Virtual Surveyor is a productivity tool, which means it will help you save time. But it is not an automation tool. 


You need to see Virtual Surveyor as a toolkit and build an optimal workflow using the tools available in the software. The workflow differs depending on the type of deliverable you need to produce. So always ask yourself what deliverable your customer needs:

  • Line survey
  • TIN surface
  • Contour lines
  • Volume report
  • Cut/Fill map


Based on this decision you can apply a workflow. Another important decision to make at this point is if you are going to clean your terrain or not? 


Here are some starting points for different workflows:

  • When you need to make a surface for a site (the customer will make a cut-and-fill map in another software)
  • When you need to produce breaklines 
  • When you have a lot of trees or buildings 
  • When you need a clear layer structure and descriptors 
  • For a low-maintenance road, the methodology of using section lines applies 


Don't hesitate to get in touch with us when you have other workflows and need assistance setting them up.