The Topocad Volume module calculates volumes between any number of terrain models on top of each other and directly presents the result as cross sections, longitudinal profile, reports but also as solids in the drawing. These are easily edited and shown with the volume report generator.
Topocad Volume by DTM’s
The Topocad Volume by DTM’s calculates masses and volumes from two digital terrain models and creates very nice looking drawings of the volume result in form of contour lines and raster. The Topocad Volume by cross sections is a very high-effective design module. It calculates cross sections from two DTM’s comparing them with your theoretic cross section. This theoretic cross section can actually be anything. You will build this up to look and behave really as you want your section to behave. The theoretic section can use road lines, longitudinal road profiles, cambers for help and the section can have any number of layers in the super-structure (space between the theoretic top road level to your terrace level) as asphalt layers, etc.
Topocad Volume by cross section
The real advantage of Topocad Volume by cross section is when you come to editing of your design, when you need to change anything, the road width, new digital terrain model, new profile, new section – anything, you will be able to edit it with just a few mouse clicks. It is very easy to get data out from this, to the plan drawing in 3D in cross sections or lines along the road or to a LandXML format for immediate stake out or machine control.