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Now, you can bring your own base surfaces into Site Scan to better manage and plan earthwork.


The full custom base surface workflow and key use cases

For construction, mining, and engineering teams, drones have proven to be a fast, safe, and accurate way to measure quantities. But your volume measurements are more precise and useful to your team if you can compare them to other survey data and design files, such as the original survey of your site or its finished grade.

Today, we’re making this possible in Site Scan by adding support for custom base surfaces. Now, you can upload your own finished grade design file or pre-existing survey data as a LandXML file, and compare it against your current grade with our suite of earthwork analytics tools, including new configurable cut/fill maps. With custom base surfaces, you can create more precise, actionable takeoff reports and earthwork estimates to help manage costs and keep your team in sync.

Bring your LandXML files into Site Scan

Export a georeferenced surface as a landXML from your own CAD tools, such as AutoCAD Civil 3D, AGTEK, or Microstation, and upload it to Site Scan as an overlay onto your digital terrain model. You only need to upload it once: your LandXML file will be automatically saved in Site Scan and can be used for volume measurements and cut/fill reporting with any existing or future data that you collect.

Prepare detailed, actionable cut/fill reports

Compare current conditions to your design grade surface and create customizable cut/fill maps with a click. You can set your own tolerance and multiple ranges with corresponding colors to create a more detailed cut/fill report.

Measure volumes based on your own surface

Use the surface as a base plane so you can measure your volumes compared to your custom base surface. This adds yet another option to the 5 types of base planes that have already been at your disposal in Site Scan.

"Now that we can upload our own base surfaces, we can make measurements accurately directly in Site Scan. This will be our only tool for measuring stockpiles and sharing volumetric data with our team."

Richard NawaraSurvey Manager, Newcrest Mining

Want to try it for yourself?

Custom base surfaces is included with every Site Scan free trial and subscription. To try it out, sign up for a 14-day free trial or talk to our sales team to get a web demo.

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