The Dirt.Simple Express - Spring 2022
AGTEK has released Gradework version 1.07.2. Gradework version 1.07 added several new features to all integrated products for Gradework, Materials, Underground and Highway. New features included a new layer for background images along with an Image Selection dialog, customized Excel reports including an option for cost codes and increased precision when importing drone surveys. Version 107.2 has added a new feature when working on GPS models. Watch the video on new features in version 1.07.2. AGTEK's mobile apps have also been updated to add an option to share data.
We are well underway on our next version 1.08, scheduled for release this Summer. Highlights will include further enhancements for grade control modelling, utility clash detection and improved strata mapping amongst other features.
DISPLAY MODELING LINE COLORS DURING DATA ENTRY
Gradework has added a new option for displaying data lines in different colors based on the line label. This may be useful when building your GPS model. To enable this option, select the Display menu and check Modeling Colors. Use the Manage Export Colors option to edit the line colors and create a default label list.
AGTEK MOBILE APPS ADD A NEW SHARE OPTION
AGTEK's mobile apps, including SmartPlan, SmartDirt and SmartTrack have now added a Share option under the menu. After recording any photos, notes or tracks, tap the menu button and tap Share KMZ. Choose the method of delivery. Enter the destination email and send. The recipient will receive an email with a link to the KMZ file containing all the recorded data.
HxGN LIVE is Hexagon’s digital reality solutions conference, which provides hands-on access to the latest sensor, software, and autonomous technologies across construction, industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.
Meet likeminded heavy construction professionals and join our sessions in-person at this year’s HxGN Live Digital Innovation in Construction Summit in Las Vegas.
Attendees of this summit will hear from experts and customers how AGTEK and Hexagon’s solutions are enabling contractors, OEMs and infrastructure asset owners to optimize the construction life cycle. Discover best practices on how to innovate, improve workflows, increase productivity and reduce costs. Learn about jobsite complexity, and how wearable technology transforms safety awareness and how data can contribute to more sustainable construction.
Hands-On training classes are back. The fastest way to master today's connected workflow, learn to fly drone surveys, use mobile apps, expedite GPS models, and refine your takeoffs is to book a seat in AGTEK's monthly 3-day training school in Livermore , CA or our new training location in Atlanta to make it easier for our East Coast customers. Click here to view the course outline and sign up for the class that best fits your needs and schedule.
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Early this year we had the opportunity to sit down with Ken Fritts, takeoff manager for our long-time customer Goodfellow Bros. We talked about our journey together for the last 30 years and how AGTEK solutions are being used for practical benefit in both the field and office. Click here to view the full interview on why Goodfellow Bros. has made AGTEK part of their project workflow.
This year we have been hard at work creating new webinar material to show how to get the most out of your AGTEK software. With current conditions limiting travel for hands-on training, we will continue to reinforce the simplicity of AGTEK products. Replay the topics we have covered recently which include: Gain Efficiency from Models, Phones and Drones and Fundamentals of Value Engineering. Be on the lookout for more coming out in the near future.
GAIN EFFICIENCY FROM MODELS, PHONES AND DRONES
This webinar shows how to prepare and send models to the field. We show how to use drones to track progress quickly and easily and share valuable information with workers in the field via mobile apps. We show how to visualize, validate and document site conditions on the go. We also cover exporting models for machine control and rovers.
Watch the video here.
FUNDAMENTALS OF VALUE ENGINEERING
This webinar shows how to optimize and document various stages of construction. Analyze over-excavation to make data driven decisions. Combine Earthwork, Materials and Underground data for optimal results
Watch the video here.
To download the latest desktop versions, AGTEK support subscribers can go to Support - Downloads and click the name of the program they wish to download. When the download is complete, click the filename to install. If Windows "protects" your PC, click "More Info", then "Run Anyway" and follow the install directions to complete the installation. (To check your program version, open the program and select Help > About "program name".
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