AccuGrade GPS (CD700) Map Recording - Set Caterpillar


Map Recording - Set
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1.1. Map Recording Type Selection
2.2. Coverage Map Recording
3.2. Radio Coverage Recording
4.2. Terrain Map Recording
5.2. Cut/Fill Map Recording
6.2. Reset Map

Note: When any map recording is "ON", data is always transferred to the data card. Stop the map recording before removing the data card.

Note: Map recording files store a snapshot of the display. If you need to record detailed position and productivity data, make sure that the "Production Reporting" is turned on.

Map recording allows the system to record one of the following maps with an "ON/OFF" soft key:

Coverage - Maps the number of passes that are made by a machine

Radio Coverage - Maps the base radio statistics

Terrain - Maps the current elevations

Cut/Fill - Maps the design "Cut/fill" values


NOTICE

When mapping is turned on, the position of the blade is mapped. If the blade is 0.7 m (2 ft) in the air then the mapped area will be 0.7 m (2 ft) in the air.


Map Recording Type Selection

Note: The contents of the "Setup Menu" dialog are site configurable. Depending on the settings for your system, some of the options, soft keys, or views that are discussed in this manual may not be accessible. Refer to your site supervisor if a specific option is not available.

By default, the map recording type is set to "None". A map recording type must be selected before the recording and the display feature can be used.

Perform the following steps in order to access the "Map Recording" dialog.

  1. From the "Setup Menu - Configuration" dialog, press the arrow keys until "Map Recording" is highlighted.

  1. Press the "OK" key. The "Map Recording" dialog is opened. The "Map Recording" menu is used in order to select a map recording type.

Coverage Map Recording

Coverage map recording uses 1 x 1 m grid cells. The pass number for a cell is incremented each time that the machine blade passes over the cell. The number of passes over a cell determines the color of the cell on the plan view.

Note: Elevation is not used in coverage map recording.

Perform the following steps in order to set up the "Coverage" map recording.




    Illustration 1g01430210

  1. Press the arrow keys in order to highlight the "Coverage" map recording type. The "Map Recording" dialog appears. This is shown in Illustration 1.

    Use the "Required" field in order to specify the number of passes that are required. The default is 5 passes. The maximum number of passes that can be set is 7. The minimum number of passes that can be set is 1.

    Table 1 shows the color code for the coverage map recording.

    Table 1
    Color     Passes to meet number required    
    Gray     6    
    Dark Gray     5    
    Cyan     4    
    Blue     3    
    Red     2    
    Yellow     1    
    Green     0    

  1. Press the next key in order to highlight the "Required" field.

  1. Press the arrow keys in order to change the required number of passes. Green is always the final color that indicates that the desired number of passes have been made.

  1. Do one of the following.

    • Press the "OK" key in order to confirm the setting and return to the "Setup Menu - Configuration" dialog.

    • Press the escape key and then press the "OK" key in order to return to the "Setup Menu - Configuration" dialog without saving the changes.

  1. Press the escape key in order to exit the "Setup Menu - Configuration" dialog. The plan view appears.

Any data from an existing coverage map file is displayed on the plan view when a design is loaded. A color key indicating color coding for the required passes is displayed in the plan view.

The "Coverage: Off" soft key indicates that the "Coverage" map recording is Off.

Press the "Coverage: Off" soft key in order to begin "Coverage" map recording. The "Coverage: On" soft key indicates that the "Coverage" map recording is on.

Coverage map recording is updated as the machine blade moves backward and forward.

The required number of passes for Coverage map recording can be changed at any time. The plan view coverage background and the color key are updated on return to the plan view.

The "Coverage: Full"soft key indicates when the data card has less than 100 KB of memory available. When this occurs map recording is suspended.

Radio Coverage Recording

Radio coverage map recording shades the plan view in order to show the latency of the radio reception. Radio coverage map recording also creates a *.cat file that you can view with the AccuGrade Office Software.

Radio coverage recording uses 2 x 2 m grid cells. The radio latency is stored for the cell as the machine blade passes over a cell.

Table 2 shows the color code for the radio coverage recording.

