Moving Structures En-Masse

The 'En-Masse Move' function can be used to move structures, along with any attached equipment and wires, from a list of coordinates. This is especially useful when processing construction data, also known as 'As-Built' or 'As-Constructed' data.

Please note: Only single-mast structures (single track cantilevers, two track cantilevers, twin/triple cantilevers, self supporting anchors, and attachment points) can be moved en-masse currently. 

Step 1: Format your construction data in a spreadsheet and save as a .csv file

Each row represents an individual structure, with the data arranged into three columns. 

Column A: Easting, Column B: Northing, and Column C: Top of Foundation.

Step 2: Click the 'En-Masse Move' button in the 'Structures' section of the Lineardraft toolbar

This will open the 'En-Masse move Structures' window.

Step 3: Click the 'Browse' button and locate your .csv file from Step 1

Once you locate it, click 'Open' and the data will be populated in the 'En-Masse move Structures' window.

Step 4: Adjust 'Min Tolerance' and 'Max Tolerance' to match your coordinates with structures

Coordinates that can't be matched automatically (that fall outside the tolerance range) with structures in your model appear in the 'Unused Coordinates' box. Adjusting the tolerance values will increase or decrease the number of matches.

Once the distance between a set of coordinates and the location of a structure, shown below as the 'Total Delta', falls within the tolerance range, they will be matched up and appear in the top box.

Step 5: Click the 'Move' button

This will apply all the movements to the structures listed in the top box of the 'En-Masse move Structures' window.

Please note, whenever a structure is moved, the foundation and mast bearings are reset to the default rotation of the structure type being moved.

Top Tip: When moving structures en-masse, the chainage and any secondary chainage values will need updating accordingly. 

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