Presentation on theme: "ELECTRONIC UTILITY PLAN MARK-UP: WORKFLOW AND DATA EXCHANGE Presented to: by: June 1, 2005 Michael Melendez, P.E. lorida L ocal U sers G roup F lorida."— Presentation transcript:
ELECTRONIC UTILITY PLAN MARK-UP: WORKFLOW AND DATA EXCHANGE Presented to: by: June 1, 2005 Michael Melendez, P.E. lorida L ocal U sers G roup F lorida L ocal U sers G roup
GOAL: To improve the accuracy and efficiency of preliminary utility location by employing common CADD software and utility-specific tools to create electronic plan mark-ups.
Traditional Process: Conduct topographic survey Designer produces plan sheets with topo survey and 30% design Mailed to UAO with request for mark-up UAO marks up plan sheet with colored pencil using UAO drafting standard UAO returns hardcopy plans to designer Designer transfers hardcopy information into CADD file Designer produces hardcopy and sends to UAO for verification
Electronic Process: Notify UAO’s of upcoming project Conduct topographic survey Designer transmits survey & blank mark-up file to UAO MicroStation (DGN) Format, unless previously coordinated UAO’s conduct mark-up with CADD and FDOT Utility Tools UAO returns mark-up file to designer (topo survey excluded) Designer compiles UAO mark-ups to produce plan sheets Designer transmits PDF to UAO via for verification
Benefits: Time Savings (reduction in request/response) Encourages Standardization of Plan Mark-up Allows Historical Archiving for Wide-Scale Use Improved Accuracy and Clarity of Plan Submittal Eliminates Need for Hardcopy Retention Format Promotes Internal/External Use Reduced Paper Consumption (Save the Trees!) Reduced liability
Phase I Phase II Phase III Phase IV Hardcopy Plans CADD Files (survey, blank mark-up files) UAO Package May Consist of…. Mark-up / Review / Return to FDOT Submit Phase Plans Contact UAO and Transmit Designer FDOT Utilities Workflow:
Standardization: Underground Telephone Buried Telephone What is the difference? How can you tell on the plans? Cable is placed in conduit which is buried or bored Cable is placed directly into open trench and buried.
Use and Feedback: Use and feedback are necessary at this early stage in the process to achieve meaningful results. Unification of ASCE Quality Standards Unification of ASCE Quality Standards Symbology Standardization Symbology Standardization Tool Development Tool Development
Data Import Alternatives: Graphic Files References = UAO Files Master = Blank DGN Merge Into Master
Data Import Alternatives: ASCII Input Files Naming Convention: utilex**.inp or utilpr**.inp Station/Offset (format) LOC 100 ON CHA BLSR5 STA OFF -7.5 EL 10.2 GAS100 Northing/Easting (format) S 100 N E EL $ GAS100
Element Tagging (Ad-Hoc): What is Ad-Hoc Tagging? Assigning (tagging) extraneous information to CADD elements that is not typically visible to the user.
Element Tagging (Ad-Hoc): Why use Ad-Hoc Tagging for Utilities? Inventory and asset management Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Labeling
Element Tagging (Ad-Hoc): Some Tagging Values TypeOwnerSizeAgeMaterial Survey Quality Level TelephoneBellSouth 2” Conduit 1989CopperBSanitary Effluent County 6”1965TransiteD Uh Oh!
Element Tagging (Ad-Hoc): How to tag Ad-Hoc’s Currently… –ACAD – pending development (VBA?) –MicroStation w/ Civil Extension – SiteMenu VBA –MicroStation w/ Geopak – Ad Attribute Manager or SiteMenu VBA Future… SiteMenu VBA Tool
Element Tagging (Ad-Hoc): How to tag Ad-Hoc’s
Element Tagging (Ad-Hoc): Labeling tagged element with Ad-Hoc Currently… –ACAD – n/a for FDOT process –MicroStation w/ Civil Extension – Plan View Labeler –MicroStation w/ Geopak – Ad Attribute Manager or SiteMenu VBA Future… SiteMenu VBA Tool
Element Tagging (Ad-Hoc): Labeling tagged element with Ad-Hoc Extract w/ AdHoc Attribute Manager (Geopak Menu) Place w/ Plan View Labeler (Geopak Menu)
Information Integration: GIS UAO Database FDOTSunshine Historical Records Query
CADD Platform Options: FDOT Utility Tools function with: AutoCAD Bentley MicroStation Bentley PowerDraft (MicroStation Lite) $ $295/yr (upgrades and support) $1295 (one time cost w/out upgrades)
Thank You! QUESTIONS? Primary Contact: Michael Melendez, P.E. (954) ELECTRONIC UTILITY PLAN MARK-UP: WORKFLOW AND DATA EXCHANGE