Table 2
Color     Radio signal latency    
Blue     <= 2 seconds    
Dark Green     >2 seconds and <=3 seconds    
Dark Yellow     >3 seconds and <=4 seconds    
Yellow     >4 seconds and <=5 seconds    
Red     >5 seconds    

Perform the following steps in order to set up the radio coverage recording.

  1. Open the "Map Recording" dialog from the "Setup Menu - Configuration" dialog.

  1. Press the arrow keys in order to highlight the "Radio coverage" recording type.

  1. Do one of the following.

    • Press the "OK" key in order to confirm the setting and in order to return to the "Setup Menu - Configuration" dialog.

    • Press the escape key and then press the "OK" key in order to return to the "Setup Menu - Configuration" dialog without saving the changes.

  1. Press the escape key in order to exit the "Setup Menu - Configuration" dialog.

Any data from an existing radio coverage recording file is displayed on the plan view map when a design is loaded.

The "Radio Map: Off" soft key indicates that the radio coverage recording is Off.

Press the "Radio Map: Off" soft key in order to begin radio coverage recording. The "Radio Map: On" soft key indicates that the radio coverage recording is On.

Radio coverage recording is updated as the machine moves forward and backward.

Note: Unlike other map recording types, radio coverage recording continues when low accuracy is indicated for GPS positioning.

The "Radio Map: Full" soft key indicates when the data card has less than 100 Kilobytes of memory available. When this occurs map recording is suspended.

Terrain Map Recording

Terrain map recording shades the plan view in order to show the ground that has been covered by the machine while collecting a terrain logging file (*.cat). *.cat files can be viewed in the AccuGrade Office Software.

Terrain map recording uses 1 x 1 m grid cells. A cell is marked as covered when the machine blade passes over the cell. A cell that is marked as covered is shaded grey on the plan view.

Perform the following steps in order to set up the terrain map recording.

  1. Open the "Map Recording" dialog from the "Setup Menu - Configuration" dialog.

  1. Press the arrow keys in order to highlight the "Terrain" map recording type.

  1. Do one of the following.

    • Press the "OK" key in order to confirm the setting and in order to return to the "Setup Menu - Configuration" dialog.

    • Press the escape key and then press the "OK" key in order to return to the "Setup Menu - Configuration" dialog without saving the changes.

  1. Press the escape key in order to exit the "Setup Menu - Configuration" dialog. The plan view is opened.

Any data from an existing terrain map recording file is displayed in the plan view when a design is loaded.

The "Terrain: Off" soft key indicates that the terrain map recording and terrain logging is Off.

Press the "Terrain: Off" soft key in order to begin terrain map recording and terrain logging. The "Terrain: On" soft key indicates that terrain map recording and terrain logging is in progress.

Terrain map recording is updated as the machine moves forward and backward.

The "Terrain: Full" soft key indicates when the data card has less than 100 KB of memory available. When this occurs map recording is stopped.

Cut/Fill Map Recording

Cut/Fill map recording provides a plan view background that is color coded according to the quantities of cut and the quantities of fill required in the areas passed over by the machine blade. Cut/Fill map recording also creates a *.cat file that can be viewed in the AccuGrade Office Software.

Cut/Fill map recording uses 1 x 1 m grid cells. Cut/Fill map recording requires a design to be loaded. The difference between the blade elevation and the design elevation is stored for the cells below the blade as the blade passes over the ground.

The On Grade tolerance is used in order to determine the cut/fill color coding for the background on the plan view.

Vertical offsets and reference surfaces can be applied to the design at anytime. The elevation differences that are stored in the cells are adjusted for the offsets. The cut/fill background color coding is updated.

Note: Reference surfaces and vertical offsets are not automatically loaded with a design. In order to ensure that the cut/fill color coding is consistent, make sure that the vertical offsets and the reference surface configurations are consistent with the original configuration after loading a design.

Note: If you change any of the design elevations the cut/fill map recording must be reset. Cut/Fill map recording data that is recorded before the change will not be consistent with the changed design.

Note: If you create a cut/fill map on a sloping design or a level design, and then edit the design, the previously recorded cut/fill map will still apply to the old design.

