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KeyTERRA-FIRMA. Ground Modelling Road and 3D Site Design Urban Renewal Land Survey and Mapping software Working inside AutoCAD and Bricscad. KeyTERRA-FIRMA. KeyTERRA-FIRMA Ltd. Established 1998. Bricsys Partners from 2009 - we supply Bricscad V11 Member of the Key Systems Group.
Road and 3D Site Design
and Mapping software
Working inside AutoCAD and Bricscad
Bricsys Partners from 2009 - we supply Bricscad V11
Member of the Key Systems Group.
Based in Worcestershire with clients throughout the UK.
Highly successful policy of evolving software to meet user requirements and ease of use.
Key Systems are one of the original UK Autodesk Dealers and Developers.
Working inside AutoCAD 2007 to 2012 platforms plus Bricscad.
Highly suitable for a broad range of Civil, Environmental, Landscape and Land Survey projects.
Unsolicited endorsement from Seer Projects Ltd. in Windsor
“I like KTF …..
… I can’t remember how long we have used it for now but I am
sure our first version was 4.0 - I have used it continuously.”
Large number of City, County and District Councils.
Leading Consultants including Arup, Atkins, Peter Brett, Hyder, Jacobs, Mott MacDonald, RPS, SLR and WYG.
Developers, Water and Port Authorities, Ordnance Survey plus many Land Surveying and Landscape companies consolidate a strong established user base.
The most northern users are in Finland and Shetland
The most southern are based in Port Stanley in the Falklands
KTF has also been used in Montserrat
Residential and Industrial Estate design
New Road schemes and improvements
General earthworks and volume calculations
Urban Road design, Regeneration and Maintenance
Landfill, Quarrying and Reclamation
Car park and Sports pitch design
River surveys and simple flood modelling
Embankment calculations and bund design
Zones of Visual Impact analysis (ZVI)
Water and gas pipelines
Pond design and other water related applications
Airport related projects including approach surveys
Land Survey work of all shapes and sizes
Most users have the mainstream version including modelling and design :-
Base Ground Modelling Design Rivers Land Survey Translators
“Add on” modules for :-
Survey observation input Two way WinDes translator ZVI
Direct input from Dataloggers, Total Stations and GPS.
Automated 3D wire frame survey drawing using MX type feature codes.
Road and river sections created rapidly from survey drawing
Models created directly from 3D drawing entities.
3D Polylines recognised as break lines.
Existing site or design represented as a series of triangles.
From 3D CAD drawing ….
(or large .xyz files)
to Ground model in seconds
Rapid Contouring and annotation
3D Grids (for viewing and rendering)
Slope direction and gradient at any location
Average level calculation for slab levels etc.
Landfill settlement calculation
Drape 2D drawing entities
Interpolated level grid
KTF is very strong in all aspects concerning sections
Represent a Horizontal Alignment as a 2D Polyline ….
Sections rapidly drawn with intelligent structure for subsequent enhancement and design functions etc.
Sections drawn at natural scale or with vertical exaggeration. Enhanced in CAD or graphics package.
Embankments are calculated from design features represented as 3D Polylines.
Volume calculations compare existing and design models to report cut and fill quantities. Easy water volume calculation.
Cut and fill colour mapping (isopachytes) ….
Z value colour mapping
Superb presentation for cut and fill, hydrographic survey, coastal erosion studies and ZVI results.
Volumes (EA banding).
Flood area mapping (from horizontal and sloping surfaces).
Water storage and balancing pond modelling.
Landfill cell floor design.
Horizontal and Vertical Alignment designs combined by powerful 3D String functions.
Suitable for new roads, complex estate road layouts, junctions, widening, improvements and roundabouts.
Suitable for urban renewal and regeneration projects.
Not just Road Design but a powerful and flexible set of tools for 3D Site Design.
Horizontal Alignment represented as 2D Polyline.
Designing on a long section, tools exist to help with vertical curves, K values and optimisation to represent the Vertical Alignment as a 2D Polyline.
The Master String combines Horizontal and Vertical Alignments
Standard or complex string definitions (including non parallel channel geometry and super-elevation).
Highly flexible individual String design functions.
3D Polylines, sections and report outputs.
“Cruise along the road” viewer.
CHAINAGE 0.000 BEARING 127d15'14"
point Easting Northing Level Offset String Name
1 750.984 997.440 20.897 -6.173 (Embankment)
2 750.667 997.024 20.723 -5.650 lpath
3 749.457 995.432 20.673 -3.650 lkerb
4 749.457 995.432 20.548 -3.650 lchan
5 747.247 992.527 20.639 0.000 Centre
6 745.038 989.621 20.548 3.650 rchan
7 745.038 989.621 20.673 3.650 rkerb
8 743.827 988.029 20.723 5.650 rpath
9 743.162 987.155 20.357 6.748 (Embankment)
Special projects that have relied on KeyTERRA-FIRMA include the rock revetment scheme at Easington in East Yorkshire to protect the Gas Terminal and the unique dual guided bus lanes at Leeds.
KTF is excellent for sports pitch and car park design plus general site development. Combining the Base module, Ground Modelling and Design functions in a variety of sequences provides the most powerful and flexible solution.
River section generation and preparation for modelling inputs
KTF River survey CAD drawing
Efficient river cross section production
Output to Environment Agency EACSD format
Translators to ISIS, Hec-Ras, Mike 11, EEB and simple .csv format
Zones of Visual Impact.
A powerful analysis and presentation tool to assist with visibility studies.
Typically working with very large .xyz data sets including OS LandForm Profile DTM.
Single or multiple targets.
Targets may be proposed wind turbines, masts, chimneys, buildings and roads (point, linear or area).
Results relate number of visible targets to user specified colours.
Calculation works on a radial basis
Field of view analysis
KTF ZVI now includes the option to calculate the impact in the field of view.
Working on the effects of the horizontal range of targets.
Results displayed as colour mapping related to the receptor’s angle of view.
Two way MOSS / MX Genio files.
OS LandForm and other products.
WinDes onto Sections, Schedule drawing and Network generation
Terrific Value (to buy or hire)
Expanded new reference and tutorial documentation
Training courses (for established and new users)
KTF is developed to be as easy to learn and use as possible!
Working inside AutoCAD or Bricscad to read OS MasterMap .gz and .gml files.
Drawing created in a structured and user controlled way.
Read multiple files (chunks).
Extract and draw only an area of interest (e.g. defined by closed Polyline).
Polygons drawn as Polylines or solid hatch.
Batch mode to create traditional 1:1250 and 1:2500 tiles.
Easy tile input by location.
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Unsolicited endorsement from Maccus-Well Ltd. in West Yorkshire
“I'm impressed with the Bicscad software - can't believe how simple the transition was from AutoCAD. I haven't had any real problems so far.”
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