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has anyone had any experience or can recommend site cut and fill calculation software?

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If you use Sketchup there is the following plugin.

 

CutNfill    v2.0
Cut and Fill Software for SketchUp
 
 
You have to join SketchUcation which is free to download the plugin.
In the evaluation version, you get 10 free uses, after which you will need to purchase a license.
 
YouTube  Video
BrockWorks, Inc.

 

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You can probably create a ruby macro for a simpler basement case. Or ask Joe_Carrick. May be he will create Macro of the Month

 

Standard Sq ft x room height - (terrain elevation)  divided by 27 = CY 

 

If you want more precise add 2' for trenching on each size.

 

Very similar for slab

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I did explore trying to use a macro or even just utilising the info in the terrain/terrain feature dialogues (creating an existing site and a copy for a modified site then comparing) but interestingly found;

- Terrains have an area value but no volume value in the dialogue box

- Terrain features do generate a volume value but its derived from the 2d polyline times by the height nominated in the dialogue, therefore the output is a box and not relative to the terrain data thus not giving a true volume of the terrain feature.

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> - Terrains have an area value but no volume value in the dialogue box

 

I believe because terrain is a surface located at particular elevation value and has no volume. Most excavation companie can not figure this out either

so a software works of elevatons: (Highest + lowest ) /2 * area

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