Table 3 shows the color code for the cut/fill map recording.

Table 3
Color     Cut/Fill    
Dark Red     Cut > 4 x Vertical Tolerance    
Red     Cut > 2 x Vertical Tolerance
Cut < = 4 x Vertical Tolerance    
Light Red     Cut > 1 x Vertical Tolerance
Cut < = 2 x Vertical Tolerance    
Green     Cut/Fill is within Vertical Tolerance    
Light Blue     Fill > 1 x Vertical Tolerance
Fill < = 2 x Vertical Tolerance    
Blue     Fill > 2 x Vertical Tolerance
Fill < = 4 x Vertical Tolerance    
Dark Blue     Fill > 4 x Vertical Tolerance    

Perform the following steps in order to set up the cut/fill map recording.

  1. Confirm that the On Grade tolerance is configured as required. Vertical tolerance can be changed at anytime. The cut/fill background is updated for the new vertical tolerance the next time that the plan view is displayed.

  1. Confirm that the required design has been loaded. Cut/Fill map recording is not possible without a design.

  1. Press the arrow keys in order to highlight the cut/fill map recording type.

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Press the "OK" key in order to confirm the setting and return to the "Setup Menu - Configuration" dialog.

    • Press the escape key and then press the "OK" key in order to return to the "Setup Menu - Configuration" dialog without saving the changes.

  1. Press the escape key in order to exit the "Setup Menu - Configuration" dialog. The plan view is opened.

The AccuGrade System is now ready to begin the cut/fill map recording and the cut/fill display.

Any data from an existing cut/fill map recording file is displayed in the plan view when a design is loaded.

The "C/F Map: Off" soft key indicates that the cut/fill map recording is Off. If the "C/F Map: Off" soft key is not visible check that a design has been loaded.

Press the "C/F Map: Off" soft key in order to begin the cut/fill map recording. The "C/F Map: On" soft key indicates that the cut/fill map recording is On.

For all machine types the cut/fill map recording is only updated as the machine moves forward.

The "C/F Map: Full" soft key indicates when the data card has less than 100 KB of memory available. When this occurs map recording is suspended.

Reset Map

The "Map recording reset" closes the selected map recording file. The function then creates a new map recording file in the same directory.

If you reset the map recording file that is currently set for showing on the plan view, the plan view is cleared of all shading. The color key remains visible on the plan view.

The following sentence contains the renaming structure for the map recording files.

  • <Map recording type><Design file name>nnn.cat, where n increments for each newly renamed file.

A renamed map recording file cannot be displayed by the AccuGrade System unless the renamed file is manually renamed in the office in order to remove the nnn.

Individual map recording files are created for each map recording type within the different design folders or in the root directory. The design, if any, and the map recording type must be selected as required before reset map is used.

Perform the following steps in order to close and rename a map recording file.

  1. Load the required design. Reset map searches the loaded design folder on the data card for the map recording files. If no design is loaded, reset map searches the root directory of the data card for the map recording files.

  1. Open the "Map Recording" dialog from the "Setup Menu – Configuration" dialog.

  1. Press the arrow keys in order to highlight the map recording type that is to be closed. The map recording type that is currently active is highlighted by default.



    Illustration 2g01300286

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Press the "Reset Map" soft key. The "Confirm Reset Map" dialog appears. Refer to Illustration 2.

    • Press the escape key and then press the "OK" key in order to return to the "Setup Menu – Configuration" dialog without saving the changes.

  1. Press the "Confirm Reset" soft key. A resetting message indicates that the map recording file resetting is in progress. When the reset map process is complete, the "Map Recording" dialog is displayed.

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Map recording detects the changes to the map recording type when you use reset map. Press the escape key and then press the "OK" key in order to exit the "Map Recording" dialog and return to the "Setup Menu – Configuration" dialog without saving the map recording type change. Map recording remains as setup before map reset.

    • Press the "OK" key in order to save the change to the map recording type and return to the "Setup Menu – Configuration" dialog.

  1. Press the escape key in order to exit the "Setup Menu – Configuration" dialog. The plan view appears.