Site Improvement Legend
- The Site Improvement Legend command is part of the RPS Modeling Toolbox
- The command is located on the Modeling macros menu ribbon
- The command is located in the Legends menu group
This command creates a legend of site improvements applied to surfaces within the project either for takeoff or data modeling purposes. The legend shows the color of the site improvement and the material layer stack and defined material thicknesses for each site improvement used. This automates the creation of drawings for submittals or for use by site personnel to understand a project.
Example Site Improvement Legend
The Site Improvement Legend command dialog looks as follows
In order to create the color coded map of Site Improvement Areas for your project, run the Validate Site Improvement Areas command from the Takeoff Menu prior to running the Site Improvement legend command.
Select the surface model to which the Site Improvements have been assigned e.g. If doing a Takeoff then the Site Improvements will have been assigned to the Finished design surface or the Original ground surface (demolition / removal) models.
Include material layers checkbox:
Check this checkbox if you wish to report the material layers of the site improvements in the legend to be created i.e. a Road Pavement site improvement would maybe have 100mm Asphalt, 200mm Aggregate and 300mm of Stabilized Base as 3 material layers that make up the site improvement.
Upper left location:
Select the location for the upper left corner of the site improvement legend table. Normally select somewhere outside the limits of the project data.
Select the layer on which to place the Site Improvement Legend table.
Enter the Title that you wish to place in the Site Improvement Legend table e.g. Site Improvements
Select the text style that you wish to use for the title text for the site improvement legend. Note that it is good practice to define the text styles that you wish to use along with layers and layer groups in your project template so that these al exist prior to command execution.
Number of columns:
Enter the number of columns that you wish to have in your Site Improvement Legend e.g. 1 or 3 columns etc. This will define the layout on the drawing.
SI header text style:
Select the text style that you wish to use for the headers for each site improvement, the header is the name of the site improvement.
SI text style:
Select the text style that you wish to use to define the material layers for each site improvement.
Use case tip:
We recommend that when creating a site improvement legend or any other annotation, that you should use the same text font in each of your text styles to create a consistent look and feel on your drawings. While the height, bold / normal or italic / normal properties of the text may change, a consistent font use will improve the look and quality of your outputs.
Enter the width of each column for the table e.g. 40’ or 15m etc.
Color box width:
Enter the width of the colored box that will display the site improvement color within the site improvement legend table.
Executes the command and closes on completion
Closes the command without further execution.
The following video shows how to utilize the Site Improvement Legend command
The following videos show the use of the Site Improvement Legend command in a work process context
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