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Multi-Line Earthwork

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This training manual is for previous users who need a refresher. This manual combines the basic and advanced Multi-Line Earthwork classroom sessions and teaches users how to use Multi-Line Earthwork to compute final pay earthwork quantities in accordance with the FDOT standards and specifications by working through a set example problems. The principles taught in the example problems can be applied to compute final pay quantities for a wide range of common situations, including embankment, regular excavation, and subsoil excavation. The student should be able to use the advanced functions of the program to calculate final pay earthwork quantities.

FDOT Multi-Line Earthwork cover page.

(click to view FDOT Multi-Line Earthwork course in PDF format.)
Advanced Topics Covered:
  • Data Entry Options - Enter project information, cross section data, limits data, curve data for centroid corrections, station equation and intercept-slope ties
     
  • Areas Menu – Define surface lines to use for end area and volume calculations
     
  • Generating and Printing Reports and Cross Section Plots
     
  • Importing Data
     
  • Exporting Data
     
  • Shifting and Creating New Surface Lines
     
  • Extending Surface Lines
     




This training manual is for new users ready to begin using FDOT Multi-Line Earthwork. This manual combines the basic and advanced Multi-Line Earthwork classroom sessions and teaches users how to use Multi-Line Earthwork to compute final pay earthwork quantities in accordance with the FDOT standards and specifications by working through a set example problems. The principles taught in the example problems can be applied to compute final pay quantities for a wide range of common situations, including embankment, regular excavation, and subsoil excavation. The student should be able to use the basic data entry functions and understand how to read the output report for final pay earthwork quantities.

FDOT Multi-Line Earthwork cover page.

(click to view FDOT Multi-Line Earthwork course in PDF format.)
Basic Topics Covered:
  • Creating and Opening Multi-Line Earthwork Data Files
     
  • Data Entry Options - Enter project information, cross section data, limits data, curve data for centroid corrections, station equation and intercept-slope ties
     
  • Generating and Printing Reports and Cross Section Plots
     
  • Saving Data
     
FDOT Multi-Line Earthwork course documentation  is currently provided in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.  These files require the free Adobe Acrobat plug-in for your browser.  The Acrobat plug-in can be obtained from Adobe Systems Inc. 

Multi-Line Earthwork Documentation
File Description File Size Effective Date
Documentation Adobe PDF graphic link that opens FDOTMLEAdv&Basic.pdf (12.1 MB)
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12.1 MB 09/01/2011
Dataset Winzip graphic link that opens mlewkdataset.zip (42.6 KB)
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42.6 KB 9/01/2011