Quantum Land Design specializes in converting 2D plans to 3D models which can be utilized by contractors, engineers or land surveyors for the following:
Machine Control - Topcon, Trimble, Leica, Carlson, most agricultural systems
Earthwork Analysis, Volume Calculations, Planning and Progress Reporting
Our focus is to ensure that your project runs as smoothly as possible by providing an accurate 3D site model and bringing to your attention any errors or anomalies that are found during the modeling process. We maintain a 3 business day turnaround time for most models. Our team is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What We Require
Engineered site plans. These are the same plans you will use to build the project in the field. Usually in a PDF format. You many need to scan the plan sheets.
The latest CAD file for the project. These files are typically DWG, DXF or DGN file formats, but we are able to utilize nearly any format available. The project engineer will provide you with this file.
For a quote, all we need are the engineered site plans usually in a PDF format.
DSM (Digital Surface Model) in a format you can directly load into your machine control system. Typically set to finish grade.
2D background linework
3D utilities models
3D paving models
3D structural excavation models
We work with all of the major GPS manufacturers and will provide the necessary files to be compatible with their equipment.
New to Machine Control?
Stepping into new technology is never easy, it can even be overwhelming. Over the years, we have taken on hundreds of new GPS users and helped them develop their knowledge and application of the latest technology. While we can't be onsite to help, we have put together several articles that can guide you through the learning curve. Hopefully, you can leverage mistakes we have seen other contractors make to get you over the "hump" and productive with your new tech. We have NEVER seen a contractor go back to the old way.
Click on the links below to develop your understanding of important concepts in machine control and even a few new ways to use it.
Many contractors use single point control for custom jobs or basic topo surveys. Due to the "single point" nature of setting up your GPS this way it can rotate horizontally and drift vertically over time. This article details how to set up single point controlso that it is accurate and repeatable over time. It's more work, but time very well spent.