could also have been converted from PDF Vectors or imported CAD sections if available - and that would likely have been a quicker process to create the surface models.

The existing data for the project was turned into a surface model and then the surface was offset to create the stripping surface 150mm lower than existing. I would recommend that this be done slightly differently. I would explode the digitized sections to create 3D polylines / CAD lines from the sections, and then offset those vertically to create the Stripping Sections and then make those into the stripping surface - the reason you should do it this way is that then the strip surface can be associated with an alignment which means that your Cut Fill Map can also be made alignment based - with the CF Grid being based on Station and Offset vs X and Y grid.

The CF Map was created between the Strip and Subgrade model to generate the volumes, and it was noted that the digitized data agreed closely to the engineers quantities for the project.

The next step was to produce the Roll Sheet plots so that others in the company could review the results, there was also a request to output the results to Google Earth for review by others that have no access to TBC. The Google Earth requirements are covered by other forum videos and will be covered in our upcoming Mini Class on working with Google Earth in a couple of weeks time (June 16th 10:00am to 12:pm MST)

In the video we show the following

Exploding the Existing digitized sections to create 3D linework
Offsetting the existing sections to create the stripping sections
Creating a new stripping surface
Associating the new strip surface with an alignment
Updating the Cut Fill Map with the new Strip Surface and adjusting the CF Grid to Station and Offsets
Contouring the CF Map
Changing the Coloring of the CF Map
Creating a Custom Plan Set for Roll Sheet output
Creating a Custom Sheet Set for Roll Sheet output
Creating Custom Sheets for 3 Sheets 594mm x 5000mm
Creating a Dynaview Collection
Placing the Dynaview Frames around your project data (Uses Grips and Rotate functions)
Creating Dynaviews from the Dynaview Collection Frames to lay out the sheets
Reviewing the Sheets and setting the View Filter controls
Creating a PDF output of the sheets
Reviewing the PDF output data