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Komatsu iMC Operational Tip: INDEPENDENTLY CREATING A FLAT PLANE SURFACE

Oct 10, 2019, 11:44 AM by Jeff Richards
There may come a time as an operator—when you don’t have the time or convenience of an off-site person to create one—when you need to create a flat plane surface. This can be easily achieved with a Komatsu iMC machine in just a few clicks on the screen:
 
  • Press the “Menu” button in the bottom right corner. Select “Project File Settings”, then “Surfaces” (pic above), then “New”. Enter the name of the surface and highlight “Flat Plane Surface”.
  • The easiest way to enter the intended elevation is the “Measure Point” method. On the “Flat Plane Surface” screen (above), click the “Measure pt.” button. Press “Select”, and the screen will show north and east coordinates that are the center of the proposed surface (above). If the elevation listed under them is too high or low, touch the “Elevation” field and type in the adjustment, then click “Finish.”
  • You’ll be asked if you want this to be your active surface. Click the checkmark to confirm it’s your current working surface.
  • Click “Return” to get back to the “Surface” menu. Click “Return” again to get to your “Main Menu.” Check that the new surface is shown as your active surface.
  • Click “Return” again to get to the main working menu. Make sure the machine is in one of the two working modes for semi-automatic operation.
  • Click “Return” again to get to the main working menu. Make sure the machine is in one of the two working modes for semi-automatic operation.
Now you’re ready to grade to a new flat plane surface. For video on this time- and cost-saving feature, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WJ0vicfrAc. For more Komatsu iMC Kwick Tips, visit the SMARTConstruction playlist on Komatsu America’s YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/ KomatsuAmerica. Or, to schedule an iMC demonstration, contact your Columbus Equipment Company rep today.
 
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