Digitize a Trench
The end-to-end process for digitizing trenches begins with specifying a starting pipe invert elevation. You then digitize the trench using the appropriate tool and provide the trench specifications.
Trench specifications include the elevations along the trench, trench dimensions, and pipe/bedding specifications.
Digitize Pixel-Based and Vector Trenches
On a digital plan, a trench may be composed of pixel-based lines or may be represented by one or more vectors. A trench that is composed of pixel-based lines must be digitized by using the Point tool to trace its contours, while a trench that is represented by vectors can be digitized by using the Vector tool and simply selecting the vectors within it. As a result, you can more quickly and accurately create Earthwork estimates. See the Help topic Working With Vectors for more information about vectors.
Methods for Digitizing Trenches
For more information about the Trench popup window, see Trench Popup Window Field Reference.
- Add Drawing
- Spot Elevation
- Reference Point
- Count Line
- Count Item