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The Engineering Field Tools (EFT) is a framework of engineering tools used to assist field office individuals plan and design commonly applied conservation practices.  Currently there are three applications within the EFT, Survey Engineering Tool (SET), Grassed Waterway Design Tool (WDT), and Terrace Design Tool (TDT).  These tools not only support the planner in creating a design, but also create reports that can be used as design documentation and as final construction drawings to hand to a contractor for its construction.

 What is SET?
 

The Survey Engineering Tool (SET) was the first design tool created for use under EFT. This application allows users to import survey data from various surveying instruments or manually input survey data to create electronic surface elevation maps. The tool will automatically create contour lines that can be managed by the user. More..

 What is WDT?
 

The Waterway Design Tool (WDT) is used to design grassed lined waterways consistent with national conservation practice standards Code 412 Grassed Waterway and Code 362 Diversions. Because WDT is integrated with the Survey Engineering Tool, designers can graphically view their design as they progress through its development. More...

 What is TDT?
 

Terrace Design Tool (TDT) is a software tool designed to assist field office staff and engineers to design erosion control terrace systems for conservation projects consistent with national conservation practice standards Code 600 Terrace and Code 638 Water and Sediment Control Basins. TDT is a plug-in component that will operate seamlessly with the Engineering Field Tool framework and take advantage of previously developed components and applications such as the Survey Engineering Tool (SET).   More specifically, it can use SET's survey and alignment tools, TIN engine, cut/fill volume calculation engine, waterway design tools, earthworks structure design tools and reporting framework. More...

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