Large earthwork sites are not easy to monitor on a regular basis. With Virtual Surveyor, you can create a Cut/Fill map and some profiles to illustrate a Cut/Fill calculation table. 

This article guides you step-by-step to create a clean earthwork progress report. Sharing this report with all the project stakeholders will enhance the communication and understanding of a construction site's progress.


Cut/Fill Analysis

Use Virtual Surveyor to create a Cut/Fill map on your drone data. Then complete the analysis with a few profile cross-sections

Copy Viewport

In the Viewport, place the camera as wanted for the shot and Copy Viewport to the clipboard. You can paste the Viewport screenshot into your report editor software. 

Export Cut/Fill Volumes Calculation

Display the Cut/Fill areas. Use the Export Volumes button available in the EXPORT tab to save those calculations to a .csv spreadsheet. You can then open and edit that spreadsheet in Notepad, Excel, etc.

Copy Profiles

Set the wanted profile in the Profile View and copy the profile to the clipboard. You can then paste the profile screenshot into your report editor software. Repeat this operation for each profile.

Layout the Report

Arrange the images and the Cut/Fill table in a word processing or presentation software like Word or PowerPoint.

You can download this PDF report as shown in the example below.