Grading Plan is an important part of nearly every civil engineering project and it take you a lot of time in modeling, balancing earthwork, showing labels, creating sheets.
Grading Plan can be defined as the reshaping of the land surface between points in the ground. Basically, the grading plan shows your property, existing grades, its dimensions, the proposed location of your new house, and how the ground around your house will slope. The main purpose of this plan is to ensure that the construction of the new building, including the driveway, retaining wall etc., will be built in such a manner as to allow for proper surface drainage, to prevent any negative impacts on adjoining lands and reduce costs as much as possible for the owner.
In all cases, grading plans must ensure positive drainage and conform to the following standards, meeting design requirements (Minimum, Maximum slopes), coordinating with all private and public utility, providing drainage swales, berms.
EM BIM Consultant have done a lot of Grading Plan projects using Civil 3D and AutoCAD to implement, surface analysis, grading modeling, create cross-sections, create surfaces objects, earthwork calculation, contour labels. We regularly use data shortcut to manage data and show on plan sheet. This way helps us work effectively and promote teamwork.