We are now accepting orders for
our first training video production in DVD format. The cost is listed on
the "How to Buy" link.
Model Maker Introduction Training Series
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production looks like. This sample was produced at 600x480 resolution. The actual DVD is produced at 800x600 resolution.
The DVD contains approx. 4.5hours worth of training material. Sessions
are 15min on average. The slick flash interface allows you to pause
rewind and forward with ease. See below for detail on what is covered in
Minimum PC Requirements
Screen resolution 1024x768 (minimum)
Latest Internet Web browser with Flash plug-in
Computer with sound enabled
Below is a list of what is covered in this
Session 1 - Survey basics How does the co-ordinate system work?
How to determine Y & X or N & E?
How to determine Elevation (Z)?
Understanding LO bands in Model Maker?
How does Model Maker interpret different survey datum’s e.g. WGS84, UTM
and Clark 1880?
How does the angle system work?
Session 2 - Desktop Layout & Toolbars Introduction to the Model Maker desktop layout.
How to add and remove toolbars?
How to move toolbars to new positions?
How to add and remove buttons?
How to reset toolbars?
How to display button descriptions?
How to change menu animation settings?
How to create a new toolbar?
Session 3 – Moving around on screen Using the mouse to move around?
Working with the Manipulate Plot Menu functions
Working with the Display Menu
Determine if and which data entities are loaded using the Status menu
How to set basic environment settings like Scale, Contour Interval &
How to set basic environment settings
Session 4 – Working with the help file
Session 5 – Calculating Manual field observations How to add survey stations?
How to calculate survey points from a known point?
How to convert a observed point to a station?
How to change a incorrect observation?
How to apply a orientation correction to a station?
Session 6 - Loading Geo (Lat-Lon) co-ordinates
Session 7 – Loading a list of co-ordinates from file How to import co-ordinates
How to import ASCII data
Session 8 - Importing electronic field observations How to load field observations from file
How to load check your traverse process using double polar intersections
How to load observations from a total station
Session 9 – Loading points manually How to add points to the database
How to add points graphically
How to determine the point elevation based on a underlying triangle
How to extrapolate the elevation of a point from an existing triangle
How to use the same elevation of an existing point on a new point
How to edit the co-ordinates of an existing point
Session 10 – Distance and Angle measurement How to measure distance, direction and slope difference between
points using Joins and Polars
How to measure length and direction of a CAD line
How to calculate the plan area of a irregular shape
How to determine the perimeter length, radius and plan area of a
How to measure the angle between 3 points or two lines
How to determine the distance between two parallel CAD lines
Session 11 – Understanding cursor snap modes What is a snap mode
Applying some frequently used snap modes in practical examples
Session 12 - The theory of contours using height interpolation How does a contour know where it must go
Session 13 – Triangle Manipulation (contouring) How to add or delete single triangles
How to delete multiple triangles with a line
How to add multiple triangles automatically using Csearch
How to exclude certain points from triangulation
How to edit triangles or contours
Session 14 – Triangle break line editing How to edit triangles automatically using break lines
(DTM Detail lines option 4)
Session 15 – Basic CAD functions How to draw CAD lines, text and circles
How to change CAD attributes e.g. Color, Layer, Font etc.
Working with CAD Layers
Session 16 - CAD scale rotate move (match) How to import a dxf/dwg/dgn file
How to rotate, scale and move a drawing
How to use the REPEAT snap mode
Session 17 - File Load, Save and Backups What are the different file formats used by Model Maker?
How do I save data?
How do I load or open an existing file?
Backup vs. Save Desktop
Session 18 – How to print and export drawings Setting up plotter vs. graphically displayed colors
How to determine the correct plot scale
How to add a paper window
How to output to printer
How to output to DWG/DXF/DGN and other formats