Data prep is the key to accurate, well planned jobs. Take-off Professionals can show you how to produce data for material quantities and production. We start with Civil Construction sites that include everything from mixed use, warehouses and retention basins to parking lots and beyond. Our training classes feature real-world projects and provide in-depth software education.

Whether you are a beginner looking to get up to speed quickly, or a seasoned professional wanting to streamline productivity, we have training to fit your needs. All classes are taught by Marco Cecala, our resident industry expert in all things 3D for over 25 years. Attend an upcoming training class or create your own customized course today!


We offer custom courses at our training facility and will cover one of the topics below, starting from drawings to final output. Learn how to prepare data for your specific brand of machine control using today’s popular software brands. Each training is software specific and will cover export for mixed-fleets. We encourage you to bring current data jobs you need help with. Due to the regional differences in design and building codes, jobs performed in your area should be brought to class so you can be sure you have confidence in your ability to accurately and quickly produce work.

Our customized courses cover the following topics:

Job SITE training

  • Parking lots and grading areas
  • Convert contours
  • Create 3D curb lines
  • Spot elevations and break lines
  • PDF imports
  • Working with CAD files
  • Surface review tools
  • Sending 3D data to the field

STREET data prep modeling

  • Sub-division and public
  • Alignments, profiles and templates
  • Making surfaces from roads for grading
  • Intersection and other hand work
  • Lot grading, basements and rough grade details
  • Leveraging the data for more than machine control

heavy roadway data prep and modeling

  • Heavy highway and airports
  • Alignments and templates
  • Sub-grades and special surfaces for paving production
  • IRI and profile improvement
  • Additional uses for data in the office and field

Let us customize a class to fit your specific needs at our facility or yours. You pay a daily rate for the trainer and we will train up to 3 students per session. We will work to create an agenda that fits your needs for both your office and field personnel.



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