So a few other bloggers have already announced the release of this paper, but I wanted to put in my two cents.
I downloaded both the pdf and the complied HTML help file versions, and spent about 3 hours with it last night and this morning.
The paper is very easy to follow.Â The premise is simple- the author explains how to get the best results out of your feature lines and grading objects by giving you a peek inside how grading is programmed and why it behaves the way it does.Â As I try to explain in posts such asÂ Parcel Rules Â the author works out what task feature lines and grading objects do well, what task they struggle with and how to approach a project to deal with that. (Keeping in mind that the author of this paper actually knows how the tools are programmed and therefore can better explain why things behave the way they do.Â I just use a dartboard and a blindfold)
The paper is broken into Feature Line Grading and Projection Grading sections.
Ideas covered include: When to use feature lines, when to use grading objects, best ways to make edits to each, best types of projections, managing site geometry, why certain things don’t work, and much more. The HTML version has neat DWFs embedded in it.
If you haven’t downloaded the Grading Best Practices white paper DO IT NOW. Read it today and see if the lightbulb appears over your head like it did over mine.
The Dan and Dave Show blog has the download here: